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Simple E55 Question

Discussion in 'Blu-ray & DVD Players & Recorders' started by Chaos Star, Dec 16, 2004.

  1. Chaos Star

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    Just ordered a E55 for my dad on the net and was wondering if it comes with a scart lead or will I have to purchase one seperatley.

    Thanks for any help in advance :smashin:
     
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    No you'll need to get a scart :)
     
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    Thanks Buddy, just as well I asked or pops old chops may have been dissapointed if we couldnt get it up and running for christmas :)
     
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    or consider component and scart if your telly has component inputs
     
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    I bought 2 scarts from tvcables so they will do at the moment, but if the TV has component thats a good idea for a future upgrade :smashin:
     
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    There wasn't even a single disc supplied to have a play with either :)
     
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    Took no chances there John :), went to the SVP and bought a selection of media, some double sided cady ram, ram dvds and a tub of dvd -r, just hope they turn up in good time for recording the festive highlights.
     
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    Don't skimp on the scart lead either.

    Buy the best ones you can afford, it really does make a difference!

    The playback I'm achieving on mine now is incredible. I thought my old Pinoeer player was good, but this makes it look like a VHS player! Your Dad will be thrilled.

    I'd get a couple of RAM disks for him to play with as well! Great fun!

    Morgs
     
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    I did skimp a bit :), bought 2 x £5.99 1M cables from TVCABLES.COM, I will calibrate the old geezers TV and Bring up my Thor Scart that I use with my skybox, if he notices a difference and thinks its worth the extra money, I will get him some Thor and sell the cheaper Scarts, looking fordward to testing out the budget scart myself to see how it compares to the thor.
     
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    I think he'll notice it! But it depends on the kind of things he watches

    I tried a couple of different scarts with the film "7" and was stunned, same with animated films like shrek and toy story.

    Believe me! If you want to get the best out of this machine, get good (and unfortunatley expensive) scarts

    regretably

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    Thanks Morgs, mainly watch football through Sky so I thought a pretty cheap scart would suffice him, I will see what it looks like, as long as its sharp, though if the TV has component might get him a component for watching DVDs through the machine.

    Agree that some cables are rubbish but dont believe in spending a lot on them unless the kit is highend and money is no object, £20 -£30 seems more than enough on a scart to me :) but Im a tight scotsman.
     
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    Mmm. I agree with that, although since I "splashed out", the football has been a bit less "pixelly" (is that a word?)

    I'm glad as well, because I'm a tight Englishman, and would have been gutted if I couldn't have told the difference!!

    Morgs
     
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    Pixellation is a function of the data rate sent by the broadcaster. A scart connection is an analogue connection - it could not possible increase or reduce picture pixellation. What you are probably observing is the "placebo effect", where your brain is telling you that the extra expense has to make the picture look better, so it does, in the same way that pills made out of sugar make people feel better.
     
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    Are the cables you got from TV Cables the flat type? I got one of them from TV Cables and, for £5.99 they are fantastic! Gold connectors, fully metal clad bodies and nice quality finish. A million times better than the usual freebies....certainly transformed the picture between my Sky box and my Philips 9986.

    I, too have a Panny E55 and just use loose RAM disks. (not the caddy type) The are fine, but you really have to be careful how you handle them. Even slight finger marks can upset them and leave you with unwatchable recordings. The caddy type would be a safer bet.

    Jimmy
     
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    I've compared recordings made on sky+ pre "dvd recorder and new scarts", to post. And the older ones were definately more pixelly (I still don't think that's a word!)

    So I don't know what made it better, but something did, and I'm happy!
     

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