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Discussion in 'Plasma TVs' started by grayson, Mar 4, 2004.

  1. grayson

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    Im thinking of getting a panasonic plasma or pioneer
    i have an xbox, sky+, PC and dvd player also i want to read analogue teletext i want the best possible picture for each do i need a tuner box or can i plug them straight into the set. Ive looked through the forums but im more confused than ever.
    Im not very technical minded Thanks
     
  2. mikedown

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    join the club

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  3. grayson

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    :confused:

    Someone
     
  4. SNICK

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    You normally get a 'better' picture by connecting DVD/game consoles and Sky directly to the plasma screen - cutting out the tuner box, (by the use of terminal boards) -- tuners can add artefacts which degrade the image - however if you want to view analgue teletext, then you'll need a tuner box.

    Personally, i have a tuner with my panny screen - to be honest the pic is pretty good - suggest you get the best cables (mains/interconnects) that money can buy. Ultimately the output quality is dependant on the source - don't expect analogue TV to be as good as a DVD feed.
     
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    Im thinking of getting the panny 6, will i need to buy component, PC and scart boards can you get all in one or will i have to pay for seperate boards how much will they all cost?
    the pioneer 434 has a tuner box with all connections should i go for that instead? Thanks
     
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    If you go for the panny 6 with the tuner box - then you won't need any terminal boards - as your DVD/ SKy and console will connect to that - if you decide not to get the tuner box - then yes you will need termianl boards - if you want to use it as a pc monitor - then you can connect it via the d15 (as you can a DVD - if it has a component output - with a suitable lead see lektropack)

    the terminal boards are approx 120-150 quid, dependant on type - if you get a scart board - then if you get an RGB scart splitter, you can feed all you hardware via that.

    there are 3 slots on the rear of a panny - so you can have a wide combination.
     
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    Just get a Fujitsu P42VHA30. It's around the same price as the PW6, uses Panasonics PW6 glass, matches it in picture performance, has a 2 year warranty BUT comes with all the connections you need built in!
     
  8. grayson

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    ive looked at the Fujitsu P42VHA30 it looks great, but what does DVI-D HDCP compatible mean? can i buy a dvd player that supports this for an even better picture than pro scan? Thanks
     
  9. mikedown

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    HD= high definition. there are a couple of choices out there but there all quite pricey at the mo.
     
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    Has anyone got any thuoughts on the Hitachi 42PD5000
     
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    grayson,

    DVI-HDCP compatible means the DVI input will accept signals encrypted with HDCP copy protection, like the digital signal output from the new Pioneer 668 and 868 HDMI players, or the DVI-HDCP output from the Denon A11. They have to add encryption to DVD digital outputs due to licensing rules - however, not all companies adhere to the rules :p (eg Momitsu). Hope this helps.

    Steve
     

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