Cable Feed,.. Out Put To a PLASMA Screen.... (1 Viewer)

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: This is a hard one... lets see if who has the right answer..... Thanks in Advance.


This is my situation.

I have a dish cable feed coming in to a TV tuner card "or any other card you recommend" and I want the out put a PLASMA Screen, I want to do this Via Co-Axle,

I have a big budget, so please any advice would be great.

Please let me know...

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voxmortis

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Big Budget you say?

Buy an LCD, ditch the Plasma!

Why co-axial? DVI is the best output - straight from your graphics card onto your Plasma/LCD.

Worth noting that most likely your signal will only be 720x576 (or 480 for NTSC) from your cable feed (unless it's high def?) - this won't look great on any large screen.
 

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    JuniorBisono said:
    a dish cable feed coming in to a TV tuner card

    Uh, is this some weird way of saying you have a satellite-dish?
    If so; please state your country/provider, or better yet, check out the FireDTV tuner. This is the best supported box for MP, and as far as I know the only one working with subscription-channels.

    If you have a fairly new PLASMA, you certainly want to use the digital input (DVI). If not, I recommend using a VGA->RBG cable, component, or a simple VGA-cable.

    Provided your budget is *really* huge you really should consider a LCD, as old Plasmas tend to get "burn in" artifacts when outputting static images.

    -greets
     
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    On plasma, DVI and HTPC

    Ok, you need to post a bit more info....

    However, I have been using a plasma with my HTPC for about three years.

    In fact, I am on my second plasma (I loved the first one so much).

    I have played countless hours of video games on my plasma, and NEVER had a burn in problem (static images of health bars, etc.).
    Modern plasma's do not suffer burn in problems like they used to.

    Anyway, I have tried a lot of connection options, and I say vga.
    yeah, that is right, vga connector.

    I had too many issues getting DVI to work....lots of issues on setting the resolution correctly. VGA, works like a champ. Until they get a video card with HDMI out, I say VGA.

    (yes, I know you can get a DVI to HDMI connector....but that is only a physical connector, the video card will still not be sending out the additional information that HDMI can use).

    While I love my plasma (50" panny), I have to admit that the 46" lcd looks awesome. It is expensive, but hey, if you are burning money....

    best would be to take your notebook to the store, and plug in and see which you like better.

    best of luck,

    Dpak
    50" panny 500cx plasma, medial portal 1.3










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    mama

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    I fully agree with pakman. My first 42" plasma was too big for my wife, so I got a 37". We have only 3-4 meters to the TV, so she got dizzy while watching. The first one had DVI. Great sharpnes, but lots of probs to get the right resolution. The actual one (Panasonic) "only" has VGA. I plugged it in, set the res to 800x600 and it looked great.

    By the way: You won´t see any difference in quality even using a cheaper plasma regarding the resolution, compared to a CRT TV. Only thing is solarisation with cheaper plasmas. But as pakman said, take a notebook to the store and test it.

    And another by the way: I also never had any burn in problems. And be sure, my wife always presses pause in MP before she goes shopping to not miss her favourite show...
     

    thinksnow

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    Re: On plasma, DVI and HTPC

    pakman said:
    (yes, I know you can get a DVI to HDMI connector....but that is only a physical connector, the video card will still not be sending out the additional information that HDMI can use).
    Quick quetion about this: I've got a 50" Sony (50A10) that I had connected via VGA, but I just switched to DVI-out to the HDMI input (DVI-->HDMI cable) with the hopes of getting a better picture.

    Are you saying that this will not be possible?

    My current resolution, btw, is 1176x664 @ 60Hz.
     

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