PVR to plasma connection? HELP!

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I am going to buy a Panasonic 42PD25U Plasma. I also have a PVR.
I have no cable box, just a coax cable. My PVR (replayTV) has SVideo Out
and Component out.

My understanding is that coax cables don't plug into the plasma. So...

1) if I have the coax in to my ReplayTV PVR and then run either Svideo or
Component cables to the plasma, do I lower the picture quality?


2) What would be the best way to get the best picture from the Plasma with
a coax cable (no cable box) and no digital cable/HD cable? I assume that
any kind of box between the coax cable, and the plasma would cause some
picture deterioration. Are VCR's better for this "conversion" than the PVR?

Thanks!!!
 
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On Sun, 17 Oct 2004 16:42:04 GMT, "Verizon User" <anonymous@anon.com>
wrote:

>I am going to buy a Panasonic 42PD25U Plasma. I also have a PVR.
>I have no cable box, just a coax cable. My PVR (replayTV) has SVideo Out
>and Component out.
>
>My understanding is that coax cables don't plug into the plasma. So...
>

Thay do if it has a tuner. Not all do.

>1) if I have the coax in to my ReplayTV PVR and then run either Svideo or
>Component cables to the plasma, do I lower the picture quality?
>

Unless the source is digital (which the Replay doesn't use), the
quality has already been lowered when it was modulated (converted to
RF). Using a better Replay > TV connection will still help avoid
further degredation. S-video is only slightly better than composite.
Component video is much better.

>
>2) What would be the best way to get the best picture from the Plasma with
>a coax cable (no cable box) and no digital cable/HD cable? I assume that
>any kind of box between the coax cable, and the plasma would cause some
>picture deterioration. Are VCR's better for this "conversion" than the PVR?
>

It's about the same, except that the Replay will be worse on a weak
signal.

>Thanks!!!
>
>

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Thank you very much for a quick and informative response!

"Mark Lloyd" <mlloyd@5xxxmail.com5xxx> wrote in message
news:d795n0l8aqccj8mo46tmde08u19or6eufa@4ax.com...
> On Sun, 17 Oct 2004 16:42:04 GMT, "Verizon User" <anonymous@anon.com>
> wrote:
>
> >I am going to buy a Panasonic 42PD25U Plasma. I also have a PVR.
> >I have no cable box, just a coax cable. My PVR (replayTV) has SVideo
Out
> >and Component out.
> >
> >My understanding is that coax cables don't plug into the plasma. So...
> >
>
> Thay do if it has a tuner. Not all do.
>
> >1) if I have the coax in to my ReplayTV PVR and then run either Svideo
or
> >Component cables to the plasma, do I lower the picture quality?
> >
>
> Unless the source is digital (which the Replay doesn't use), the
> quality has already been lowered when it was modulated (converted to
> RF). Using a better Replay > TV connection will still help avoid
> further degredation. S-video is only slightly better than composite.
> Component video is much better.
>
> >
> >2) What would be the best way to get the best picture from the Plasma
with
> >a coax cable (no cable box) and no digital cable/HD cable? I assume that
> >any kind of box between the coax cable, and the plasma would cause some
> >picture deterioration. Are VCR's better for this "conversion" than the
PVR?
> >
>
> It's about the same, except that the Replay will be worse on a weak
> signal.
>
> >Thanks!!!
> >
> >
>
> --
> 69 days until the winter solstice celebration
>
> Mark Lloyd
> http://notstupid.laughingsquid.com
 
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Verizon User wrote:
> Thank you very much for a quick and informative response!
>

The Panasonic 42PD25U has both NTSC and ATSC tuners. If you have
digital broadcasting stations in your area, you should try the ATSC
tuner to pick up HDTV broadcast shows. Check www.antennaweb.org to find
out which TV stations have added digital broadcasts. The one caveat is
that many stations are broadcasting digital at low power to save money
so their range may be limited.
 
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I believe your model has a cable card slot. Check with your cable
company they should be able to give you a cable card that will allow
you to tune all the digital cable channels via the regular coax input.
If the model number you listed is correct you should have at least 2
coax inputs on the tv. split your cable and run one line into the coax
input on the tv and the other into the replay...then hook up the
replay via svideo. You'll only be able to record the analog cable
channels this way unless you get a cable box as well.

-jb

Alan Figgatt <afiggatt@comcast.net> wrote in message news:<j-adnWYTbKGyRO7cRVn-sQ@comcast.com>...
> Verizon User wrote:
> > Thank you very much for a quick and informative response!
> >
>
> The Panasonic 42PD25U has both NTSC and ATSC tuners. If you have
> digital broadcasting stations in your area, you should try the ATSC
> tuner to pick up HDTV broadcast shows. Check www.antennaweb.org to find
> out which TV stations have added digital broadcasts. The one caveat is
> that many stations are broadcasting digital at low power to save money
> so their range may be limited.
 

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