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Panny PW6

Discussion in 'Plasma TVs Forum' started by cwoj, Oct 15, 2004.

  1. cwoj

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    I know that this is a display, however what options do you have to attaching some basic speakers to it, without using an amp?

    cheers
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    The screen does have the ability to connect seperate speakers to it without the use of an amp, althouh most go for an all in one 5.1 system or the use of an amp and seperates.
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    do these speakers need to be active ones or is there a small degree of amplification from the display?
     
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    You simply connect the speakers using the spring clips as you do with any kit, volume control on the remote for the volume and away you go. You would need a scart board though to send the sound to the screen from you source i believe. You can buy dedicated speakers for the screen but not many do and at over £200 not a good buy when you can buy better for cheaper.
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    What is the PW6 like with upscaling and downscaling of things like VHS and Sky/NTL?
    I notice that some other plasmas in the 2K range specify things like DCDi Farouda to help with scaling. What's the PW6 like in comparison to plasmas with DCDi?
     
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    It's not just the DCDi bit, but that does go a long way. DCDi is a technique for deinterlacing (turning into progressive scan) but doesn't have anything to do with scaling. For instance the Fujitsu VHA30 uses DCDi for deinterlacing (among other technologies) which IMO puts it above the Panasonic by a noticeable amount. However something like the Samsung screens which incorporate DCDi (again among other things) are not so hot. As a bargain plasma it's great but factors like the quality of analogue to digital conversion, internal circuitry etc get in the way. And as with any technology you could have all the big name parts (eg. Panasonic glass, pixelworks scaling, silicon image deinterlacing, Burr Brown DACS, 12-bit video converters) and it still be put together badly!!!!!

    BTW VHS always looks horrible on plasmas!!!
     
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    Most of the video boards include an audio in for use with built in speakers. and ~RS sell some generic pasma speakers for £99
     
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    Ok, so I can pretty much safely buy a PW6 in the knowledge that it has pretty decent scaling and de-interlacing hardware and that something like the Samsung 42D4 or the LG 42x11 type plasmas aren't going to outperform it in the scaling/de-interlacing stakes?

    I think my biggest worry is if the wife ever turns round and says she's not impressed by the picture. :)
     
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    She Will NOT :thumbsup:
     
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    is there anything you can do about this? the schools thats buying this have a lot of content of vhs tapes?
     
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    except for getting a Hi quality VCR not much, a top end S-VHS deck may help..... Top Panny or JVC unit approx £200
     
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    Liam is a purist, as most folks here are. The dear little kiddies won't have their noses pressed against the glass, it'll be OK for them,just get them gradually weaned off VHS and on to DVD, they're easy to record/author now. You will improve the quality of recording and pre recorded VHS by getting an S-VHS player. They are cheap as chips now, you can get a JVC one for £89 all over the internet. The scart input on the screen can take standard VHS or s-video, or RGB from a set top box, so no problems, it should go together fine. The built in amp will make enough noise as long as the little blighters can shut up when asked, it's not exactly hi fi, but it'll do the job.
     
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    maw, thats perfect news. thanks for the reply
     

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