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Best way to connect freeview box to Sanyo Z2

Discussion in 'Projectors, Screens & Video Processors' started by bass007, Jun 2, 2004.

  1. bass007

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    Hi at my work place we have ordered a sanyo Z2 for the eruro 2004 need, dose anyone know how to connect a freeview box to a projector just for picture? would a scart to svideo be a good choice, the box is a pannasonic.
     
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    Unless you freeview can output s-video (highly unlikely) then a scart to S-video will only output in black and white. The best you can get (without spending too much) will be composite video.
     
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    Bass007,
    I have just connected my NTL box up to my Z2 using a SCART RGB -> S-Video convertor from IVOJO with a 10m S-Video cable from TV CABLES and then had to use One of these as I could not find a 10m SCART -> S-VIDEO Cable, and I am well pleased with the results.

    I do not know anything about your freeview box and if it outputs SCART RGB. If it does then this is probably your best bet.
     
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    can I use an rgb scart to svideo? would that work? the pannasonic is rgb
     
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    If I remember correctly from when I was trying to find out, I think the answer is no. You will only get a Black & White picture. Please don't ask me why I'm not a technical person!!. I am sure that someone can answer this better than myself.

    I think it is that SCART & S-Video are diffrent signals and you need to convert from SCART to S-Vdeo.

    I'll quit while I'm ahead, I do not want to confuse you!.
     
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    It depends on the Freeview Box and it's ability to output an S-Video signal.

    I'm not sure about the Panasonic but the Sony, Phillips and Pioneer will all output S-Video on at least one of their outputs.

    Then just a case of buying a Scart to S-Video lead (available pretty much anywhere) and off you go!
     
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    The Panny TUCT20 definitely doesn't do s-video, the TUCT30 deosn't say in the spec on Panasonics site whether it does or doesn't but I would guess not. You have two options:

    Buy a converter - before mentioned s-video converter is cheaper, or convert to component for better picture

    Use the Sanyo POASCART scart to VGA adaptor and a VGA-DVI adaptor. IIRC the Z2 can operate in "Scart Mode" on the DVI socket for RGB scart sources.
     
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    I will go for the scart to vga and a dvi dongle...thanx will let you know if it works
     
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    SCART isn't a type of video signal it's a type of connection & can carry composite, S-Video, and RGB signals.
     
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    Bass I use the keene Sanyo scart to VGA /VGA-dvi dongle for an RGB source without problems. Image is about the same quality as Svideo not as good as componant but better than composite.

    Search for Keene Z2* on here and im sure you will get a thread with a link, around £30 for both
     
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    The netgem iplayer can output component video (as well as RGB, S-Video and Composite video) through it's scart socket. you need a special scart adaptor though, which you can get from keene. The YUV is output on the RGB terminals of the scart and is selected using the setup menu onthe iplayer.

    iPlayer is 65 pounds from here:
    http://www.shop.bt.com/invt/011613

    Scart to RGB/YUV phono adapters:

    http://www.keene.co.uk/cgi-bin/bigcodesearch.pl?KA150S - 6 pounds

    or

    http://www.keene.co.uk/cgi-bin/bigcodesearch.pl?KLD160 - 15 pounds


    Alternatively, you can use the s-video output...

    Scart to S-video socket adapter - 8 pounds:

    http://www.keene.co.uk/cgi-bin/bigcodesearch.pl?42790
     
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    I have a Z1 which can accept a RGB signal through its VGA port. All you need is the correctly wired lead with a scart plug at one end and a vga plug at the other.

    You can get these leads from Keene which may even be called sanyo.

    I'm not sure if the Z2 is the same thou...
     
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    Teleport - the Z2 will do that too, Z2 owners will also require a VGA-DVI converter since Z2 has DVI-I port.

    Monopole - none of those things will work for Bass007's Panasonic Freeview box!! Would be fine for the NetGem though.
     

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