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Panasonic P7 Hdmi

Discussion in 'Plasma TVs' started by Daniel19, Nov 4, 2004.

  1. Daniel19

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    Hi all

    Anybody know where the Best/Cheapest place to get hold of this board.

    Also does anybody have one, and whats your opinion??????

    Please let me know.

    Thanks

    Dazz
     
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    I'm not even sure its available yet - certainly wasn't when I enquired a couple of weeks back. December release if I remember correctly...
     
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    HDMI boards are available at av-sales
     
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    Has anybody got one yet? any opinions?
     
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    ordered one... been informed this is great for a DVD with HDMI output (no better connection available as yet)

    But then again i'm just a newbie
     
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    dazz16

    Unfortunately the boards will not be delivered to dealers for a 'few' weeks. A delivery date from Panasonic UK has not been confirmed yet but we were initially informed it was sometime in November. In truth this could well slide into early December. I guess for the moment its watch this space :)

    Regards

    Alastair :hiya:
     
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    I assume this means my order is on hold :-(
     
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    they went up in smoke on a container ship which caught fire................along with some other hottly awaited panny kit.......will be here soon enough tho
     
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    Wow what a waste! :laugh:
     
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    Has anyone been given an estimate on the HDMI board yet?
     
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    Short answer, has 2 letters. There is also considerable doubt about it's capabilities. We hold our breath on this one.
     
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    Hello all

    Anyone wanting one of these boards should place an order and stop phoning around :) they are going to be in limited supply when and if they arrive and if you don't place an order you'll continually be at the back of the queue.

    [rest of post deleted by admin as it crosses the line re soliciting business]

    Best regards

    Joe
     
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    And what would those considerable doubts be? I have just purchased a 42PW7 and am waiting for this board. DVD player is Denon A11 (perhaps to be replaced by Marantz DV-9500) so am hoping there would be no issues.

    With all the talk regarding compatibility with 576i/576p 50hz/60hz on DVI (fixed resolutions and frequencies), I was hoping that this board would prove the best connection method with no external scaler. I don't want any jerky pans!!!

    Regards

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    It's what we are worried about, yes. The SDI card is little better. What puzzles me is how they can call this HDMI as it's plainly outside the specification.
     
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    i simply dont understand panny :(
    what are they thinking about ?

    what i need now ? change all my source (DVD, X-BOX games etc) to NTSC ? its more then strange..
     
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    From what I can gather, the terminal board will accept 480p@60hz, 575p@50hz then 720 and 1080 at only 60hz. It astounds me that Panasonic would not provide for 720 and 1080 at 50hz :suicide:

    Darren
     
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    stupid marketing...
     
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    Should the PW7 accept 720 direct from a Denon 3910?

    I get red lines over the picture when setting the DVD to 720
     
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    People are buying PW7/PWD7's because they're kindly suggested to do so.

    Only when they connect their brand new DVD player that has an upscaling capability via DVI/HDMi output (that's what they bought that DVD player for, after all) do they figure out that the Panny does NOT accept upscaled (720p or 1080i) PAL DVD's... Blank screen, warped picture at best. Oucch!! :rolleyes:

    There was a rumour here that Panny would make new HDMi terminal boards, which allegedly will properly handle 720p50 and 1080i50, available to PW7/PWD7 owners. Not seen an update to this lately, might have missed it though... :confused:
     
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    No problem, just go out and buy a good scaler and the problem is solved, maybe another £1,000 but it's worth the extra money because they won't get a better picture than a Panny can deliver.

    Do they have any choice? no? buy Pioneer? come on! we are talking quality here, not some washing soap.

     
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    dont forget the PHD7 and PHW7 owners!
    AND it is only a problem WITH PAL discs!!!!! NTSC region 1 60Hz disc should be fine!
    Also there is no point in using an HDMI DVD player with a panny!!!!!!!!! Use compnent it looks better and for the ultimate buy a Scaler dont waste your money on half arsed scaling DVD players!!! GET a Scaler and a good analogue or SDi capable player!!!!!!!!

    Panny HDMI boards accept all Resolutions EXCEPT 720p@50Hz and 1080i @50(25)Hz
     
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    hd....which scaler do you favour for pw7?....
     
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    well thats a hard one.............
    If you need lip sync correction then it has to be the iScan HD+ the luamgen has more inputs and controls......for a pro install (ISF calibrated) i would reconmend the LumagenDVi (has gamma control), if you are going to have a play yourself the Iscan HD+ gets my vote.........its an easier prospect without pro kit, I am more familiar with Iscans than the lumagens and i am hopefully going get the chance to see a Lumagen running at its best.......both will make a PW7 Sky HD ready by doing FRC both will give very good results............
     
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    many thanks hd...lip sync is only a very minor issue and easily sorted by delay in amp.......was thinking more of getting max pq from sky+ & e55
     
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    get an ISF done Piers and gordon have Lumagen DVi to test and Av-sales have an HD+ get an ISF and have a scaler demo while they are ther (you will be over £1000 lighter before they leave mind!!!!)
     
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    ;-) i know it aint cheap!
     

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