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Panny th-42phd7

Discussion in 'Plasma TVs' started by Nachos, Nov 16, 2004.

  1. Nachos

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    Can anyone confirm when these will be able to buy?

    Is there going to be any major difference to the 42phd6?

    I was looking to see if i could buy the 42phd6 but i keep seeing loads of sites advertising them but at much higher prices than the 42phd7.

    The 42phd7 is just in my price range but i don't know if i should keep trying to track down the older 6 series or wait for the 7 series.

    Any help appreciated.
     
  2. MAW

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    No waiting needed, they are now available, maybe not quite freely yet, but Joe and myself have stock to my knowlege, and I expect the usual suspects have them too.
     
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    Had chance to play with one yet? ;)
     
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    I think MAW has had a dabble with one...... I havent had chance to see one yet...
     
  5. MAW

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    No time t actually watch anything, but yes we've set it up, it's being fed XGA from the iscan HD at present, will try and get 720p on DVI today.
     
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    I would be very interested to here the results. What was it like being fed XGA from the iscan?
     
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    I'm pleased, a serious step up from a PW6. Frantic day ahead, the DVI card is in but no time till 8pm to play with it.
     
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    MAW,

    Have you, er, played with it yet??
     
  9. MAW

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    No, but myself and another forum member, one of my technicians, will be fiddling tomorrow, we will post then.
     
  10. hutchys

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    Any findings yet MAW looking at one of these screens with iscan hd myself hoping it looks great :)
    Thanks
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    We have it running at 720p/60, the judder is there, not too bad to my eyes, no break up of the sky news panning text, but noticeable. I prefer the analogue at 75hz. It's very very good.
     
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    Thanks MAW so you think DVI is maybe not the way to go after your brief testing? You believe analogue is the best way?
     
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    MAW: Thanks, that's very interesting. I'll write the DVI card of my list then!

    Does this mean it's a Panny or DVDO problem? Would you still get judder on a NTSC picture?

    Also, excuse my ignorance but is this 1024x768/75 only available for PAL pictures?

    Thanks
    Mark
     
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    Did you use the component card for the analogue or the VGA port?

    For a digital connection, I guess we will have to wait and see whether the HDMI boards (when they arrive) will eliminate the judder problem.
     
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    Judder, it's because the panny only takes 60hz on dvi, and as PAL is 25 fps, the frame rate conversion causes trouble. The HDMI board SHOULD take 720p @50Hz, but wait and see.

    The DVDO can detect and output different sync frequency for different signals, you set it for PAL inputs and NTSC inputs. If you only ever watched NTSC discs, the judder would not be a problem, you could send 60 or 72 Hz with no judder.

    VGA is the connection for analogue, though component is perfectly possible. The question is why? You don't need a video board if you have the scaler, save the cash. Unless you have a 2 zone amp, like my onkyo. Then you can make an s-video connection and switch the PinP feature. We like funky toys.
     
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    Hello all

    Early days as yet but this AM I had 576P(50) being output from my iScanHD and Displayed on a TH-42PHD7BKJ :) not perfect as yet (more tweaking required) and I'll have to leave that until Monday now as were at the Scottish HiFi Show this weekend.

    Oh and no problems with a Denon DVD-3910 at 480P(60), 576P(50), 720P(60) and 1080i(60) [I think I tried the last one - it was 06:00 and I hadn't gone to bed!!!].

    The Denon worked fine into the TY-42TM6DB DVI board from its DVI (with HDCP) and HDMI outputs.

    Best regards

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    Didn't even try this! but then I wouldn't, with 10 mins for lunch today.
     
  18. Nachos

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    Very impresive tech talk, but still no answer to the original post on this thread.

    Can any of the retailers confirm they have the phd7 in stock for immeditate despatch?
     
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    I've got one on order which was supposed to arrive this week but still no word :(

    Has anyone got one yet? (Apart from MAW that is)
     
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    Problem is that the dealers will have pre-orders to fill before they can take new orders.

    Why don't you ring MAW/Joe/AV-Sales and ask them when they would be able to send one out for a new order?
     
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    Joe

    any updates on the optimum config for the iScan and 42PHD7? I am considering analog but would appreciate any advice on precise config to a component board.....

    cheers,

    Neil
     
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    I have been looking at the DVDO documentation on their web site, and the latest software release 5.6 - 1.31 states:

    60Hz Default Frame Rate
    The iScan HD defaults to 60Hz output frame rate regardless of
    the input frame rate to improve compatibility with displays.
    Most displays will show an image with a 60Hz frame rate.

    Since the Panny DVI board only accepts 60Hz, will this eliminate the judder problem??

    MAW, which version of software do you have on your iScan HD? Is it 3.4 - 1.08?

    Or am I completely missing the point :confused:
     
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    Dark Therapy: The Panasonic DVI board accepts 50Hz signals. Joe has pointed this out earlier in thread. The issue is what resolutions it accepts at 50Hz. The answer is only 576P. This means you cannot address the panel at its own native resolution at 50Hz.

    Any conversion of 50Hz incoming signal to 60Hz refresh rate will initroduce some form of judder. How perceptoble it is to you can only be judsged by viewing. At the Scottish HiFi show this weekend all the material we played was converted to 60Hz refresh and no-one noticed or mentioned it (we played R2 DVD and Freeview). This was with a Lumagen scaler not a dvdo.

    Gordon
     
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    yaser

    You may want to read the AV Forum rules BEFORE you start posting :)

    Best regards

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    You crossed over the line yourself twice, Joe.
     
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    Hello Stuart

    What! there was nothing in my post that contributed to the thread - how about an edit rather than a pull :)

    Apologise if I crossed the line - only trying to be helpful.

    Best regards

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    Gordon: Yes, your absolutely right. Just having a funny five minutes.
    :oops:
     

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