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SKY+ Scart Control

Discussion in 'Sky Forum' started by headdabaw, Aug 11, 2007.

  1. headdabaw

    headdabaw Guest

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    Hi,

    Today I found out something that dramatically improved the quality of the picture from my Sky+ box and at first I thought that I was seeing things.

    Anyway this what I found:-

    In the Services / System setup / picture settings menu my video output was set to RGB (as recommended in other threads) but the Scart Control was set to Off. When I changed the Scart Control to On the and saved the settings and returned to the TV I thought I was seeing things and I could not believe how clear and sharp the pictures where.

    I dont know if anyone else has seen this? I could not believe the difference in quality.

    My Sky+ Box is an Amstrad DRX280
  2. alphaomega16

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    Scart Control just means it takes priority when you turn the TV on.

    Scart Control, if you turn TV on it goes to the Scart Channel the sky is connected to.

    If you are watching say something on the normal channels and press the sky button it should go to the scart channel that sky is broadcasting to.

    Maybe you have been viewing through the normal channels and after switching to option to on it turned it to the scart input.

    Confused myself a little there but hope its understandable, hard to explain when typing hehe.
  3. headdabaw

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    Hi Alphaomega16
    Come on I am not that :censored:stupid!!!!!!!!!

    I Knew that and thats why I have never had it turned on. It took me quite a while to get my head around this but defo makes the picture clearer.
  4. Tesla

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    Some TV's cannot detect the RGB signal when Scart control is off so you would of been watching everything in composite video and you're now seeing RGB.
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    To clear things up, RGB is only enabled with scart control switched 'ON'.

    This is regardless of what make/model tv you have.
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  6. Bursar

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    Really? Wow, will have to try that tonight then :)
  7. alphaomega16

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    Did not know that.
  8. 1972PIXIE

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    I dont have my SKY connected via Scart due the box / TV locations, I am getting SKY+ which I will be connecting via SCART so should I see a quality difference ?
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    Yes...especially if you set the video output to RGB and connect it to an RGB enabled scart socket on your TV.
    Make sure the scart lead is connected to the socket marked TV Scart on the Sky box.
  10. jameswd

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    :clap:

    Explains alot, hopefully improved picture when i try it. :)
  11. rvfgod

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    Hello,

    Does this go for Scart to RGB converter lead (scart plug one end and R-G-B rca / phone type connectors)?

    Kind regards
  12. davemurgatroyd2

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    Yes providing it is plugged into the Sky TV output scart.

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