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TH50PV30B and SCHT1500 questions

Discussion in 'Plasma TVs' started by Roland Lewis, Oct 21, 2004.

  1. Roland Lewis

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    The television has an integrated Freeview tuner; the recorder does not. What would the best way of connecting the two? I want the television's audio to be fed always to the recorder (in order to output to the surround speakers), and I want to be able to record from the television's digital tuner. Would a single SCART lead be sufficient to connect the two in both directions? Or would the best plan be to run component leads from the recorder to the television and a SCART lead from the television to the recorder?

    Are any Freeview stations broadcast with multi-channel (> 2-channel) sound?

    The instruction manual for the SCHT1500 is not available on Panasonic's website. It is overwhelmingly likely to have an analogue TV-tuner built-in, isn't it? Would the picture quality likely be significantly worse for recording using it rather than the television's digital tuner? Will it be possible to watch one analogue source on the television whilst recording another digital one?

    Are Panasonic likely to release an HD-tuner (if there is a Freeview version sometime) that will slot into one of the TH50PV30B's bays, or will a separate decoder box have to be bought?

    The TH50PV30B is Panasonic's 6th generation model, isn't it? The numbering doesn't appear to be consistent with the 37" and 42" ranges.

    With thanks, Roland
     
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    the reason its a PV model is because it is a higher resolution 1366x768 panel unlike the 852x480........
    Recorder will have anaolgue tuner use Scart on AV4 as well as component for recording from plasma FV tuner....
    FV is stereo only an the moment.... ( new box will probably be need for HD but that is a long time off yet)
     
  3. Roland Lewis

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    So both SCART and component are bi-directional then?

    Assuming the television supports EPG (which I hope it can), can this be used for timer recordings on the recorder if connected this way?

    And would this setup feed all audio through the receiver?

    Can the television output a Freeview channel whilst displaying an analogue one?

    Does SCART carry an unmodulated standard RF signal, or would I need to use the RF passthrough?

    Apologies for the basic questions!
     
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    scart is directional component isnt use companent for playback and scart for FV recording can watch analogue while recording digital and i think because its Panny to Panny you can use EPG to set all recordings using the Q-link thingy
     
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    scart 1500 to av4 and the component to av4c also turn on the progressive scan in the dvd settings
    then go to setup and turn on q-link to av4 and then av4 to monitor out
    you can thenset the freeview in the menu to an AV channel this is sent out of this av channel even if you are watching terrestrial but must make sure you have the correct channel on the digital side


    Hope this helps
     

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