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Old 11-01-2009, 12:56 AM   #1
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I bought i nice shiny TV this is frigin great.

Its a very nice plasma 42 inch and it came with a free panasonic blueray player to boot.

Panasonic 42" Class 1080p Plasma HDTV with 3 HDMI™ Inputs (41.6" actual diagonal size) hhgregg.com
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for a grand totall of 700 bucks i about **** myself when i saw that steal. This sucker has great picture good interface and overall it is the best tv i have ever owned so far. Just thought i would share. If you are shopping for a TV at a good price then i suggest you check this sucker out.
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Old 11-01-2009, 12:59 AM   #2
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Gifts you pick out are always the best I think Looks like a good deal. I got my Samsung 56'' on sale because it was about to be outdated by the newest generation of DLP. Got it for $999. Best purchase I have ever made I think.
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Only downside is it doesnt have RCA audio out so i cant hook it up to my amp and stereo system. :(
Link to the blueray they gave me with it. Now to figure out what i am doing before i buy some hmi's nvr used that **** before.
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Only downside is it doesnt have RCA audio out so i cant hook it up to my amp and stereo system. :(
Amp and stereo get hooked up to your sat/cable box.
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yeah but if i do that then i will be sol on using it with my blueray unless hmm i could just hook into that as well good suggestion nub i will have to try that.
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yeah but if i do that then i will be sol on using it with my blueray unless hmm i could just hook into that as well good suggestion nub i will have to try that.

I have my sat box/computer/xbox and play station all hooked to my Stereo. Most newer stereos should have several inputs.

If for some reason it only has 1 input you could use a splitter.
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nah i have 3 inputs i just normally ran everything into the TV and then out to the amp i have 2 free inputs atm and i could probly ditch my 6 disc cd changer as i hardly use it anymore.
So whats with this mhz issue on hmi cables the salesman was trying to sell me on is this a bandwidth issue or simply an inline filter issue. From what i have read on this forum i should just get the cheapest hdmi i can find in the lenght i need. Or am i wrong? I def dont wanna pay 100 bucks for a damn cord.
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I use the cheapest cables I can find, never had an issue.
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Old 11-01-2009, 01:23 AM   #9
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I wouldn't go with THE cheapest, but certainly no problem with the lower end cables that are under $30. The first HDMI cable I bought was a Belkin for like $12 and it was just a horrible little thing. It worked, but the quality just looked like what you would expect from a $12 HDMI cable. I eventually just got a Philips gold plated one that looked much better constructed and was only like $25. Been working fine also. Anyone who buys a Monster cable or one of the other brands that want like $100 for a 6ft cable is a ******* idiot, or has too much money and is still a ******* idiot. For the most part, as long as its shielded, a cable is a cable.
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monoprice.com has the cheapest cables on earth.
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Old 11-01-2009, 09:13 AM   #11
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Sounds like your receiver does not have HDMi capability.
Hook your sat and bluray to the TV with HDMi cables and then run a digital audio from the tv to the stereo. Done.
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k yeah my amp is from 1994 lol still pumps out some nice sound though. I have it running on 2 112 pta peavees and a couple 3 speaker jensen boxes. So RCA's is all it can accept. Thx a million ben
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Happy birthday Magna.

Get yourself an Nfusion Solaris or Phoenix and you'll be all set.
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Old 11-01-2009, 10:59 AM   #14
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Happy birthday dude!

I love my Panasonic plasma! Clean looking tv and the picture is great. I mainly use mine for xbox 360 and dvds. And that's usually once a week, if that. Since I bought it I've watched less tv than I ever have in my life.
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happy b-day. thinking of ugrading myself after xmas. how far are you sitting from your 42"? i was at my neighbor's house last night, he's got a 52 and i was sitting maybe 8 feet away and it was annoyingly big.
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Happy birthday! And I hope you have luck with the panasonic, I've never heard anything good about them.
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i was at my neighbor's house last night, he's got a 52 and i was sitting maybe 8 feet away and it was annoyingly big.
I have a 47" Toshiba regza and because of the way my room is situated, the couch is like probably 8ft away...love it!
Now the projector screen I had in my 600sqft apartment a few years ago was obnoxious...140" and the couch was probably about 15ft away...

These were the only pics I had of it...in this shot its not 140", notice the projector is on the table infront of the couch...I had eventually moved it another 5ft back and made a stand behind the couch which increased the picture quite a bit, as well as made an actual screen rather than just projecting onto the wall...
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OP, happy b-day and congrats on the tv...

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I have a 47" Toshiba regza and because of the way my room is situated, the couch is like probably 8ft away...love it!
Now the projector screen I had in my 600sqft apartment a few years ago was obnoxious...140" and the couch was probably about 15ft away...
This was the only pic I had of it...in this shot its not 140", notice the projector is on the table infront of the couch...I had eventually moved it another 5ft back and made a stand behind the couch which increased the picture quite a bit, as well as made an actual screen rather than just projecting onto the wall...


OP, happy b-day and congrats on the tv...
yeah i've been leaning towards a 46" but everyone tells me i'll be sorry i didn't go bigger. and wow that's a little big for an apartment. reminds me of the time when my neighbor at my parents house projected a nascar race on the side of his house
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happy b-day. thinking of ugrading myself after xmas. how far are you sitting from your 42"? i was at my neighbor's house last night, he's got a 52 and i was sitting maybe 8 feet away and it was annoyingly big.
normally about 6ft or so i have it in the top corner about 5 ft above my PC etc. This position rocks and makes the TV vuable from anywhere in the room ie on the couch about 12 ft away from it in the kitchen 16 ft away from it or on the toilet if the door is open about 20 ft away from it lol. To watch TV i just lean back in my chair and enjoy. Amp has 6 inputs lol i just nvr looked or needed all of em yeah for good surprises bens sugestion works like a charm. now to pic up a hdmi or 2 and a few bluerays.
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I have a panasonic plasma from the same line and I agree that they are fantastic.

I recommend buying your hdmi cables from amazon-- do a search and read the reviews. The junk ones are reviewed accordingly. You do not need expensive hdmi cables.
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