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Panasonic TH-50PHD7UY

Just bought my new TH-50PHD7UY and should be here any day. I'm also waiting for my new Directv HD to be installed. Considering this TV only comes with composite video and S-Video ports only, what's my best option to maximize my video and audio quality? Should I add the DVI or the HDMI modules?

Thanks,
B.

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Composite and s-video is not good enough for HDTV. Why not ask direcTv what is require or you maybe paying for something you can't use.

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I've asked Directv to see what type of connection they support. They answer I got is that they could install any one of six boxes they use pending parts availability. How 's that for a clear answer!

I'm not crazy about S-Video or BNC composite. Wondering if I should buy DVI or HDMI adaptor for the screen. But not sure if the Directv box I get will support it.

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This sound like a fast talking salespeopson to me. They might give you a box that you can view HD channels but I don't think your tv can truly display HD as it should/can be (just my thought).

How old is your tv? Are you you don't have other input connection such as component video (480i/p, 720p, or 1080i)?

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You'll need either DVI, HDMI or Component for the Plasma. I just bought one yesterday. It should arrive next week. I had them add a module that comprises composite, s-video and component. I was told it came with just VGA. I may add DVI once I get it. Since the component inputs on this particular module are BNC, not RCA, I got adapters. The dealer told me that by ordering the module at time of purchase, Panasonic would install it and it would only cost $199, instead of $499 if I bought it separately. You'll need to see what outputs DirectTV uses on the box you will be getting. Do you have this installed through a home theatre receiver? That also makes a difference.

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