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Old Mar 8, 2010, 9:02 PM   #1
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Default Awesome $$$ saving tip for Panasonic P&S owners!!!

I originally posted this at the other forum, but as Steve's is fast becoming my favourite place to visit, I thought I'd better share my findings here too!

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I just made a wee little discovery that has made me quite chuffed

Would you like to view your photos in stunning Full HD on your plasma/lcd TV straight from your camera? Of course? But you don't want to cough up for the optional $$ HDMI cable to do so? Of course not!

Then Greggie has the answer for you!
(Of course this need not apply to those with Panasonic Viera-link TV's)

Do you have an Xbox 360 or PS3 in your household? Of course you do right!

Then just plug your camera in to one of its spare USB ports, using your free included Panasonic USB cable. Switch your camera to view mode (and assuming you have set PC not PTP mode in the camera's setup menu).

Now in the Xbox 360's menu (I don't own a PS3 but can confirm it works on my friend's, just different menu layout), go to the Picture Library, and select Digital Camera. Now you can view each photo one-at-a-time by selecting them individually, or choose Play All to see a slideshow.

Want to enjoy your own custom music soundtrack at the same time? Wow, great idea!

Then before you go to the Picture Library, simply either play a CD in the Xbox 360/PS3 drive, or play from your ripped music on the Xbox 360/PS3's hard drive. Now go to play your slideshow and voila!

How cool, is that!!!

You spent all that money on that damn Xbox 360 or PS3, and now you can capitalise on that "investment" even further. And save extra $$ not having to buy yet another accessory for your cam.

That's Ok, I accept donations (only joking!)

All the best
Greg

PS This works with any brand camera
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Old Mar 8, 2010, 9:25 PM   #2
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nice info Greg

i am lucky enough to have both an xbox 360 and a panasonic plasma
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Lucky you!!!

Play any games? (off topic sorry)
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yea, i am a bit of an RPG fanatic, on all systems actually. Currently on xbox360 i am playing eternal sonata, as i missed it when it first came out.
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ahhh...haven't tried that one. What about Mass Effect 1/2, have you played them?
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mass effect 1 yes. i haven't picked up mass effect 2 though.

finished up dragon age origins, also a bioware game, recently, i liked it better than ME
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Yeah I heard Dragon was really good, deeper RPG elements than ME2.

But ME2 is just unbelievable, you really must play it, the character relationships you build are mesmerising...ummm wait till you see Miranda...phew
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And for those of us "old timers" who don't have an Xbox (I'm a PC)

http://www.amazon.com/Tripp-Lite-Min.../dp/B000TT80DG

I don't know how good they are but the initial investment is low.
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Old Mar 9, 2010, 5:19 PM   #9
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Thanks Clint. But Panasonic, in their wisdom, have decided to change the HDMI interface on their new models to a proprietary one - so as far as I know you now need to buy this one off them for $50, and cannot use a standard mini-HDMI cable if you can't find yours, or are at a mate's place. Stingy beancounters!

http://www2.panasonic.com/consumer-e...00000000005702

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And for those of us "old timers" who don't have an Xbox (I'm a PC)

http://www.amazon.com/Tripp-Lite-Min.../dp/B000TT80DG

I don't know how good they are but the initial investment is low.
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Old Mar 9, 2010, 5:34 PM   #10
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I wonder what's proprietary?
Here's a little less but not as good as the first
http://www.amazon.com/Panasonic-Mini.../ref=pd_cp_e_1

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