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What cabling do I need/should I get?


Hoseman

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Hi, I've just had a new TV delivered which is a Panasonic LED TV and I was wondering what cabling I need.

Ive got a DVD player and a Sky box and as far as I can see neither of them have HDMI slots. Im not sure what I have to do in order to get the optimum picture so any advice would be appreciated. At present Ive got my Sky box set up only using my scart leads.

Also, Ive heard that cabling can make a difference in terms of the quality of the picture so any advice on type required and where to buy it would be welcome too.

Thanks. :)

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QuizMan

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You might find that the HD channels are there already as part of initial set up. On Freeview, the channel numbers are 50-54

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QuizMan

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You can check if Freview HD is available in your area here click here

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QuizMan

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Oops - just noticed that you know the answer to my previous post already. Sorry about that.

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Joseph Kerr

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Horses for courses as far as getting an HD TV without a source is concerned.

I got a flat panel HD Ready TV as soon as i found one that was close enough to an old SD tube TV with SD programming.

I then got an HD subscription, but i dont have premium movie or sports channels so got only teh minority of the HD that Sky offer. I've now dropped my HD subscription due to various frustrations with Sky.

I now have a BluRay player but largely becaus ei could get it for a similar price to a good upscaling DVD player as the BDP was an outgoing model.

So now i just have the free HD channels which i seldom bother with and BluRays i rent, though i just get DVDs if i cant see the BluRay in the shop and it really cant wait.

I'm still very happy with my (HD Ready as opposed to Full HD) TV though.

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Lio

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I have had an HD ready tv for a month now and the difference between SD & HD is quite marked, especially sports and programmes like Human Planet etc. I also noticed that we get better pictures via our Virgin Media digi box than using the tv's inbuilt freeview tuner. (on comparable definition broadcasts) To be honest, I was disappointed with the quality of the freeview pictures.

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BT

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I can see very little difference between my Virgin Media box pictures (Standard Definition) and my Finlandia TVs built in Freeview,and my external Sony Freeview recorder. They are all excellent and I'm quite critical when it comes to picture quality.
I'm in Norwich and get my Freeview from the Tacolnston transmitter via a standard 7 element aerial not one of the new wideband types.

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