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Topic # 150941 8-Aug-2014 11:51
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Hi all

Daughter got a Panansonic LED TV from me, new, 610Z was the end model numbers

She plays XBox with a headset, that doesnt work with HDMI so she uses Composite RCA cable for the Xbox to TV connection.
This new TV has only component video, its shared, but the manual is vague. Can the yellow composite video RCA connector plug into one of the component connectors? Just trial and error or do they often use which colour?

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  Reply # 1104794 8-Aug-2014 12:03
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Component and composite video are not interchangeable. You can only plug the colour coded cables into the corresponding RCA sockets.




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  Reply # 1104799 8-Aug-2014 12:14
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DarthKermit: Component and composite video are not interchangeable. You can only plug the colour coded cables into the corresponding RCA sockets.


Thats what I would have thought.

The TV specs are here  http://www.panasonic.com/nz/consumer/home-entertainment/viera-televisions/led-tvs/th-32as630z.html

The connectors, from the back are   Red  White   then the three component colours.  I assume you can connect to the three component colours, or if you have Composite, the red, white and one of the other coloured connectors whicgh appears to double as a yellow Composite?

 

 

 

 

Component Video Input shared with Composite

 

RCA phono type x 1 (rear)

 

 

 

Composite Video Input

 

RCA phono type x 1 (rear)

 

 

 


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  Reply # 1104805 8-Aug-2014 12:21
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tdgeek: She plays XBox with a headset, that doesnt work with HDMI ... 


Ah, that sounds like the same headset one of my son's mates had. We had to use component cables in the end. Can't remember what the make/model was.

However, I _think_ it's possible to get an adapter thingy which allows you to use both HDMI and the headset.

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  Reply # 1104806 8-Aug-2014 12:22
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Yes you can.
The green component & yellow composite are shared.
When you select av , you have the choice of video or component

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  Reply # 1104824 8-Aug-2014 12:27
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Forgot to ask. What make headset are they?

Some googling should find the adapter you're after.



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  Reply # 1104883 8-Aug-2014 14:19
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Brunzy: Yes you can.
The green component & yellow composite are shared.
When you select av , you have the choice of video or component


Tks all, I will try the green connection as yellow composite as the easy option to begin with. This was the answer I was hoping for

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  Reply # 1104911 8-Aug-2014 14:45
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tdgeek:
Brunzy: Yes you can.
The green component & yellow composite are shared.
When you select av , you have the choice of video or component


Tks all, I will try the green connection as yellow composite as the easy option to begin with. This was the answer I was hoping for


Although she will have a much better overall experience if she uses the component connection option,
SD on a newish LED can look very "blurgh" compared to HD

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  Reply # 1104913 8-Aug-2014 14:52
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yeah, you want to really avoid connecting using composite if you can.  
Grab a component connector, probably be less than $30. The difference is night and day.




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BigPipeNZ: yeah, you want to really avoid connecting using composite if you can.  
Grab a component connector, probably be less than $30. The difference is night and day.


There is a large Xbox plug connector and the other end are the three AV RCA connectors. Would I need a composite to component adapter?



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  Reply # 1104927 8-Aug-2014 15:06
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zaptor: Forgot to ask. What make headset are they?

Some googling should find the adapter you're after.


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  Reply # 1104930 8-Aug-2014 15:08
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zaptor:
tdgeek: She plays XBox with a headset, that doesnt work with HDMI ... 


Ah, that sounds like the same headset one of my son's mates had. We had to use component cables in the end. Can't remember what the make/model was.

However, I _think_ it's possible to get an adapter thingy which allows you to use both HDMI and the headset.


That would be ideal

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tdgeek:
BigPipeNZ: yeah, you want to really avoid connecting using composite if you can.  
Grab a component connector, probably be less than $30. The difference is night and day.


There is a large Xbox plug connector and the other end are the three AV RCA connectors. Would I need a composite to component adapter?


something like this should do it.

http://www.thewarehouse.co.nz/red/catalog/product/Playmax-Universal-Component-Cable-for-PS3-Xbox360-and-Wii?SKU=1617831




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tdgeek:
zaptor:
tdgeek: She plays XBox with a headset, that doesnt work with HDMI ... 


Ah, that sounds like the same headset one of my son's mates had. We had to use component cables in the end. Can't remember what the make/model was.

However, I _think_ it's possible to get an adapter thingy which allows you to use both HDMI and the headset.


That would be ideal


Just search for 'xbox 360 audio adapter' on TradeMe.

Something like this:
http://www.trademe.co.nz/gaming/xbox-360/accessories/cables-leads/auction-763364940.htm

Then just connect the HDMI cable as normal.



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zaptor:
tdgeek:
zaptor:
tdgeek: She plays XBox with a headset, that doesnt work with HDMI ... 


Ah, that sounds like the same headset one of my son's mates had. We had to use component cables in the end. Can't remember what the make/model was.

However, I _think_ it's possible to get an adapter thingy which allows you to use both HDMI and the headset.


That would be ideal


Just search for 'xbox 360 audio adapter' on TradeMe.

Something like this:
http://www.trademe.co.nz/gaming/xbox-360/accessories/cables-leads/auction-763364940.htm

Then just connect the HDMI cable as normal.


Cheers. Problem is the Xbox plug and hdmi don't fit together. I removed the non hdmi lip and tried another slimmer hdmi cable but still tight as

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tdgeek:
zaptor:
tdgeek:
zaptor:
tdgeek: She plays XBox with a headset, that doesnt work with HDMI ... 


Ah, that sounds like the same headset one of my son's mates had. We had to use component cables in the end. Can't remember what the make/model was.

However, I _think_ it's possible to get an adapter thingy which allows you to use both HDMI and the headset.


That would be ideal


Just search for 'xbox 360 audio adapter' on TradeMe.

Something like this:
http://www.trademe.co.nz/gaming/xbox-360/accessories/cables-leads/auction-763364940.htm

Then just connect the HDMI cable as normal.


Cheers. Problem is the Xbox plug and hdmi don't fit together. I removed the non hdmi lip and tried another slimmer hdmi cable but still tight as


If you're talking about the 'normal' xbox plug, I don't think removing the lip works. It's still too thick.

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