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PW7 & HDMI Board

Discussion in 'Plasma TVs' started by dvdchild, Jun 30, 2005.

  1. dvdchild

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    Just bought the PWD7 and i was interested in buying the HDMI board (TY-FB7HM). I have a Pioneer 668 that will upscale to 720p. I would like to go higher res even if i had to buy another player.

    But are these hmdi cards limited to what signal they can display as i have checked manual and it appears that it will support all res upto 1080i (correct me if i am wrong)

    At present i have the media box that came with plasma and i am currently using component.

    Should i buy the hdmi board or stick with component. I don't want to waste money.

    All help would be appreciated.

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    the HDMI board only supports 720p and 1080i at 60Hz. R2 DVD is 50Hz (PAL region is 50Hz) NTSC region is 60Hz
     
  3. dvdchild

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    so are we saying don't bother with this board. Can i get a another board that will be suitable.???

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    i think getting a component board and going direct to the screen will give much better results
     
  5. dvdchild

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    i've got the tuner box which has component on it so i am connected up like this.

    RGB 1 SCart - NTL Digital
    RGB 2 Scart - Gamecube
    Component - Component Monitor output on Denon 3805
    DVD Player - Into Component input 1 on Denon 3805.

    Picture quality is great but i wanted to make use of the HDMI but from what it sounds i'm not really going to gain much. Also concerns me regarding what ratios the hdmi board gives. I just don't want to waste money on something that reaps no benefit.

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    as per horny's quote

    "the HDMI board only supports 720p and 1080i at 60Hz. R2 DVD is 50Hz (PAL region is 50Hz) NTSC region is 60Hz"

    What will happen if you play a Region 2 at 720p/1080i - do you get nothing or a screen full of garbage.

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    just looking at avsales - could i get away with the DVI-D Board and use it with a hmdi > DVI converter. Would i be able to get the res then?????

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    May wanna wait see what the new Sky HD boxes have got on them.
     
  9. dvdchild

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    just spoke to helpful chap at avsales and he advised stick to the component for the mo until the HDEF stuff starts up properly as no firm hardware connectivity details yet.

    Thanks for all your help anyway and it's just saved me £150 for the moment.

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    Forget DV/HDMI on a panny screen, it is good, but the analogue in is better, very natural looking.

    What you should do is get rid of the tuner box, it makes the image very soft and really holds the screen back.

    I would get a component input board and a JS Scart->component transcoder and sell the tuner box, and then hook up like this.........

    DVD Player - Into Component input 1 on Denon 3805.
    NTL Digital - into js converter and into component 2 on Denon
    Gamecube - scrap scart and get component and into component 3 on Denon
    Component - Component Monitor output on Denon 3805 into the component on PW7


    You will get a far sharper image and never have to touch the panny remote again.
     
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    sounds like it is gonna cost me more dough now - all i need to do is sell that tuner box and get the other bits then. Anyone wanna buy a tuner box?????

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