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PC cable for Hitachi 42PD5200

Discussion in 'Plasma TVs' started by leamspaceman, Jul 27, 2004.

  1. leamspaceman

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    My replacement plasma (Hitachi 42PD5200) is coming tomorrow. I want to connect my laptop to it. The set has an RGB analogue 15 pin D-sub PC input (I cant use the DVI input as that is for my DVD).

    My laptop has the normal 15 pin VGA output on the back.

    I need some advice as to what type of cable I should use?

    Are there 'premium' quality cables available for this purpose as is the case with A/V cables...you know, the IXOS/QED type cables with OFC copper, screening, gold-plated connectors and all that stuff? If so, where can I get them from in the UK?

    Do I just need to use a 'bog-standard' VGA cable. They are all that horrible beige or grey colour. OK, so the cable is not that visible, but they remind me of when I used to work in an office...yuk :zonked:

    Also, what refresh rate and screen output resolution should I set my PC at when connecting? Can I damage my Plasma if these are not set correctly?

    Any advice would be most welcome.
     
  2. johndon

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    I've used the standard VGA cable that cam with my monitor to run my PC through my Hitachi 42PD3000 without any problems.

    As the Hitachi has a resolution of 1024*1024 it's difficult to get an exact resolution match although I tried mine with various resolutions from 1024*768 to 1366*768 without any problems other than the scaling but the screen was definately usable at 1366*768

    HTH

    John
     
  3. Dr Downey

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    Belkin do some reasonable VGA cables, they are usually black too.
     
  4. AngryofMayfair

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    Actually the VGA connection is in some ways better than the DVI connection as you have more control over the settings with VGA.
    I connect my laptop with a 'normal' VGA cable and it looks very good. I tried the DVI but to me it didn't look any better.
    The desktop was set to 1280 x 768 @ 50hz or 60hz and looked great.
    I don't think you can damage the set with incorrect scan rates - you just get an out of range message.
     

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