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plasma newbie, help

Discussion in 'Plasma TVs Forum' started by jamiev, May 17, 2004.

  1. jamiev

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    thinking of getting a plasma (Pan TH-42pwd6),and wondering how to connect my freeview digital pace box (scart) and best way of connecting to dvd?
    presume component?
    do i need to pay for the extra boxes to connect component and scart?
    and do i need external speakers for the above plasma?
     
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    Have yourself a quick search and you should find a million and one posts on the subject.

    Briefly:

    the plasma doesn't come with speakers but has normal springclips to attach Panny or your own speakers. However most people use their AV Surround system instead.

    Yes you will need a terminal board for scart and another for DVD (if component) unless you aren't conencting a PC in which case you can use a 3 phono --> VGA lead for the DVD. General consensus is to get the component terminal board for your DVD player and rather than scart terminal board invest in a RGB to VGA converter and connect to the VGA socket. Bear in mind that this leaves you with no composite or SVHS connection for games consoles that aren't setup for RGB or YUV, VCRs or OSDs from your amp or other kit....
     
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    Good advice as always from Liam.

    Having tried to use the plasma with it's own amplification, I quickly gave up. Although on par with a normal TV, it's nothing compared with having a separate amplifier. Quite simply, if you've spend a couple of thousand on a screen, you need to have the sound to match and even a basic external amplifer and speakers will do the job.

    Certainly connect the DVD player in via component. But for Freeview best to connect via an RGB to Plasma VGA unit.

    All the best,

    Dr John Sim.
     

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