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Sky + to Panny 37" Plasma - Component / VGA / S-video

Discussion in 'Plasma TVs' started by karl, Dec 15, 2002.

  1. karl

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    I have a Panny 37" plasma and Sky +.

    At the moment Sky + is connected to the plasma by the Sky + s-video output so no RGB connection.

    I have a Phillips Q50 DVD player (imported from Hong Kong - PAL progressive) connected by component to the plasma. As expected the difference in quality is noticeable. However, with a good Sky widescreen broadcast it is not as great a difference as you would think - and that is connected via s-video (not RGB).

    Now to the question - I want to use one of the JS RGB convertors but I don`t know which one.

    I have component used already but I have a componont switchbox so that is not a problem. I have tested pass through using the DVD player and can detect no loss in quality.

    I understand some modes are lost depending which convertor is used.

    Does anybody have any experiences / recommendations for the convertors ?

    Is the quality similar between s-video / vga and component ?

    Thanks

    Karl
     
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    Component easily beats S/Vid so does VGA
     
  3. Jeb

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    I run a good quality S Video cable to my 42" Plasma.
    You could run a SCART to Component cable but I don't think it would be any better.
    More importantly in my opinion is to get your Sky dish perfectly aligned.
    When I go into the signal test in the system setup menu all 4 bars are at about 80% full, When I go to my brothers house his are only about 50%, this seems to affect the picture quality in a big way this may not be that noticable on normal TV broadcast the best way to test it is to hit the red button then see how stable the solid blue screen is while you wait for the interactive stuff to load.

    Jeb
     
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    I run a good quality S Video cable to my 42" Plasma.
    You could run a SCART to Component cable but I don't think it would be any better


    Got to completly disagree about the S/vid V Component or VGA

    On my plasma the difference is very noticable and to be honest if I was buying a Plasma on the strengh of a S/Vid picture ... it would be staying on the shelf

    on a smaller TV the difference is minimal... but on screens above 36" its a one horse race as far as I'm concerned
     
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    Thanks

    Has anybody tried the different JS box solutions ? How do they compare ?

    What modes are lost with the different connections and does it matter ?

    Cheers
     
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    Karl

    Johns boxes in descending order of preference are:
    01. RGB 2 VGA
    02. RGB 2 YUV
    03. RGB 2 S-Video

    The difference between 01 and 02 are not big - but still count and if you can live with only 4:3 or 16:9 aspect ratio options and dont use the VGA port for a PC then go with the RGB 2 VGA.

    Take Party's advice and if possible only use the S-Video converter option as a last choice - its not a bad converter its just not a patch on the other two options.

    Best regards

    Joe

    Oh and also take Jebs advice about getting your SKY box and dish properly set up.
     
  7. DaveCheltenham

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    I have noticed a lot of difference between S-VHS sources. The Sky+ one is very good but still soundly beaten by RGB (in my case) and a good quality transmission.
     
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    Very busy! Many late nights this week. I think I'll be able to do all orders received up to Saturday, but after that it will be after Christmas. I haven't had a chance to do any shopping for myself!

    Seasonal greetings to everyone.

    All the best,

    John.
     

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