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PW7 Owners READ THIS - Horny Dragon is a genius!

Discussion in 'Plasma TVs' started by PannyAdams, Jan 8, 2005.

  1. PannyAdams

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    If you read any advice on these forums let it be Horny Dragons advocation of the JS RGB to VGA box over the scart board. I have bought Belden cables - £800 DVD players but never have I seen such a large PQ improvement as switching from Scart to JS!

    Cheers for the advice!
     
  2. Vilaubas

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    Got to agree with the post, Hornydragon has given me loads of advice and reccomendatoins of what to go for.

    When I get back home (offshore at the mo) I'm buying a PW7, js box, panasonic VSX-C402-S AV reciever and canton speakers.

    The only thing I can see is when you use the JS RGB>VGA you lose the ability to adjust the colour on the screen.
    What is the next best way (in laymans terms) to connect the screen to the AV Receiver, allowing full colour and aspect ratio controls?

    Would this be via an on board card instead of the JS converter?

    Anybody got any advice on which floor stands I can use with a PW7 (one similar to the Viera)

    Cheers, Vilaubas
     
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    Pioneer :devil:
     
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    I found there to be very little difference between the JS rgb-vga and the JS rgb-component converters, if anything, so went componenent.
    Easier for video switching and you keep all your controls on the plasma.
     
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    an RGB signal should not have colour control anyway people.......................... Thanks for the compliment tho...........Vilabus you need the PA20 stand there are few links to it floating around, slightly different style but i prefer it TBH.....http://www.internettvsdirect.co.uk/panasonic-tystlocal1-tv-stand-accessory.htm also see this thread where there are some more links http://www.avforums.com/forums/showthread.php?t=176044&page=2&pp=15 often people say they cant see the differnce between scart board and JS box IMHO there screens are poorly set up or they have really poor eyesight
     
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    or maybe not all SCART boards are equal
    or maybe peeps using SCART boards are watching Composite by mistake
     
  7. hornydragon

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    could use JS RGB>YUV box and component board (but costs more) You still have manual aspect controls via VGA input just loose scart auto aspect switching thats all........
     
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    Without sounding to stupid what is a JS RGB to VGA box and what improvements does it bring and who needs one? :lease:
     
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    think of it as an external SCART terminal board
    black box, plug SCART into one end, plug VGA lead into other end and VGA socket on plasma.
    only works for RGB signals tho. Removes rubbish from the syncs like Macrovision
     
  10. Vilaubas

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    Thanks for that link to the stand hornydragon,
    Can you let me know what the many connections are all about, there seems to be a bewildering amount of different ones to use,component, composite, rgb vga yuv.

    I've printed off a list of ones the PW7 can use, most of which are unavailable if I hear it right.

    What is the best way to go , AV unit, scart to JS rgb-component converter, and then a lead to a component board on the screen?

    Or when using a component board do I need a JS box at all?

    Sory but I'm clueless about these connections and their relative merits, is there a simple way of understanding the difference to find out the best one for me?

    Cheers, and apologies for late replys, I'm on nightshift!

    Vilaubas
     
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    Hornydragon, I replied to your post but am unsure if you recieved it.

    I'm going to go for the PW7,The amp you reccommended, the pioneer VSX402PW7 sounds OK, Not sure what I need but budget wise I can spend a bit more on a different make/model if there will be a marked improvement to be had.
    The question is for me not which model or make but what will I need to get the best from the screen?
    Are the Amps a much of a muchness in terms of what they offer?

    The canton CD-1's will be ordered as soon as I get home as they seem to be universally praised.

    I usually watch terrestrial TV but have just bought a digibox.
    the DVD player is a Toshiba SD210-E with optical, Y PB PR, S and scart on the back, at the moment I'm using the three (yellow whithe and red?) plugs to supply the TV via AV1.
    it seems to be OK but I can upgrade to another in time if it is going to affect the whole system in terms of quality.

    Will I have to go for an on board card for the screen, and if so which is the best to go for to retain the screed adjustments, bearing in mind that from what I,ve read they are in short supply.(BNC and S component, or BNC ?)

    JS Boxes, is that still an option?

    Oh, forgot to mention an Xbox which I bought the boy for christmas, would be good to play on that now and again.

    There seems to be a lot of advice out there, some of it a bit conflicting and confusing to me so I'm trying to sort the best way to go and understand it all aswell.

    Cheers,
    Vilaubas
     
  12. hornydragon

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    Vilaubas i have repolied to PM (i do HAVE to Eat) i reconmend RGB into VCXS402 on scart from both all devices (reconmend you consider a DVD upgrade after this recent shopping spree) then connect the output of the AV amp to either
    1) Panny scart board
    2) JS RGB>VGA converter
    there are about 100 different ways to cable this all up so yes there are other ways but this is great first Home cinema set-up Wife friendly and you can learn and expand it with throwing good money after bad............. as long as you are happy with the screen the rest easy to update/change as need grow (they will trust me)
     
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    Does this picture improvement with JS rgb>vga converter
    apply for all plasmas with vga input
    or just for pw7?
    Is it tested with pio 435?
     
  14. hornydragon

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    dont think you can with 435 (can use RGB> component converter tho)
     

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