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PW5 signal check?

Discussion in 'Plasma TVs' started by sarll, Feb 19, 2003.

  1. sarll

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    HI

    I have a Panasonic th37pw5 and was wondering if anyone knows if it is possible to confirm onscreen (by menus or otherwise) exactly what input the panel is receiving?? e.g. I have a progressive scan dvd player (limit) and wanted to confirm that the panel is displaying a progressive picture or not!

    Any help much appreciated

    Marcus
     
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    If you are running your DVD progressive through the tuner there is a button on the remote (think its the status button, under the red standby button) that when pressed will display 16.9 wide progressive.....therefore confirming your aspect ratio and input signal. This isnt displayed when running through the RCA Componet board.
     
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    cheers but i'm not using the tuner i'm using the terminl/component board.

    It just says 16:9 component
     
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    I am also running direct into the screen via the RCA component board but had to buy the tuner as part of a price match from John Lewis, had it connected up briefly to see if there was any significant loss of picture quality.

    My DV88+ has a status button, which displays sound mix, and output signal, guess your doesnt??

    It should be failry easy to tell just by looking at the picture as to whether or not you are looking at a progressive image - try setting your DVD player to output the normal interlaced signal and the switch to prog and you should see it clear as day.
     
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    bish

    Well thats just it. You can switch the dvd player from progressive to interlaced by the P/I button - I just can't notice any difference apart from an arguably crisper dvd menu.

    I do possess an untrained eye - perhaps I'm not seeing the improvements.

    Is it possibly as Jean-P mentioned that my plasma is already doing some processing anyway. If this is the case i don;t know how to stop my screen doing this just to compare the differences.

    Regards

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    sarl

    1.hold the volume button on the panell in while pressing the status button on the remote 3 times very fast (status button is the one under the power button)
    2. a menu appears highlight the icc menu and press sellect

    it should say in the top right hand corner what signal is showing ie 525p 525i 625p 625i.

    you must have your panell on the component imput and your dvd player on at the time of doing this

    to get out press the setup button then turn the panell off

    be carefull in there dont go changing things
     
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    cheers jmack - i'll give it ago
     

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