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Please critique Panny6 connection plans.

Discussion in 'Plasma TVs Forum' started by doctorjuggles, Sep 28, 2004.

  1. doctorjuggles

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    I've had my Panny for a few weeks now, and I've been using the SCART connection that came free with it. While it's adequate, I don't want just adequate for a £2k piece of gadgetry.

    My plans for this display are:
    Purchase a component board
    Purchase a Pioneer 575 DVD player (I want a universal DVD player)
    Run the DVD player through the component board
    Purchase a JSTech RGB->VGA converter and run the Sky through that.
    I'll run the VHS straight through the SCART board, because I barely use it anymore and I don't really care much for the quality of it.

    Does this seem like the best reasonably priced set-up to get the most out of my system, or is there something better I could be doing?

    Thanks very much.
     
  2. Leigh_1973

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    Sounds pretty damn good for the moeny, and im sure most people would suggest that setup of boards
     
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    That sounds like a good plan to me.

    Cheers, Lee
     
  4. doctorjuggles

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    Wahay! I'm finally getting the hang of this then! I'm going on the few bits of info I've picked up in here and some kind help from jasonjo.

    Thanks for the advice, people. One more quick question:
    Will this setup help reduce the posterization effect on TV pictures, or is that just something inherent in transmitted television that everyone has to live with when it comes to large screens like this?
     
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    Not paticularly relevant but I have had a Panny PW3 plasma for 3 years with Sky+ connected via S Video. Great picture, no posterization. I watch much footie on Sky Sports, no funny effects on fast panning.

    The only snag: I paid a fortune compared with today's prices
     
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    Isnt it called solorization of the image? Never heard of posterization unless that is some thing different. How would you describe posterization?
    Is it like a an effect arround bright objects and fog and steam on the screen?
     
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    get a copy of DVE off peiro
     
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    This is my explanation of it, so if this doesn't match up to the technical meaning, I apologise.

    Basically, it's when a colour transition is rendered abruptly. So instead of something going from a light green to a dark green gradually, there are little pockets that change suddenly from one colour to another, without a proper gradient.

    I find it is most noticable on skin, for some reason, especially male, white skin on the face, because there's usually a lot of colour change from stubble and 5o'clock shadows.
     
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    calibration will help so can better cables
     
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    Thanks hornydragon.

    Does it matter that I'm only getting it when I watch sky? I have no problems with DVD, even through rubbish old SCART, the picture is fine?
    I'm thinking it might be just the combination of the sky signal being sub-par, and the scart board being the worst way to hook it up.
     
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    Let us know how you get on and the improvements you think it makes...how about some nice screenshots too??!! ;)

    JJ
     
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    the solarization is caused by the limited colour gamut that Plasmas can display,

    whereas a CRT has a wider gamut and can display gradients of colour as a smooth transition, plasmas can not display all of the subtle tones throughout the gradient so you get some stepping in colour causing the banding appearance, (just like a pc monitor set to 16 bit instead of 32 bit, a smaller colour gamut)

    of course some plasmas process this limited colour pallet better than others using complex dithering algorithms to give the effect of smooth transitions. some are surprisingly good, and others are appalling, you usually get what you pay for.

    Spook
     
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    however you connect Sky connect DVD that way ie S-video etc and run DVE
     

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