Panasonic TH42PE50B support for HD

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  1. wesuk

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    Hey All,

    As the tital says really, I have a Panasonic TH42PE50B and in the instructions at the back it has the following table for component signal support, does this mean it supports HD signals over the component connection :-

    525(480)/60i : 59.94Hz
    525(480)/60p : 59.94Hz
    625(576)/50i : 50.00Hz
    625(576)/50p : 50.00Hz
    750(720)/50p : 50.00Hz
    750(720)/60p : 60.00Hz
    1125(1080)/50i : 50.00Hz
    1125(1080)/60i : 60.00Hz

    Does this mean I can use a HD Sky Box, PS2 or XBOX360 with HD support and would I get a better picture and what mode would be best?

    Thanks.
     
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    Yeah, apart from PS2. That will output 480i most of the time, and still better than RGBScart IMHO.
     
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    Sorry was supposed to say PS3 not PS2.

    What would the image be like for example using an XBOX360 as I know this set has a native res of only 852x480.
     
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    It still look amazing! Many people here are using 852x480 screens and still getting benefit from HD. I would definately buy HD equipment to get the most from your screen, I wouldn't upgrade yet if that was your question.
     
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    I have no plans to upgrade as yet as I really like my screen :D

    What HD equipment would be a good match for this?
     
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    I have a TH37PE50 in the living room, and in my opinion the picture is just as good as my HD Ready TX26LXD60 in the bedroom, using the XBOX 360.

    Both using component.

    Both sets support 1080i an 720i but I cannot see any difference in PQ between the two, so both are set on 720.
     
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    Thats good news, thanks.

    I currently have my Samsung DVD HD950 hooked up to it over component and normal sky over RGB scart.

    What would be the best way to record sky programs?
     
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    Update - I noticed this thread and thought i would let you know that i have a th42pe50b and have sky HD running at 1080i. via component. also I have a media centre attached running through the HDTV out on a ati card. the picture on both fronts is class the pc took a bit of mucking around though.

    The old boy (dad) has a 50inch HD ready panny and i can tell you that is no difference.

    Go get yourself a Sky HD box and be amazed.
     

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