Panasonic TH-42PWD7UY

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  1. Matt_Whitehorn

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    Has anyone had any experience with this monitor? I'm wanting to use it as my video source.

    I'm a beginner home theater guy, but I've got my audio run and my receiver and DVD player setup, so now I'm just looking for video units.

    One silly question...on the specs for this monitor it states:

    Signal Input Mode: DB15 PC Video Input

    Inputs/Outputs:
    1x Composite (BNC)/S-Video Input (Shared)
    1x Component Video Input (BNC)
    1x DB15 PC Video Input
    2x Audio Input (RCA)
    1x Mini Stereo Audio Input
    1x RS-232C Input (Firewire)
    1x Composite Video Ouptut (BNC)

    What is the difference between Signal Input Mode and Inputs? I'm wanting to use a component video input connection. Is that the best or is DB15 better?

    Thanks in advance!
     
  2. Jack Briggs

    Jack Briggs Executive Producer

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    Matt, when asking about "monitors," please do so in the correct area. A/V Sources is about, as the name implies, source components (i.e., DVD and CD and LD players, tuners, turntables, etc.).
     
  3. Gregg Loewen

    Gregg Loewen Video Standards Instructor, THX Ltd.
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    the DG15 is a PC (personal computer) input, you do not want to use this.

    Ideally, you want to purchase a HDMI / DVI blade for the panel. Figure about $150

    Regards

    Gregg
     
  4. John S

    John S Producer

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    Nice Plasma. I've had experience with them. May present the closest thing to the film experience out there.

    I only have experience using the Component Video Input though in all honesty. Picking up the HDMI blade option thingy sooner rather than later is a good idea for future proofing it for sure.
     

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