Sky+ and Plasma displays

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  1. MoonsSpawn

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    Hi all,

    I have a Panasonic 42PWD4BX plasma display and I'm using John Simms Plasma VGA converter to output SKY+ to the VGA socket.

    Anyone else notice a lot of flicker and 'shimmering' on the screen when using this method to output SKY to a plasma?

    I also get a fair amount of picture noise & colour posterisation (i.e colour staircasing) which is incredibly distracting.

    Any thoughts and comments would be most welcome.

    MoonsSpawn.
     
  2. MarkTaylor

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    Do you get the same problems using an S-Video connection ?

    Mark
     
  3. CLH

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    I am positive I have this with my normal TV.

    For example, railings and bars look like they are moving from side to side.

    There does seem to be a lot of other picture noise as well.

    I don't personally think it is exclusive to plasma
     
  4. MoonsSpawn

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    Yep Mark, if anything it's just a little bit worse.

    CLH: I had it hooked up to my Tosh 36" previously and Sky was immaculate. It ws almost literally like looking through a window
    on all the channels.

    Moons.
     
  5. MarkTaylor

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    If it is the same or worse via S-Video then that lets John's convertor box off the hook and leaves you with the Sky+ box or the plasma itself.

    If the quality was previously perfect with a CRT and the same Sky+ box then it rather points to the plasma I guess.

    Has it been calibrated at any time, or even just set up using the Avia or similar disk ?

    Mark
     
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    It's not been professionally calibrated, but I have tried my best with AVIA and Video Essentials. Didn't make much difference though :(

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  7. Steve1138

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    Do yourself a favour.

    Get a Silicon Image iScan pro deinterlacer. This has VGA ouput... but also improves the qualiuty of interlaced material.

    I tried it on a 42" 4D while testing it on a Loewe TV
    Definite improvement

    Steve
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