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panny 42" to pc??

Discussion in 'Plasma TVs' started by danny-p, Dec 15, 2002.

  1. danny-p

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    Im thinking about connecting my 1.8ghz pc to my panny 4 series plasma but am unsure about the best way to do it, what the best cables are, and how to connect to my amp to obtain sound?

    Also what ratio would the pc be in or would it just fill the screen?

    cheers.....danny-p
     
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    Hello Danny

    Use a good quality VGA cable to connect the PDP to the PC. After all, that's what the things were originally designed for! Would get best results from setting the output resolution of your PC to match the resolution of the plasma. I believe that the more modern versions of Windows (such as XP) can be set for widescreen VGA resolutions. The folks over on the HCPC forum would be the best to give advice on this. Also a lot of folks over on the projector forum who use HCPCs.

    As far as sound is concerned, could either use the PCs analogue stereo feed to plug into your amp., or for better results fit a digital 5.1 surround sound card to the PC. These have an optical digital out connector to plug straight into your amp.
     
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    has pretty much given you the answer
    I have a sims RGB Converter for DVD Player and sky (looped)

    plus i just switch the VGA cableS from the PC into the sims box to watch the PC

    And it all works great, i'm in the process of buying a 2 way VGA adapter so I dont have to keep swapping them manually all the time

    if I watch DVD'S via the PC ... I use power strip to switch to the Plasma's native resolution, and depending of the aspect ratio, if it has any black bars -- I use the zoom mode on the Plasma to get rid of em
     

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