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Panny 8 Panels and Component

Discussion in 'Plasma TVs' started by nheather, Oct 25, 2005.

  1. nheather

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    Couple (maybe three) of questions about using component on the Panny 8 panels

    (i) Is there any quality/performamnce difference between using component though the PC socket compared with a component terminal board.

    (ii) The component BNC board is about half the price of the component RCA board. Why is this? - any quality/performance difference between the two?

    (iii) For Sky+ I could use a SCART terminal board or buy a JS SCART to Component and switch with my DVD through the amp. Either way, price is about the same - but is there any quality/performance benefit of one over the other?

    Thanks for the help.

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  2. Joe Fernand

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    nheather

    01. Any difference between Inputting YUV via the HD15(VGA) socket vs. 5 BNC's is minimal and just as likely down to cable selection; you can use heavier grade cables with the BNC connectors.

    02. I think you may be mixing up the TY-42TM6AB (Single Slot) YUV on BNC Board with the old RCA Board; there is no RCA Board listed in any price lists I've seen for the 8 Series Displays.

    You can also use the TY-42TM6YB (Dual Slot) YUV/RGBHV + S-Video + Composite video board; this board is roughly twice the price of the YUV only board.

    03. Not personally had a chance to Test Head to Head.

    Best regards

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    I think I read that the Panasonic's JUST mode is not avilable through the PC input but would be through the component input (RCA or BNC). Thus could be a factor if planning to view cable channels which still broadcast in 4:3 and need to stretch them.

    Can anyone with a PHD8 confirm this?
     
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    Singexpat. It is still available on the vga should you wish to use it.
     
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    Nigel, i moved my js converter through to the pw7 as the scart board on the PHD8 seems at least as good.
     
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    Thanks for the valuable feedback

    Joe,

    The boards I am referring to are listed on the AV-Sales site and are both single slot boards. They are

    TY-42TM6AB --- BNC --- £70
    TY-42TM6Z --- RCA --- £123

    Apart from the connectors (and the price) is there any difference between these two?

    Cheers,

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    Nigel, I was told by Av Sales that the only difference, apart from the obvious, is that the BNC is produced by Panny Comercial and the RCA by Panny Consumer and hence the price discrepancy.
     
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    Hello nheather

    I guess the RCA Boards must be stock left over from 6 and 7 Series then as Panasonic Consumer don't now carry/support the 8 Series Displays and the Boards were more expensive last year.

    BNC is technically better than RCA as its true 75 ohm plus BNC means your unlikely to get cable 'dropping' out of a socket as they are Twist to fit; which is handy if you fancy some 'hosepipe' style 'Component' video cables.

    Best regards

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    Joe do you mean consumer no longer support the panel plasma, only commercial and broadcast do, Commercial only suppply BNC fitment boards.....
     
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    OOPS - well spotted Horny!!!

    Yes Consumer have stopped supplying the Display models and now concentrate on the Viera TV's.

    There is no RCA Board in any 'Business Systems' price list I've seen.

    Best regards

    Joe

    PS I'll go edit my original post!!!
     

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