Plasma Connections (42WP16)

dazzer123

Active Member
Hi new to plasma's just got my Tosh/Panny well pleased considering that im hooked up via svid rather than component or rgb, i do have a syncblaster on order.

Anyway my question is being a newbie as i said i am hooked up via super video all my kit except for my PS2 console which is hooked up via composite, but to my horror i find that i have to dissconnect my super video cable before i can receive a signal from my PS2 via composite, can someone explain why or am i doing something wrong.

Also when i receive my syncblaster cable will i be able to use other inputs on the panel as well, or do i have to dissconnect everything and only use one input at a time thanks.
 

Guest
You can't use the S-Video and composite video inputs at the same time, that's the answer to your first question. What kit are you trying to connect and we'll see what the alternatives are. Do you have an AV-amp to route stuff through?

Cheers
Andy
 

dazzer123

Active Member
Hi Andy thanks for reply i have a dvd player plugged in the back of a sky digital box, with my sky box ,into my dvd recorder up to the plasma via super video, but i will chage that to a dsub pc connection when my syncblaster cable arrives.

Why can you not use svid and composite at the same time? will i be able to use composite when my other kit is connected to the 15pin dsub, i know it may sound ignorant but i just presumed you would be able to use all available inputs on the plasma thank's again.
 

Jasonjo

Well-known Member
search the forum as there are LOADS threads on this..as the tosh is the same as the panny plasma, try searching on plasma connections or something...

the overall recommendation seems to be:

DVD to component input
STB to JSB RGB-VGA convertor

HTH :)

JJ
 

tman

Well-known Member
I basically agree with the recommendations. I use the following to connect to my Panny 42"

DVD > component (QED component cable)
Digibox > VGA (Keene Syncblaster SCART > VGA cable)
VCR > composite (Lektropaks SCART > composite cable)
 

geordie

Active Member
Originally posted by tman
I basically agree with the recommendations. I use the following to connect to my Panny 42"

DVD > component (QED component cable)
Digibox > VGA (Keene Syncblaster SCART > VGA cable)
VCR > composite (Lektropaks SCART > composite cable)

I have just posted my experience with SyncBlaster, a disaster. (Copied below). Maybe mine was defective?

I have just bought a Panasonic TH-PWH50 and have a new (Grundig) Sky digibox. The Panasonic is clearly capable of producing a fantastic picture if fed a clean signal, but....I find the lip-sync delay a real pain on some channels, notably BBC 2 and News 24, and it was awful on Sky Sports the other day. But on some channels it seems barely noticeable eg ITV. Anyway, I bought a SyncBlaster scart - SVGA cable and tried that. Arghhhh!! Not only did it have no effect on the lip-sync problem, it was impossible to achieve a stable picture due to obvious (but variable) distortion of verticals, with or without separate power supply, with all other kit disconnected, every permutation of input setting on plasma and output setting on digibox. It also displaced the image, requiring both vertical and horizontal repositioning of image every time you switch between inputs, no thank-you. It is going back to Keenes this morning.

So now I have a connection problem as well as a lip-sync problem.

2 questions

Easy one (I think) first:
Does anyone make a sensible money black box convertor which converts a Sky digibox RGB scart output to a clean SVGA plasma input WITHOUT moving the image or adding any visible distortion (I anticipate a reply from Dr Sim explaining that you only get what you pay for, although I resent coughing over a ton to move an already good signal eight feet). What about cheaper boxes listed in Lektropacks and Keenes catalogues etc?

Hard one:
Does anyone make a black box with a controllable (remote, ideally) time delay for the stereo AUDIO signal? Has to be a variable delay as some channels exhibit longer delay between sound and picture than others. I hear you can do this on some high end AV receiver/amps, but I already have a top notch audio amp (Musical Fidelity A3cr pre/power) which isn't budging, and I plan to just use a Yamaha DSP E800 for surround sound with dvd's (haven't even got a proper dvd yet, just a playstation 2 which lives in another room!). The adjustable delay between front L/R and centre channels on av amps and processors is no use here as TV is only stereo (I am not getting Sky Plus either).

Failing that, I think the sad answer will have to be a 14inch tv sitting next to the unused plasma for watching news, documentaries, etc with the plasma reserved for films and drama. Then I'd go back to not noticing the lip-sync problem which in my opinion is obviously far more to do with inadequate digital broadcasting than Panasonic or Plasma picture processing. This would also have the advantage of avoiding background tv dominating the room, and, best of all, avoid the excrutiating din the plasma fan and picture buz make when listening to speech at low-to moderate sound levels. However magical with feature films and high octane crash bang blockbuster stuff (which it is) I am afraid the Panasonic Plasma is PANTS when it comes to anything QUIET like news at ten or when trying to read a book at the same time as someone else just wants to watch the telly. Should I have bought the fan-less Pioneer?
 

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