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btech quattro

Discussion in 'General TV Discussions Forum' started by Hertfordshire1, Aug 22, 2002.

  1. Hertfordshire1

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    Has anyone got any experience of these?
    I came across them yesterday on the net @ plasma-uk, and they basically enable you to plug a digibox, DVD, and VCR into this box, which then is connected to the plasma by one rgb lead.
    It also come with a remote to enable you to switch between iputs.

    They are only £99 and are therefore the bargin of the decade, or complete pony!

    Any help would be greatly received.

    Cheers

    Steve
     
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    I've had one for 4 months now - its spot on. No loss of RGB signal whatsoever. I use it to chain my DVD, SKY DIG, XBOX, GC and PS2 off.

    They are all fine.

    Its not meant to be able to detect screen modes though.

    search the forums, there are a few people with these and they all seem to be happy. where are you getting it from?
     
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    79.95 from...

    http://www.lektropacks.co.uk/product/technical.asp?dept_id=112&sku=149

    Not sure if that excludes VAT though.

    Be aware that widescreen autoswitching isn't supported and you will have to manually change it everytime the AR changes.

    I would find this too annoying, so have refrained from purchasing one, but some people can live with it.

    I use a manual BTech switch box with is around £15, a fraction of the cost and detects WS auto switching.
     
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    Tell me more about this £15 quid manual jobbie then??

    Where did you get it from, picture quality etc.
     
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    I bought it from CPC but you need a trade account.

    You can also get it from the link I posted. model B21

    Also, I believe Argos do a similar one for about £10.

    It basically allows for 3 SCART inputs, 1 SCART out and 2 pairs phono tap outs (v useful when connecting to an amp for basic stereo/pro-logic).

    It's RGB/S-Video and composite compatibe and the pic quality is excellent.

    The only minor drawback is that you have to manually change source.

    HTH
     
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    £74.03 (£55 + VAT and carriage) from http://www.beyondhifi.net/ .

    Had one of these for over a year now, and have to say I wouldn't be without it. Solved any and every connection problem I had. Be warned there is no auto-widescreen switching (the pin-8 malarky).
     

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