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Plasma Question

by broncobob / November 15, 2005 10:16 PM PST

I am considering purchasing a Panasonic Plasma 42PX50U or 42PD7UY. I have a Direct TV box and a home theater system. I plan on hooking up an Xbox, DVD player, HDTV and Direct TV. Which plasma would be a better option? With the cost of a TV stand, would it be better to just purchase the 42PX50U?

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Plasma Question
by jcrobso / November 16, 2005 1:05 AM PST
In reply to: Plasma Question

Does your HT reciver have the ability to do ALL of the video switching, so your xbox, dvd, DirectTV goes to the reciver and you only need one video feed to the TV?
Since the 42PD7UY( this is last years model, 42PD8UY is the current #) does not have a lot of inputs. But you can buy extra input cards at $145 ea.
If your reciver can't do the video switching then the 42PX50U might be a better idea since it has more built in inputs. John

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Receiver
by broncobob / November 16, 2005 11:09 PM PST
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The received is a Sony STR-DE697 and DSP, 1 co axial digital input and 2 optical digital inputs. I am not sure what all this means but is will this receiver work with a plasma? Do I have enough hookups?

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1 co axial digital input and 2 optical digital
by jcrobso / November 17, 2005 2:10 AM PST
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It looks like it does audio switching only.
So the TV will have to handle the video switching.
The industral pannel will not have sufficent inputs, you will have to buy the extra input cards ($145 ea.) or an exteral video switch box ($200~400) or get consumer model that has the inputs. John
http://fullcompass.com/Catalog/catalog_pdfs/pdfs_fw05/video08.pdf

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