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sapper

Active Member
Hi all,

:D :D :D Hopefully I shall be the proud Owner of a plasma screen this time next week :D :D :D


Ive ordered a Pioneer 433MXEV (or what ever).

I had to do it before i made myself competely Bald :p


Adrian
 

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Oh my God
Have you not heard about the problems with that Pioneer model
all of them are going to be recalled to the factory
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Only Joking --- Adrian you have selected a fine panel
:D :D :D
 

philipb

Well-known Member
Got mine last weekend - well chuffed.

The DVI cable arrived yesterday and last night I demo'd a DVD played on the PC via the digital input. Awesome picture - detail levels better than a high end player (in my case the sony 9000ES).

Enjoy the screen.
 

whistlingDogg

Standard Member
Originally posted by philipb
Got mine last weekend - well chuffed.

The DVI cable arrived yesterday and last night I demo'd a DVD played on the PC via the digital input. Awesome picture - detail levels better than a high end player (in my case the sony 9000ES).

Enjoy the screen.
philipb,

what sort of hcpc have you got - components?

how did you scale the output of your pc to the correct aspect ratio of the plasma. I can't get mine to fill the plasma screen...
 

philipb

Well-known Member
Whistlingdogg

Its not really a HCPC yet, just wanted to compare playback with a set top player.

The PC is a 1.4GHz P4; GeForce Ti4200 graphics (with DVI out of course); Toshiba DVD drive (the one that can play RAM discs. I wanted this to fit in with my E30 set top recorder). No special sound card yet, so couldn't try DD sound. The graphics card is the Leadtek model and it comes bundled with their own DVD playback software. Works well, but if I go the HCPC route I may well go for something like Theatretek.
So the PC could still be improved a great deal to make it a dedicated HCPC, but even as it stands performance is excellent.

I couldn't get the picture to fit the entire screen. By selecting pan and scan in the set up menu of the playback software it got most of the way but there are still bars top and bottom. It didn't bother me too much. I plan to play around a bit to see if I can do better. I'll post again to let you know how I get on.

I'm still toying between set top player or PC. The former is more convenient to have in your living room. The PC is bigger and noisier, but those pictures are superb.
 

Guest
how did you scale the output of your pc to the correct aspect ratio of the plasma. I can't get mine to fill the plasma screen

I use Powerstrip And set it to the res of the Plasma, and depending on the Movie,s ratio sometimes still have black bars, I use the Pos/size button on my Panny, to just stretch them out of sight

or use the zoom mode (but zoom does,nt always get rid of them), the PC Playback picture is better than my set top player, but would say that the extra aggro setting it up and general messing about, is not worth all the extra hassle.

I think the new Philips DVD 1000Mk11 is the answer.
but the PC noise is just too much in the living room, and my pc is fiited with lots of supposed quiet fans etc
 

sapper

Active Member
mmmmmmmmmm

Need to check if my PC ( bought last xmas) has a DDI or what ever output..

Now where did I store the manual..........?

Adrian
 

Lennyz

Novice Member
Hi Sapper,

I am 99% sure I am going to order a Pioneer MXE on Monday...Just wondered where you ordered it from and how much have you paid.

PM me if you don't want to post here

Cheers

Lennyz
 

philipb

Well-known Member
Just been playing around with PowerDVD, and you can get the picture to fit the screen within the setup details.

Party Animal - there is much in what you say. Pity the Philips machine has no component out, and at around a grand!!

LennyZ - if you don't mind me butting in, got mine from Joe Fernand (www.tmfsolutions.co.uk for prices etc).
 

sapper

Active Member
Hi, the going rate for one of these seems to be in the £3,800 region. If I hadnt got mine for the price, I probably would have got mine from eitehr av-sales.co.uk or tmfsolutions.co.uk.

I got mine for £3600. PM me if you want the supplier, they are based on the Edgeware road

Adrian
 
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