Panny PW6. S-Video via scart or S-Video board?

Discussion in 'Plasma TVs Forum' started by Jules, Jan 1, 2005.

  1. Jules

    Jules
    Well-known Member

    Joined:
    Oct 11, 2000
    Messages:
    5,584
    Products Owned:
    1
    Products Wanted:
    1
    Trophy Points:
    134
    Ratings:
    +1,045
    Thinking of getting a 42PW6.
    Currently my TV is fed an S-Video signal from the amp via scart.

    Is the Scart board for the PW6 upto the job, or would I be better buying the S-Video board?
    My amp (Denon A1SE) doesn't do Video upconversion, so I'm going to need S-Video and Component connections.

    The thing is, AVSales are throwing in the scart board for free, and the component board is £60.
    The combined S-Video / Component board is £180, so it makes financial sense to buy just the component board and use the Scart for S-Video..... but only if its up to the job!

    Would the S-Video board provide better quality than S-Video by the scart board?
     
  2. Gussie

    Gussie
    Member

    Joined:
    Oct 19, 2004
    Messages:
    1,237
    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    48
    Ratings:
    +79

    Whilst I have no issue with RGB signals - the S-Video and Composite signals through the Panasonic SCART board are BAD !!

    See this post http://www.avforums.com/forums/showthread.php?t=162669 for the details.

    The much esteemed people at AV-Sales dispute this !

    But I have a PW7 with SCART board and let me tell you S-Video and Composite signals through this interface suck big time !

    I don't know about the other Panasonic interface modules - but I WANT to have a SCART slot , a Component slot AND a free slot for Digital in the future.

    So my options are fixed! (And NO I do not want to use a JS VGA to RGB Convertor)

    It is sad that a company like Panasonic continues to produce what is a flawed design - surely they could have corrected it by now.

    AV-Sales proudly claim ...

    Scart Socket

    Full European Specification Scart socket with auto widescreen switching and auto signal type detection (composite, s-video and RGB) TY-42TM6TC / TY-42TM6TB

    Well they need to add a clarification -

    DO NOT USE WITH COMPOSITE OR S-VIDEO

    I am getting a little tired of the adulation that Panasonic get on this board - yes their panels are OK and are affordable (PW6) BUT they DO have flaws and quirks which unfortunately you'll have to accept.

    Gussie :nono:
     
  3. hornydragon

    hornydragon
    Well-known Member

    Joined:
    Dec 19, 2001
    Messages:
    28,346
    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    136
    Location:
    Somewhere near the M4 most of the time......
    Ratings:
    +1,218
    suggest you get the dual slot board for Compnent and S-video and either sell the scart or ask the retailer if it is paossible to swap the boards
     

Share This Page

Loading...
  1. This site uses cookies to help personalise content, tailor your experience and to keep you logged in if you register.
    By continuing to use this site, you are consenting to our use of cookies.
    Dismiss Notice