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Quick clarification regarding PW7 and PWD7

Discussion in 'Plasma TVs' started by JohnCCFC, Mar 22, 2005.

  1. JohnCCFC

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    I've read mountains of stuff on these two models.

    So much mention of PW7 is made and comparatively little is made of PWD7.

    I'm not being stupid in thinking that the general concensus is that PWD7 is worth the extra couple of hundred pounds, am I?
     
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    thw PWD7 is beter specced and if you want a black screend defo worth the extra! I would say gernerally worth the extra (if you can afford it)
     
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    HD, thanks. Exactly what I needed to hear.
     
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    The TH-42PWD7BKJ (K = Charcoal bezel) and TH-42PWD7BSJ (S = Silver bezel) available from Panasonic Business Systems UK are both slightly better specified in certain areas over the TH-42PW7B (Silver only) available from Panasonic Consumer UK.

    The main difference is in how well the models handle multiple sources if you want Picture in Picture modes - otherwise they are very similar.

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    hmmm, now I'm confused again.

    After reading this thread I understood there to be a couple of funky additions to PQ technology (or did I mis-understand the US/UK specs).

    It's likely (in the short-term at least) that I won't be doing much on the PiP score, but am non-sensical enough to be insisting on a black rather than silver finish.

    As I side issue, can the PWD7 take component through VGA (like PW6 and unlike PW7)?
     
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    As before the PWD7 models are better specified than the PW7 models (newer phosphors, better grey scale processing, PnP etc) though not everyone would 'notice' much difference between the image you achieve on one over the other given the same source.

    The Charcoal bezel is to my mind the best option as its gives you a better 'frame' to your 'viewed' image.

    I'd go with the TH-42PWD7BKJ every time :)

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    NO 7 series accept Component via built in VGA (HD15 Terminal)
     
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    JF and HD, thanks for that.

    If I wanted a board of some kind, would the VGA board allow component connection?
    (guessing it could be for DVD and PC then)
     
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    Additional VGA boards will yes. use built in for PC and VGA/RGBHV/Component for DVD
     
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    Panasonic in Japan chose to omit YUV support on the 'in built' HD15 (VGA) socket on the 7 Series - the reason why became clear only after they released details of what signals are supported by the TY-FB7HM HDMI Board (not supporting YUV on the analogue input let them not support certain signals on the HDMI Board).

    The TY-42TM6YB (5xBNC), TY-42TM6AB (3xBNC), TY-42TM6GB (HD15) and TY-42TM6PB (HD15) Boards all support a range of Interlaced and Progressive YUV signals.

    Best regards

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