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Scart or Component

Discussion in 'Plasma TVs' started by nej, Feb 2, 2005.

  1. nej

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    All,

    I've been lurking here for a while but this is my first post.

    I recently bought a Panny Viera 42" which I absolutely love. Today, I picked up a Panny DMR-E55 DVD recorder to go with it.

    My question is, will I notice a big difference if I connect the recorder to the TV via Component instead of the stupidly expensive scart (£70-odd quid) I currently have. I will be using the recorder as my player as well, until funds allow to purchase something special (funds very low after TV and recorder!). If there is a BIG difference, can anyone recommend a cable?

    Advice gratefully received,

    -nej
     
  2. happyh

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    I've got the same plasma and dvd as you.
    There is a slight improvement on Comp over RGB but only just.I'd happily watch either.
    I use a JVC gold plated Comp lead from C***t @£20. Seems good to me.
    ps Picture better still on Comp with progressive scan "off".Tiny bit grainy when "on"
     
  3. nej

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    Thanks for the reply - interesting what you say about the picture quality being worse with prog scan on. Why is this? I thought prog scan was always a good thing!
     
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    i'm no expert, but from what i've been told on these forums all plasma screens are inherently progressive devices (apart from alis screens), therefore the deinterlacing of your 2.5-3k plasma is likely to be better than that of your 200 squid odd dvd recorder-i think!
     
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    Exactly right.
     
  6. nej

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    Thank you all for your help - I understand a bit more now.

    Of course, this all went out the window when I discovered that the E55 only has an optical out and my cheap, crap, goodmans amp only has a digital co-ax input (plus normal stereo connections of course).... so no means of connecting it!

    Fortunately, wife wasn't keen to lose surround sound so she accompanied me to C---t last night and we picked up a nice new pioneer all-in-one DVD/Amp/Speakers package to go with it.

    So - an expensive day but I've learned something and have lots of lovely new kit to play with!
     
  7. Mep

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    well at least you got some new kit...better not tell the wife you could have bought an optical to coax digi converter for about a tenner :)
     
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    Lol you beat me to it!!!
     
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    Yep, and the obvious plug.... I sell it !!
     
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    I've just ordered a PWD7 with a component board - sorry if I'm being a bit thick here but should I really turn off the progressive output from the component terminals on my E55 for optimum PQ?
     
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    I have the pw7 and E55 and would say pq is slightly better with prog scan turned off on the e55 (even though the e55 came with a sheet insert recommending you use ps if you connect to a plasma)
     
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    Just got my PW6 last night. Girlfriend reckons the pic is better with PS on; I personally couldn't tell the difference between the two.
     
  13. nej

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    Shh!

    Been trying to get rid of the goodmans kit for ages! :thumbsup:
     
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    :D good choice...secrets safe with us :smashin:
     
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    Maplins in bradford! I must have seen you a few time paulo. Was in there last week :)
     
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    I too have just gone from RGB Scart to Component - slight improvement in PQ on my PW7. Biggest difference is that I can now use the Colour/Hue settings meaning faces no longer all have the same 'too much foundation' look to them.
    As for using the deinterlacer on the DVD or plasma I find the plasma better and leave PS OFF on the DVD.
     

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