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Advice re component video out

Discussion in 'Projectors, Screens & Video Processors' started by mjboyt, Nov 9, 2003.

  1. mjboyt

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    I'm new to this forum, but was pleased to find you all!

    I've just bought a Panasonic HT900 Home Cinema system and it has Component Video Out terminals. My TV (Phillips w/s) doesn't have component in, but the usual scart sockets (plus s-video).

    I have seen a cable here http://www.superfi.co.uk/index.cfm/page/moreinfo.cfm/Product_ID/937
    which seems to be the one to use for best results. It is quite expensive and I wanted to be really sure before ordering it.

    Would using this be the best way to hook up my HC system to the TV or not.

    Any help would be very much appreciated. Thanks.

    Martin
     
  2. Dutch

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    Hi Martin,

    I doubt very much that your Philips TV would accept component video on a Scart socket - only Loewe TVs allow this, I believe. You can get a component to Scart RGB converter from www.keene.co.uk - search for code RGB2C. Not cheap at £90, I'm afraid. Hope this helps.

    Steve
     
  3. John Narayan

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    http://products.sony.co.uk/productdetail.asp?id=9_53_4459


    SONY DVP-NS730 DVD PLAYER SPECIFICATIONS

    Digital audio outputs: Optical (toslink) and coaxial (RCA/phono)

    Analogue audio outputs: Stereo audio via 2 x phono/RCA sockets
    Video outputs: Scart socket (RGB, composite video and stereo audio)

    Component video output via 3 x RCA/phono sockets


    S-Video output via 4 pin din

    Composite video via single RCA/phono socket
    Compatible disc formats: DVD, DVD-R, DVD-RW (video/VR mode), DVD+R, DVD+RW, CD, CD-R, CD-RW, MP3, Video CD, S-VCD
    Playback features: Magic pad, quick setup, screen saver, 6 disc position resume memory, CD & DVD text, high-speed smooth search
    Digital sound outputs: Dolby Digital, DTS, Linear PCM outputs
    Built in decoder? No
    Video standards: Pal & NTSC, with progressive scan via component video output
    DAC/Digital bits: Video D>A: 108 MHz / 12 Bit
    Audio D>A: 192 kHz / 24 Bit
    Remote control? Yes, with multi-brand television control
    W x H x D (mm) / Weight: 430 x 56 x 244 / 2.2 Kg
    Colour: Silver
    Extra: CD & DVD text, twin laser pickup, TV virtual surround: dynamic/wide/night/standard, child lock, custom parental control for 40 discs.
    :laugh:
     
  4. philipb

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    John's advice just a tad too late!

    I'm not sure the RGB to component converters will work the other way round, will they? IIRC they are directional - RGB2C means what it says.

    Assuming the DVD has a RGB scart out, use that to the TV. Nearly as good as component.
     
  5. Dutch

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    Philip,

    To quote from the Keene website:

    Steve
     
  6. philipb

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    Nifty. At £90 I would say that is cheap, or at least good value. The JS box is £145 and one way only - but it is a top performer. I had the Keene one way box for a while and it was nowhere near as good as the JS.
     

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