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Panasonic TH-42PH9

Lady Jane

Standard Member
We have a Panasonic TH-42PH9 screen/monitor which we use for watching DVD's & linking to a laptop - we have it linked to our home theatre amplifier.
We have the following boards: TY-FB9BD in slot 1; TY-FB8HM in slot 2; not sure of the number for the board in slot 4 - it has PC in (female 15 pin) + audio, plus Serial (female 9 pin) - see attached photos. [Slot 3 is empty]
We would like to add a TV receiver but we're not sure which board to purchase - that's if they're still available!
Any idea's or can anyone help?


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Lady Jane

Standard Member
No. The reason why we bought the screen originally was because we didn't want a TV - otherwise a TV would have been much cheaper! (We are one of the 1% without a TV in our household!!) We now have an elderly relative living with us who would benefit from watching TV on a large screen, so we were wondering how to add a TV receiver board to the screen to enable it to be used as a TV, & if that is possible, and which board would we need to fit to be able to do this?


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The TV receiver board is a connector that then plugs into an external box, it has a basic TV tuner and a few inputs like scart and component, however, it takes up slots 2 and 3 and means you can no longer use any other boards.

You would be far better to simply by a Freeview box for £30 and a cheap scart to RGBs cable and hook it into the VGA socket.

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