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Connecting a plasma

Posted: Wed Mar 15, 2006 9:12 pm
by mariust5
Hi guys , i got a Techwood TWP 4210 plasma screen and no tuner box , i was wondering if i can connect anything to it without the tuner like a sky box or similar . It has a LVDS-IN connection wich looks like dvi or hdmi , i'm not sure . Another thing is i don't have a remote and it looks like there's a infrared sensor on the screen , would any universal remote do it , i tried a couple but no luck . When i turn it on from the on-off button it stays in stand-by , any way to switch it on without the remote ? Thanks.

My latest googeling revealed that is a samsung panel with cheap components and apparently the remote sensor is to controll the tuner box through the screen ? Odd . Others have said that it was made as pc screen originally and the connection between the screen and tuner is a DFP 26 pin cable , i dont know much about these cables , can i buy one anywhere ?

Posted: Mon Mar 20, 2006 11:31 pm
by david
Just curious... how did you get hold of the screen without cables, tuner box and a remote?

Posted: Fri Mar 24, 2006 3:07 pm
by mariust5

Posted: Sat Apr 22, 2006 8:09 am
by mariust5
I've seen there are 2 boxes out there , one is a 4205 and the other 4210 , can anyone confirm if they will work with both pannels , Samsung and LG , and have the same connections or are diferent and you have to have the one for your pannel ? Cheers

Posted: Sat Sep 30, 2006 7:23 pm
by mariust5
Managed to get a tuner box , connected it all up and it turns out that the screen has a black line of about 2 inch from top to botton in the middle .
How does this happen and is it fixable ? Thanks .

Posted: Mon Oct 02, 2006 7:47 am
by david
This sounds like a fault and not just incorrectly connected plasma.

It could be either the plasma or the tuner box. Does the plasma have any direct inputs (for example PC or Component) so you can deduce whether it is the tuner box or the plasma it self?

Do you have a friend with same tuner box and/or plasma you could test it with?

Go back to the shop you got the tuner box from and ask to test it.

Posted: Sat Nov 11, 2006 1:32 pm
by mariust5
No direct inputs to the Techwood plasma , everything through the tuner and no friends i'm afraid . Looks like i'm gonna have to get rid of it but i heard that you can connect stuff to it without the tuner box ( wire on connection ) directly but i don't know how . Anyway , it doesn't matter anymore . Thanks anyway .

Posted: Thu Nov 16, 2006 12:21 pm
by mariust5
Now sold , the screen is unrepairable , i'm glad to have got rid of it , seems like it's one of the worst plasmas out there . Still , it would have been nice to have one as i'm still watching my old wooden 20" box .