Cheapest recoder that converts RGB to YUV too?

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  1. gizlaroc

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    I am after a dvd recorder for a mate, I would like to have a freeview box plugged into it RGB and then output back to a Panasonic panel YUV, in other words transcode the RGB from freeview to component, as there is only a compneont input on the plasma.

    Is this possible?
     
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    A number of DVD recorders (with and without HDDs) have component output. I couldn't say specifically which. Have a look round some of the manufacturer's sites and dealers like AVland http://www.avland.co.uk/products.htm
     
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    Most of the newer Panasonic range have Component out.
    ES10, EH50, etc.

    Be aware however that with most you need to have them powered on (Out of Standby) all the time, for the YUV Output to be active.

    Pete
     
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    Are you sure the plasma only has component? If it has a PC VGA input , John Sims RGB to Plasma VGA convertor box is very very good.
     
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    There are also one or two Freeview boxes which do component out. The Netgem iPlayer+ is one I know of and the picture quality is superb.
     
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    He has sky+ for everyday viewing but would like a tuner and has a Pioneer freeview box already, as he was going to get a dvd reccorder anyway I thought of doing the following, go freeview into dvd-r scart 1 and then component back to the screen on the vga for the odd occasion he needs to watch freeview, and the go video out of sky into the dvd-r on scart 2 for the odd occasion he wants to archive something from the sky+.
    This would mean only having to buy the dvd recorder he wanted anyway.

    But, will it work?
     

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