Long time lurker, new poster.
First and foremost, major kudos and a thousand attaboys for slow-dog and his #81 posting on unpacking a plasma. While his post was for a 50" Panny, we used it to unpack our 42px60u. His post saved us three hours of screaming toil, a broken marriage, and a destroyed plasma. Had our first plasma out of the box and running in about 20 minutes.
Also major thank you's for the wealth of advice posted in this forum. We are comfortable in the decision we made on our first plasma and look forward to the 58"/600 sometime in Dec. when we hope we can afford it.
Our Panasonic TH-42px60U is awesome even on an old coax with terrible 480i analog cable input. We do get a couple of HD stations on TimeWarner and they blow us away -- was up till 4 a.m. the first night watching kangaroos bounce around Australia.
Now we're trying to set up our new recorder, Panasonic DMR-ES45VS.
Basic set up is complete using a/v cables supplied with recorder.
Bought some component cables. Tried to set them up instead of S-Video (component is better than S-Video??) don't want to use HDMI because of limitations on recording subjects and lack of CC (and we don't have digital upgrade to our cable, yet).
The diagram in the manual for the recorder (on page 16) does not jive with the diagram for the plasma (page 33) using component cables. Do the component cables go from the recorder into the Component 1 input of the plasma, or the "Prog Out" connections of the plasma,
and do I need audio cables in addition to the A/V cables and component cables,
and why doesn't Panasonic online show a nice diagram connecting two of their newest and best products?
Should I even try to use component cables or stick with the basic set up??
Thanks for helping us choose the right set for now, how to unpack the thing, how to set it up, and how to burn it in. Now if we could just get the DVD recorder to work!
I am very hopeful all this will work.