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What do you think about the Panasonic TH42PWD6BX?

Raze

Novice Member
I saw this on Richer Sounds website for just £1249 and wondered what you guys thought about it? Would it outperform my Toshiba 36ZP46? (Picture Frame 3)

I'm just curious as it's only a few hundred quid more.

I kno it's not the HD one but I guess that one would be at least double the price?
 

Raze

Novice Member
hi HD

Thanks for the link. Was interested in the PQ difference of said value Plasma to the PF3 36"

Also re the price of the Plasma, you have to add an input box at £150 so that brings the price up to £1400 which is almost twice the price of my 36ZP!
 

Raze

Novice Member
lol im not even gonna ask what a scaler is!

re PQ, I'm guessing it's not up there with the best CRTs? Maybe I'll stick with the 36ZP for a while, wait and see what hdtv brings our way...

thanks again for ur input!
 
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mowbli

Guest
Bought PWD6BX from RS yesterday for £1199!

That was the price they quoted when I called them in Nottingham.
 
Mowbli

Is that price for a 42 inch pw6 ?

Thanks

Andy
 
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mowbli

Guest
Yes mate.

I'll be running it with a Denon 3805 as the switching unit with an RGB > VGA cable to the plasma.
 

mark.king

Standard Member
Crikey these are dropping in price still. Thought I had one of the last ones at 1299 from leeds. I have a friend who has the 32 tosh and although it is a good pic it takes up more room and still has all the pixelisation problems from freeview etc. By the way I have a nokia 221T free view box and it really is a good pic even at 42". I also have a dvd with scart only which I have a JS box for. I also have the panny scart board as it was the last one they had at rs and if I get a new dvd I can use the pc input with a componant lead. I can do that with the 6 series can't I without a converter box?
 

happyhiker

Active Member
Horney Dragon, I've got my PW6 set up now with Pioneer VSX-C502 RGB scart to JS RGB>VGA converter, the picture is great on DVD and Sky so thanks for the earlier recommendations. :thumbsup:

Problem is when I watch tivo the colours are a little harsh, this is a known problem with tivo's on Plasmas. As I'm feeding via VGA I can't adjust the colous to tone them down. Whats the cheapest way of fixing this ? Is it RGB > Component (£120 +) and then a Component Input board for the PW6(£120+) or is there a cheaper way ?
 

hornydragon

Well-known Member
I am not a tivo man....... TeresaTT is using a panny and Tivo and did some tivoweb? mods to hep sort this, As everything runs Via one input if you adjust for TIVO it throw everything else out........ or you set cinema for DVD and normal for tivo but have to change the settings preference everytime you swap between.... (not what I would want to do......) it is the Tivo that is at fault (what picture control do you have that end?)
 

happyhiker

Active Member
actually I wouldn't mind switching between Normal/Cinema mode for tivo/dvd.
I watch everything through tivo cos its just ace, so on the odd occasion I watch a DVD pushing a couple of buttons is no problem.

There is no colour adjustment at the tivo end. On a normal telly this isn't an issue as you can turn the colour down, but not on the VGA plasma feed, I understand you can on any terminal board feed, is that right? IS RGB>Component>Component board then the best option (Is Component the same as YUV?)

There are some tivo hacks to compensate, but that involves Linux programming and network cards inserting into the tivo and reboot issues, and a general world of pain :zonked:

Whats the chances of panny(or someone else)bringing out a DVI(HDMI) connector board at a later date for the PW6 and JS doing a SCART to HDMI converter, then I could use that instead of Component :D
 
Just about to buy a PW6 from richer sounds and feed a component out from my Denon 2805 in to the VGA input.

Is it true that you cant adjust the colour when connected via the VGA port ? :eek:

Was hoping to avoid the cost of a terminal board but dont want to loose this adjustment. How much is the component input terminal board ?

Anyone confirm ?

Thanks

Andy
 
U do loose colour ajustment but if using the rgb to vga converter colour wont need to be adjusted. not if the source is RGB
 

happyhiker

Active Member
well, unless you're trying to feed a tivo into it :mad:

My Ski digi feed in to RGB>VGA to plasma is spot and does not need any colour adjustment, its just the tivo on RGB output is a bit bright.
 

hornydragon

Well-known Member
Happyhiker while "the colour" control is lost (done for a very good resaon) there are ways to comprensate for this....... best option would be to use component for DVD and keep the Tivo etc via RGB and have the display propely set-up to compensate for the over bright output of the Tivo
 

happyhiker

Active Member
hornydragon said:
... keep the Tivo etc via RGB and have the display propely set-up to compensate for the over bright output of the Tivo

How do I do this ? How do I compensate for tivo output ? Brightness...I guess I turn down the brightness :) . But Colour saturation, how do I compensate for that if feeding into VGA ? AFAIK VGA input has no colour adjustment ?

Also, does this problem just go away if I RGB>JS Component>Component Board, then I get Colour control (and spend £300 or so) and can turn it down on screen.

..this is all very confusing you professional guys must get loads of headaches from your customers...
 

hornydragon

Well-known Member
nah they just charge ££££ in the first place and sort it out...
you need an chap with a colour analyser and access to service menus... ISF calibration basically or do the JS thing (assuming PWD7 HH) £180 not £300 assuming you bought screen from AV-sales

If you have a PWD6 you can run component into the VGA socket (can do it with an additional VGA on either 6 or 7 series)
 

happyhiker

Active Member
hornydragon said:
If you have a PWD6 you can run component into the VGA socket (can do it with an additional VGA on either 6 or 7 series)

Ahhh really, so If I get a JS RGB to Component converter , then a Component to VGA lead, plugged in to the VGA port, I can adjust the colour on the PW6 is that right ? I thought no colour adjustment was possible on the VGA port no matter what. Am I missing a trick here ?
 

hornydragon

Well-known Member
RGB is supposed to be perfect colour space so no control as there is none needed for RGB ever seen colour control on a PC monitor (VGA is RGBHV)
 

swarrans

Standard Member
happyhiker said:
Ahhh really, so If I get a JS RGB to Component converter , then a Component to VGA lead, plugged in to the VGA port, I can adjust the colour on the PW6 is that right ? I thought no colour adjustment was possible on the VGA port no matter what. Am I missing a trick here ?
Yes - and it's what I do with my Tivo and PW6. It's only when you use a VGA or RGB SIGNAL on the PW6 that you lose colour control.

Simon
 

RuddyRoad

Well-known Member
happyhiker said:
Ahhh really, so If I get a JS RGB to Component converter , then a Component to VGA lead, plugged in to the VGA port, I can adjust the colour on the PW6 is that right ? I thought no colour adjustment was possible on the VGA port no matter what. Am I missing a trick here ?

That's a question I wuold like answered too, happyhiker......if you send component signal through the VGA port on PW6, do you get colour adjustment back ?
 

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