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Old 03-09-2006, 05:52 PM   #1
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Hi, I am wanting to install a HDMI input card in my panasonic 42pwd7uy, does anyone have any info on this such as where to buy one,cost, and installation instructions? Thanks
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Old 03-10-2006, 07:53 AM   #2
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According to the "Operating Instructions" manual (page 7) for your set...

http://catalog2.panasonic.com/webapp...el=TH-42PWD7UY

...you need HDMI Terminal Board part number TY-FB7HM..

In stock (apparently) at Betbuyplasma...

http://www.bestbuyplasma.com/Plasma/..._Sku_Y_TYFB7HM

That price is high...according to Panasonics website...

http://catalog2.panasonic.com/webapp...Model=TY-FB7HM

...the list price is only $145. You may be able to order from them. This is a popular add-on board...availability may be a real issue.

If they are packaged like the add-in Component input board I just bought for my TH-42PWD8UK, they come with "instructions". Installation really couldnt be simpler....slide it in and put in the screws.

According to page 7 of the "Brochure" for your set (see first link), the board must use slot 1 or 2. Slot 1 usually ships empty on these sets (mine did, thats where I put my add-on component board.

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Old 03-10-2006, 05:32 PM   #3
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Gn00b, A salesperson at Best Buy couldn"t have gave me better answers, Thanks for the great information!
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Old 03-13-2006, 08:24 PM   #4
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I'd be interested in knowing how you like the HDMI board in your PWD once you get it going.

I've got an older 6th gen model and curiously wonder if I'll ever need to add the board (vs. just using component for HD signals currently).
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Old 03-14-2006, 09:23 AM   #5
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Thumbs up HDMI not worth the cost

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Hi, I am wanting to install a HDMI input card in my panasonic 42pwd7uy, does anyone have any info on this such as where to buy one,cost, and installation instructions? Thanks
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For the EDTV sets you are wasting money on HDMI.

1. Benefit of HDMI is sound + image in one cable. Most likely, you don't need sound to go to your set in any case.

2. The PWD sets are 'perfect' for DVD (better than any HD set you can buy - deepest blacks and highest contrast and display at native resolution) and component cables will give you the best image since no extra conversion is needed.

3. On the PWD, HD TV looks 'better' on component than HDMI. You will get over color saturation (in most cases) with HDMI.

4. HDMI is for content protection, not better image quality

save the $150.00 and put it towards a top-end DVD player. You will love this set!
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