Cable minefield...

shoehorn

Active Member
It seems like a miniefield out there to me - so can anyone suggest cables for the following please.....
Sony KDL-40V2000
Sony RDR-HXD710
NTL Cable (Samsung 2100C)
Pinnacle Showcenter 200
Pace Twin
Thanks for any thoughts/help!
 

davepuma

Distinguished Member
shoehorn said:
It seems like a miniefield out there to me - so can anyone suggest cables for the following please.....
Sony KDL-40V2000
Sony RDR-HXD710
NTL Cable (Samsung 2100C)
Pinnacle Showcenter 200
Pace Twin
Thanks for any thoughts/help!
It looks like you will be struggling for inputs with that lot!

However, for SCARTS have a look at:
http://www.tvcables.co.uk/cgi-bin/tvcables/THORSCART15.html?id=PU3GsVH8
You will either have to buy a switchbox to control the various scart devices or daisy chain them i.e. connect the cable box to another device and on to the TV. Alternatively, you could use a S-Video connection on one of the devices to your TV. S-Video isn't that bad if you buy a decent cable:
http://www.audiovisualonline.co.uk/dynamic/eshop_products.set/ref/1025/ixos-xhv403-100-s-video-interconnect-1m/display.html


For component (for DVD rec/Media player) have a look at:
http://www.discounttv.co.uk/category/Component+Video/product/XHV704_Component_3_RCA_-_3_RCA_-_1m.html
or for a cheaper (still good quality) cable try:
http://www.cableuniverse.co.uk/catalog/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=133&products_id=883

Component only carries the video signal so you would also need to connect audio cables (RCA phono):
http://www.audiovisualonline.co.uk/dynamic/eshop_products.set/ref/23/profigold-pga4201-phono-cable-1m/display.html

I think your TV only has one component input, so to get the best out of your DVD-Rec and Media Player, have a look at something like this:
http://www.js-technology.com/product_info.php?cPath=23&products_id=49&osCsid=7302b5cf5a42c97f5f3f26e2fce85756

Alternatively you could go the whole hog and get a proper AV Amp/AV Receiver and connect some of your sources to that and then on to your TV and you would get proper surround sound to boot. That's an entirely different question for another forum though...
 

shoehorn

Active Member
Thanks for that... I think I'll daisy chain some scarts....
I've a couple of questions though.....
Can I use any scart for RGB, or are there specific RGB scarts?
And for the component do I have to use a compnent cable, or cab I simply use some connectors from my hi-fi...?
Like I said, I've found it all a bit of a minefield.... :confused:
Oh and lastly (if you don't mind) - what's the order for best connections?
HDMI
Component
RGB
S-Video
Scart
Co-ax.
Is that about right? Does RGB Scart fit in there somewhere?
Thanks for the help!
 
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