PS3 on a non HD palsma

Al Naz

Standard Member
Thinking of buying a PS3 today but my only concern is what it will look like on a non hd plasma. We have the panasonic PS9 and i have a hdmi blade. So to all the ps3 owners that dont have hd tvs does the picture quality look good in games and blue ray? I tried looking through the get your PS3 out for the lads thread but could not see any non HD Tv's

cheers Naz
 

Dave

Distinguished Member
Hi Naz, poor quality pictures but here's mine from ages ago.

It's a panny PWD7 SD plasma and it looks great. Better than some HD sets in fact.
 

sdb123

Distinguished Member
I've yet to connect a PS3 but on my PWD6 my 360 is top notch!
 

Jim_Fear

Active Member
I think the PS9 will accept a HD signal but downscale it to fit the panel so you'll have a HD picture but not as sharp, it should still look fantastic though.
 

Dave

Distinguished Member
I think the PS9 will accept a HD signal but downscale it to fit the panel so you'll have a HD picture but not as sharp, it should still look fantastic though.

Correct, the scalers on panny panels are superb and do an excellent job with HD signals. Feed it 720p and be amazed.:)
 

[email protected]

Well-known Member
Agreed. i have a 4 year old 42" PW5 and the scaling abilities are absolutely cock on. I use a 360 at 720p and let the panel scale it back. In fact used it on my wifes grandads 42V500 which is a native 1280x720 panel - to be honest there wasn't a great dea of difference to my eyes.

Saying that, I've just ordered a Samsung F86 LCD and plan to put the Panny in the bedroom - wife went shopping today and came back with a PS3 for me:D. Lots of new toys al in a week. Cant wait to try various combinations of console and panel.......
 

internetuser

Well-known Member
the panasonic screens are excellent for scaling images. and can often out perform proper HD screens for image quality.
 

Al Naz

Standard Member
Well got one today could not get it to run on the plasma, i have yet to fit the hdmi blade its been in a box for months the missus had a bit of a canary when i said the tv will have to come of the wall. I tried connecting it using the supplied av leads and scart connector through my JS scart converter but it would not work. I have it set up now on my lads samsung lcd in his room via hdmi at 1080i and it looks sweet had a bit of trouble changing over to hdmi from scart as i had run it through that first but the tip moogle gave in another thread worked. It wont be there long as my lad might think its his he has already pinched the 360 of me.
Got it from toys r us for £398 the new starter pack with resistance and motorstorm.
By the way Is it easy to set up to a wireless network? i assume its got built in wireless adapter.
 

Dave

Distinguished Member
Well got one today could not get it to run on the plasma, i have yet to fit the hdmi blade its been in a box for months the missus had a bit of a canary when i said the tv will have to come of the wall. I tried connecting it using the supplied av leads and scart connector through my JS scart converter but it would not work. I have it set up now on my lads samsung lcd in his room via hdmi at 1080i and it looks sweet had a bit of trouble changing over to hdmi from scart as i had run it through that first but the tip moogle gave in another thread worked. It wont be there long as my lad might think its his he has already pinched the 360 of me.
Got it from toys r us for £398 the new starter pack with resistance and motorstorm.
By the way Is it easy to set up to a wireless network? i assume its got built in wireless adapter.

The JS tech needs an RGB scart signal to do it's work which the PS3 won't do with the standard AV lead.

To be honest I wouldn't bother with scart anyway as the max resolution supported is 576i and it won't look as good as if you fed it 720p via HDMI.

Setting up the wireless is a doddle in 99% of cases, just select the option from the menu and it'll sort it all out for you.
 

pixels

Well-known Member
Agreed. i have a 4 year old 42" PW5 and the scaling abilities are absolutely cock on. I use a 360 at 720p and let the panel scale it back. In fact used it on my wifes grandads 42V500 which is a native 1280x720 panel - to be honest there wasn't a great dea of difference to my eyes.

Saying that, I've just ordered a Samsung F86 LCD and plan to put the Panny in the bedroom - wife went shopping today and came back with a PS3 for me:D. Lots of new toys al in a week. Cant wait to try various combinations of console and panel.......

:eek: Blimey, has she got any sisters? :rotfl:
 

[email protected]

Well-known Member
:eek: Blimey, has she got any sisters? :rotfl:

Not any more...:(

I was quite suprised as well. She been bugging me about a new tv for a while as the Plasma didn't quite fit in with some new decor. (plus thanks to a bit of a brain storm she'd managed to spray the front glass with some sort of cleaner and knackered the screen coating - only visible though when the screens off. In 4 years it had only ever seen a damp microfibre cloth....) Anyway, she liked the Philips ambilights but not the prices. She also liked the Samsung appearance so last week told me to go out and buy one. The new F86 series has just been released and have got one on order for this week. After seeing the pictures of the set, she then decided that we needed a new DVD player and so I was on the lookout, I mentioned about the PS3 getting some good feedback in this respect as an upscaling player and so after hunting around several shops yesterday she decided that she liked the style of the PS3 over the others on my shortlist (she described the Toshiba HD-XE1 as 'plain ugly':rolleyes:). Personally I think it looks like a George Foreman grill and she turned up with a PS3, extra controller, DVD remote, HDMI able, Motorstorm, Resistance FOM, Casino Royale, Black Hawk Down and Layer Cake as she likes Daniel Craig. (this was after badgering the sales guy about what games were any good) from Virgin. How the hell she managed to carry it all back to the car is anyones guess along with her other shopping. Personally, I was going to go the HD DVD route as theres more films in that format that appeal.....but beggars cant be choosers:rotfl: The only downside is that is as she bought it - it is officially hers and I cant set it up until the new TV arrives:eek:
 

[email protected]

Well-known Member
Not sure, to be honest. it may have been a glass cleaner we use on the stand. In all fairness, we both simply use a Spontex glass cloth on the plasma to get rid of marks (mainly from our 3 year old) I think in a moment of distraction she may have inadverdantly sprayed the screen, when cleaning the stand. Easily done when a toddler is about. Its no too bad and can only be seen when the TV is off. But I'm not complaining.

The plasma is going to be relocated to our bedroom.
 

Al Naz

Standard Member
Hi Dave finally put the hdmi blade in the Panny ps9, i have connected everything up but i cannot get a picture or sound any advice welcome.

I have my sky box and home cinema system into a scart switcher and then i have the JS plasma box of tricks into the pc input of the plasma. When i go into the set up screen on the plasma i only have 2 options of RGB and component should there be another option for the HDMI. going to try and take it off and make sure the board is inserted correctly.
 

Moogle

Distinguished Member
High Dave finally put the hdmi blade in the Panny ps9, i have connected everything up bit i cannot get a picture or sound any advice welcome.

I have my sky box and home cinema system into a scart switcher and then i have the JS plasma box of tricks into the pc input of the plasma. When i go into the set up screen on the plasma i only have 2 options of RGB and component should there be another option for the HDMI. going to try and take it off and make sure the board is inserted correctly.

I'm not an expert on plasma TV's however if you originally had the PS3 connected using a different input then that might be the problem. Have you tried connecting it to the HDMI port and then doing the reset option on the PS3. When you turn the PS3 on keep pressing the on button until you hear to beeps. This should change the default video output of the PS3 to HDMI.

If that isn't the problem and it's something to do with the plasma TV itself then hopefully someone will chime in with the right solution.
 

Al Naz

Standard Member
Cheers moogle i have tried that but no joy. I cant tell if the tv is receiving the signal as when i press the input button on the remote nothing happens.
 

Dave

Distinguished Member
If the HDMI board is working correctly you should see it when cycling through the inputs.

What model is the HDMI board and what exact model is the screen? Could be a compatibility problem.
 

Al Naz

Standard Member
HI Dave the board is TY-FB8HM and the plasma is TH42PS9BS.

If i press the input buttons on the remote nothing happens no cycling of the inputs at all, the light flashes by the on off switch but that is all.
 

Dave

Distinguished Member
HI Dave the board is TY-FB8HM and the plasma is TH42PS9BS.

If i press the input buttons on the remote nothing happens no cycling of the inputs at all, the light flashes by the on off switch but that is all.

This is a toughie, the board is compatible with your screen so it should work and you should also be able to cycle through at least the PC and composite inputs when pressing input on the remote and when inserted the HDMI board too.

If you tried resetting the PS3 video outputs as Moogle suggested then the problem must lie with either the screen or the board.
 

Al Naz

Standard Member
I am going to give panasonic a ring in the morning i feel there is a problem with the tv. I don't suppose with the plasma vga converter providing the feed for sky that will over ride all other signals into the plasma would it, i have tried with unplugging every thing and leaving the tv on but still nothing via the input buttons on the remote.

I have tried resetting the PS3 but no joy, i am going to try it again now on the tv upstairs to make sure it is set to hdmi.
 

Dave

Distinguished Member
It's irrelevant whether the input is "live" or not, when you press the input button it should cycle through all available one's.

It's certainly the case on my PWD7 anyway. So is it always on the VGA input? can you cycle to composite at all?
 

Al Naz

Standard Member
Its always on VGA can not cycle through anything
then again i have nothing connected to the composite
 

Dave

Distinguished Member
It doesn't matter if you have anything connected or not, you should still be able to cycle through the inputs and if there's no signal it will tell you there's no signal.

Sounds like a fault with the screen.:(
 

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