Plasma from REDTOPSAVINGS receiveD!!!
Just got my 42 inch plasma from redtopsavings!!! No call or anything, they just showed up. Stiill trying to figur out how to get ps2 to work on it, and do i need a cable box to watch cable ? I dont see the spot to screw it in!! Pics later!!!
omg why is everyone getting plasmas all of a sudden. pics!!!!
[quote52e1934ca2="shortys408"]omg why is everyone getting plasmas all of a sudden. pics!!!![/quote52e1934ca2]
Yeah I was just about to say that. Congrats to mikeman btw.
Do these tv's have an audio out port? I'm trying to figure out how to set up my stuff.
Get a stand or a mount for it?
I opted for the stand which will be here next week as i dont want cables hanging from my wall
no speakers or stand, and i cannot figure out how to use this tv ( I cant get my ps2 to work and i dont have a cable box
Without a cable box, you won't be able to display cable on this monitor, in my understanding, unless you buy a TV receiver or use a Tivo.
plug your ps2 video output into a video input. You may need to use a component or a composite input depending on your ps2 output. Then select the video input number on the plasma. It should work right away.
do i need special fitting for the video input? in the manual it looks like i do?
Congrats mikeman, I just got my tv from e-researchgroup today too. )
i think you need BCN adapters to plug componant into this tv.
My stand doesnt come till next week. Do you have this thing just propted up somewhere?
I might do that tonight
I have media center, and I want to increase the resolution on the tv for it. Upping the nvidia tv res does nothing. Is there some kind of setting on the tv I can do? I am using s-video.
um you cant increase the tv resolution. No matter what your setting is, it will be downconverted to the tvs native res
mines on the floor right now, i plugged it in as my monitor, but the picure wasnt that great...i messed around with the settings, it got better but certainly not what i expected.
This is a monitor, not a TV, and does not have a built in tuner. You'll have to connect an HD, cable, or satellite box to watch TV.
It has composite, SVideo, and component inputs, however the componet and composite connectors are BNC rather than RCA. Therefore you'll need adapters, which you can get (at the ridiculous price of $5 each) from your local Radio Shack,[=http//www.radioshack.com/product/index.jsp?productId=2104082&cp=&origkw=bnc+adapter&kw=bnc+adapter&parentPage=search]Radio Shack,
or from Monoprice.com[=http//www.monoprice.com/products/product.asp?c_id=104&cp_id=10401&cs_id=1040109&p_id=686&seq=1&format=2&style=]Monoprice.com
for about $1.30 each if you don't mind waiting a week.
For audio, it does have RCA inputs, but since it doesn't have speakers that isn't really useful (it's for the optional speakers from Panasonic that cost a fortune). What you would normally do with a plasma is connect it to a home theater receiver and speakers, which would supply the audio.
how are those adapters in quality?
[quoted056b1d083="ffactoryxx"]how are those adapters in quality?[/quoted056b1d083]
They're fine. This is only an EDTV display so you're not going to be pushing much bandwidth anyway. Even at 1080i bandwidth I doubt you'd see a decline in quality. But if you buy into the gold hype and it makes you feel better, RS sells gold plated versions for $5.29 each. ;)