Any DVD Recorders with an RGB pass through?

Discussion in 'Blu-ray & DVD Players & Recorders' started by Spit, Mar 1, 2005.

  1. Spit

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    I have a Toshiba DR3 and when I put my SKY+ box through it I only get composite on my PW7 Plasma.

    Any that have a full RGB Pass through?
     
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    I have a Pioneer 220 and that does it.
     
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    I have Pioneer 420 and that does it in Standby and in Power-on when not recording or recording from internal tuner.
    But there are two things to watch out for:
    1. The DVD must be set up for RGB in and out and connected to a TV RGB scart
    2. If the DVD remote has a TV/DVD button try that. I accidentally pressed the button and switched mine (to TV), and the Power-on pass-through switched to composite. Pressing the button to set to DVD cured it immediately.
     
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    How are you connected? The DR3 has full RGB input/output.

    Ensure you are connected via Scarts as follows:

    Sky+ TV Output >>> Input on the DR3 and then Output >>> PW7 (Scart Board?)

    Ensure Sky+ is set to output RGB - goto Services/System Setup/Picture Settings and select 'RGB' for video output. Note only TV Out will ever give an RGB output! Also note if you ever press the TV button then Sky will default to composite.
     
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    That is how im connected Rasczak.

    But when I put SKY or the DVDR on RGB I get a horrible yellow tinted picture. If I put it on Composite its fine. If I pull out the cables and plug in seperately then its fine on RGB and a wonderful picture :mad:

    Cheers
     
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    That sounds like a dodgy scart cable or a faulty scart socket on your unit. If one of the pins on the cable/socket is damaged you will frequently get a colour distorted picture when using RGB.

    If it's the cables you can simply change them - but your post implies you have checked/ruled this out already - thus the answer seems to be a dodgy scart connector. If the machine is new then I suggest seeking a replacement.

    Note that any of the current favourites - Panasonic, Sony, Pioneer, Samsung or Hitachi - will all do RGB recording and RGB pass through.
     

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