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PannyPW6(DVI) - Pio868(HDMI)

Discussion in 'Plasma TVs' started by Claus, May 31, 2004.

  1. Claus

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    Hi,

    Will there be any problems connecting my Pio868 DVD player to a Panny42PW6(or 50PH6), using a HDMI to DVI cable?
    What's the highest resolution possible for the Panny(with both screens)?

    It's important for me to know, because I'm insecure if I'm gonna by the DVI slot for the Panny.

    Thanks

    Claus
     
  2. Joe Fernand

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    Hello Claus

    Your Pioneer DV-868AVi outputs 576P at 50Hz and the Panasonic TY-42TM6DB DVI Board is looking for 575P at 50Hz so you wont get an image from a PAL disc.

    You can set the DV-868AVi to 'up-convert' all discs to 720P and convert PAL (50Hz) to NTSC (60Hz) and you should then get an image - though I have to say I've not gone down this route and have tended to not partner the DV-868AVi with the Panasonic Displays.

    If you can live with the 50Hz to 60Hz compromise on HDMI to DVI I'd be considering the TH-42PHD6BX (1024 x768) vs. the TH-50PHD6BX (1377x768) in addition to the TH-42PW6B (852x480) Display.

    Best regards

    Joe
     
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    IIRC the 868 running into the 42PHD6 doesn't keep the correct aspect ratio for anamorphic discs... and isn't any better overall than others highly regarded DVD players running in via component anyway!!

    Claus with your specific requirement I would see if you can find a dealer that has a Panasonic, with DVI board, and a Pioneer 868, and a DVI-HDMI lead handy! (not me unfortuantely!)
     
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    Seen the film, read the book, tried the pie. Don't bother, too much hassle, no PAL, Liam is correct about aspect. It's a non starter, get a 2900.
     
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    What ??

    just read the complete opposite in another forum -
    excellent picture quality in 576 p with this combination

    http://212.105.197.43/vbportal/forums/showthread.php?s=&threadid=50368
     
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    My German's not up to that lot, but we find here that the DVI board will not accept 576p or i, but 575 owing to a, er, ahem, balls up. 1 or 2 DVD players actually put out a 575 signal, and do work. Otherwise, it's no go. The same holds for the iscan HD, JJ if you are reading. Spoke to the guys from Owl about this, they are working on it, which can only mean a software upgrade to a 575 output at some point in the future.
     
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    MAW

    Great to know I was not alone falling asleep during language labs - I was more interested in the classroom technology!!!

    I wonder if the DV-868AVI was actually outputting 720P not 576i or 576P.

    I think TAG were first to produce a software update to output 575P at 50Hz to work with the Panasonic TY-42TM6DB card and the New Arcam DV79 HDMI also seems to work - but I've yet to see a Pioneer DVD-868AVi work at 576P into the DVI card.

    I had a go this afternoon with a TH-42PHD6BX/TY-42TM6DB combination with a LumagenHDP and couldn't get 575 or 576 working; though that was more to do with setting up the Lumagen than anything else.

    I should have some more time on Sunday to play with the above combination - which by the way looks very nice at 480P, 720P and 1080i.

    Best regards

    Joe
     
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    Thanks a lot
    for sure I will post your arguments in this german thread -
    keep you informed
    but bear with my school english
    During language labs
    I was more interested in the technology of the girls next to me
    :censored:
     
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    Joe, Maw, if you can sort out this incompatability between the 868 & 50PHW6 DVI, then that would be great, because I think this is probably the only reason why I have not bought the plasm yet (I already have an 868).

    having said that, the shiny front glass on all current plasmas does also put me off. hmm... maybe I'll have to 'sleep with the devil' and get the up & comming pio 505 with non-shiny plastic... time will tell I suppose.
     
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    Nothing much we can do about the dvi probs I'm afraid. Panasonic need to do this, they show no haste. The HDE pioneers are the only real partner for the 868 currently, and in fact as I'm the paranoid manically depressed robot, I'll go as far as to say for the forseeable future. Personally I don't think much of the combination there either, but it works.
     
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    Don't say that MAW! If the stories about panny7 having HDMI are true, then won't that be an option?
     
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    Thanks Martin, TBH I am well chuffed with the picture via analogue anyhow, but just keen to see if DVI is an option later on...I await the 575P HD firmware :smashin:

    JJ
     
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    Is there a chance that the Idscan HD will be upgraded to output 575p when it's clearly panasonic who have made the mistake.

    Would there be any chance that my IDSCAN Ultra could get a software upgrade as well then?
     
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    Ultra is not firmware upgradeble IIRC, just the HD...

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