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Best way to connect my new VIERA

Discussion in 'Plasma TVs Forum' started by Wily Boy, Aug 18, 2004.

  1. Wily Boy

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    Afternoon all, After much deliberation and reading how high you guys regard the VIERA I shall be taking delivery in a few days, I would like your advice on the best way to connect it to my existing kit, I Have Sky+ and a fairly basic Sony DVD (330?) which I cannot swap yet as it was a prezzie from the wife a few weeks ago, Bless her!, this only has composite and a scart, although the scart can output s video or rgb. Also I have a Onkyo TSDX575 that will switch S video,if needed, will this give me any improvements? Many thanks in advance.
     
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    There's probably better ways to do it but I'd set sky+ and the dvd to output RGB, find out which of the scart sockets on the viera accept rgb and connect that way. I think two of the scarts on that set are wired to accept RGB and, as a general rule, RGB usually provides a better image than s-vid.

    Sorry but don't know what the Onkyo kit is. Apologies if this ignorance makes my earlier suggestion totally ludicrous.
     
  3. Steve_P

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    For a quick solution with pretty good results in terms of PQ:

    Sky+ ---> AV1 via RGB SCART
    Onkyo TSDX575 ---> AV2 via S-video SCART
    Sony DVD ---> AV4 via RGB SCART

    Then when you get any equipment that can output component you can hook that up to AV4 via the component inputs.

    I usually find that RGB gives a better picture than S-Video but the real test is to try them and see. I guess if you'll be watching your Onkyo more than the Sony you could swap them round so that the Sony connects via S-video and the Onkyo via RGB.

    S.
     
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    Thanks, although I should have mentioned that the onkyo is an AV amp, but you have solved my problem by saying that RGB is better quaility than S video. If I do output RGB will i need any extra cables to listen to the on-board speakers ie 2 sets of phono, or will sound go through the scart? so i dont always need to run 5.1.
     

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