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Discussion in 'Plasma TVs' started by bluevortex, Mar 2, 2005.

  1. bluevortex

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    I have the syncblaster Scart to VGA convertor from av sales, for my sky box to PW7. I have read alot of threads about the Js tech RGB to VGA as being the best.

    Does anyone know if this would be better than the convertor im using at the moment? Would there be much noticable improvement over syncblaster?

    blue :rolleyes:
     
  2. Mep

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    blue, I upgraded from sync blaster to JS and pq is certainly better....whether it is £120 plus cost of cables better is relative I guess..but its definitely better. Oh and its definitely the first sign of upgraditus! :)
     
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    Is it better than the QED Q-SYNC convertor?
     
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    can't comment on that as although I did try the q-sync that was on the tiny and notthe pw7 and it made only a little difference but I'm sure that is more down to tiny and not QED....i've now returned the q-sync so cannot run a comparison with JS.
     
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    Anyone else?
     
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    When I bought my PW6 I tested the syncblaster and the QED Q-Sync and neither impressed me. I decided to buy the JS box blind and it was well worth the money, if anything you need to tweak the colours down a little (which takes some fiddling as the colour adjustment is actually lost from the menu options!). For what its worth I would definitely recommend it although others here may have different experiences.
     
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    I went from S-video and bought the JS Tech RGB2VGA because i thought it would give some major improvement with my sat-receiver.

    I was wrong, the JS Tech does a fine job, but it is not some magic box that can make your picture brilliant, if you already have the S-video option, then upgrading to the JS Tech RGB2VGA box won't give any major improvement.

    I do think the JS Tech box is a bit hyped in this forum by some people, none mentioned.

    In my case the picture got pretty much softer, however the colours are a bit better and the signal is much more stable, the JS Tech unit does a very good job in delivering a stable signal, i can't deny that.

    Is it worth £120 if you upgrade from S-video? no

    Is it worth £120 if you upgrade from composite? yes if don't mind spending the money.

    After all, i would have saved the money and bought a used Iscan HD scaler instead from USA for £400.
     
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    What about upgrading from scart?
     
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    so bearing in mind ive got the syncblaster Scart to VGA (£77)
    is it worth the £120 for the JS tech box, bearing in mind im buying blind as nobody i know has a plasma round here and i doubt i could arrange to see one before sale.

    I guess i could sell the syncblaster, but is the PQ on the JS going to be noticably improved?

    mep, upgraditus, i'll say . . currently looking into getting my second screen for bedroom!!

    why cant i have cheaper intrests

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    bottom line, you wont be happy till you get one coz it will always be nagging at you....I was happy with the upgrade but with cables it has cost over £200 and I don't regret having spent the dosh....
     
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    If it's nagging you, buy one! otherwise you will always be wondering....
     
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    I'm planning a PWD7 with JS box and I'm a bit worried about the colours being too high for my taste. I thought they couldn't be adjusted at all on the Panny via the VGA input. How do you get to the colour adjustment for the VGA input?

    - Julian
     
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    you can still mess around with contrast, brightness and advanced settings
     
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    You don't need to adjust the colours as they are set at the correct level anyway, that's why it is RGB.

     
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    Has anyone compared the Maplin "SCART Sync Separator" ?

    They say:
    Input: RGB & Composite sync from DVD or Digital Satellite or Cable
    Output: RGB plus separate Horizontal & Vertical syncs For connection of AV equipment to Plasma, LCD TVs and Video projectors with 15-pin inputs

    At £49.95 it's the cheapest, but is it the nastiest too?
     
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    I've got one & am very happy with it :thumbsup:
     
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    Interesting - Maplin have a very good returns policy....
     
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    Are these convertors better than using a scart board?
     
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    scart boards have a reputation for soft picture....the converters give a much sharper image
     
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    Worth £120 extra?
     
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    I always say that is relative to how much £120 is worth to you...and dont forget you also need qood quality scart and vga leads so realistically you should be looking at £200.
     
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    That's silly. You could say the same thing about any style of input. In fact YUV is more tolerant than RGB and on the Panny YUV (component) has colour adjustment and RGB doesn't. Any input is going to have processing errors that you will want to adjust, and there are individual tastes to consider.
     
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    Im tempted by the JS. was happy with syncblaster to begin with but in days gone by im starting to notice sky going from good picture, to bad. Some channels are at times quite blurry - sharpness settings on PW7 seem to do very little to stop this. Perhaps the JS will give better results. . .

    what do you think?

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  24. Mep

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    before I bought mine I pm'd Liam who had compared teh 2 side by side....he said>>.

    "the quality difference between JS and Keene is down to the processing and cable used. Both routes have the various advantages of a decent RGB signal so both are going to come off sharp and solid. The JS adds better colour definition and less noise through using a better chipset to carry-out the sync-splicing. The further advantage comes from being able to use high quality cable to and from the converter. We're not talking leaps and bounds but the JS is better, and with it passing totally unadulterated picture information it will immediately look quite bright compared to the Keene"
     
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    Where's the cheapest place to get one from?
     
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    you can buy them direct from js, av sales charge a few quid more but include postage
     
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    The JS Tech converter gives a soft picture as well if you don't set the sharpness control at max 15
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    it doesn't on my pw7 mate, i have sharpness at 6 and its as sharp as a very sharp thing
     
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    I can't promise what the results will be as it seems to be case by case.

    I bought the JS Tech RGB2VGA as i thought it would make a major improvement to my s-video connection, however i am pretty disappointed by the results as i have already said.

    The picture is quite blurry or soft, if i set the sharpness controll to 15 i will get an acceptable picture but it is too blurry for me.

    Why is it blurry? no one knows the answer to that.

     
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    I've just upgraded from using S-Video which I was happy with but like someone said here, I wasn't happy until I got myself a JS Box (RGB -> YUV)

    I'm still tweaking my settings on my screen but the first thing I noticed was how rich the colours are, perhaps a bit too rich. The picture does however look sharper and more stable, no banding from Sky+ (or am I trying to justify the purchase to myself ;) )
     

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