Component or SCART input

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Heskyy

Guest
Hello at the moment my TV is getting its signal via a SCART lead but my TV also has a component input as well as my DVD player which SKY is plugged into so i have the opportunity to send the signal via component. Which method is better, SCART or component. I have heard using component gets rid of flickers and lines on your TV. I have a 37" LCD. Any advise would be helpfull.
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evans

Novice Member
In most cases component has the better picture, scart is softer if you compare, in actual fact component is close to HDMI connection. The component lead which is three wire for the three different colors isnt very expensive for a cheap one. However component is only video not audio so you would need a one coaxial lead from you dvd player to your tv to get the sound from the dvd player as well. You will notice the difference. But to get real benefit would be if your dvd player can output a progressive scan signal to your tv. This in effect makes your dvd playback seem more movie like.
 
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Heskyy

Guest
Hi Evans i just looked and my DVD player does output progressive scan but is blanked out at the moment, i think its because i have not component leads plugged into the DVD. Are the cheaper component leads ok to use because i have seen some for like 10 pound? You mentioned a coaxial lead for the audio. On the back of the DVD player it has a coaxial output but on the back of the tv it has L & R audio input so is it possible to get a coaxial cable which has 1 output going into an L & R audio input lol if that makes sence.

Thanks
 

nwgarratt

Member
You can't get porgressive scan with scart that is why it is blanked out. Component or a digital signal uses it.
 

evans

Novice Member
Well this is good that you have progressive scan on your dvd player. For the sound since you dont have coaxial output from your dvd (which seems strange). Then just buy two cables and connect to your tv so the sound leaving your dvd player will be right/left channel instead of one (coaxial), in any case its the same lead you just need two of them.
 

Ade

Active Member
Hi Evans i just looked and my DVD player does output progressive scan but is blanked out at the moment, i think its because i have not component leads plugged into the DVD. Are the cheaper component leads ok to use because i have seen some for like 10 pound? You mentioned a coaxial lead for the audio. On the back of the DVD player it has a coaxial output but on the back of the tv it has L & R audio input so is it possible to get a coaxial cable which has 1 output going into an L & R audio input lol if that makes sence.

Thanks
A single phono/RCA output on the back of a dvd player is likely to be the Digital output (to link to an AV amp for example) - unless it's yellow in which case it's the nasty Composite Video output.
You should also have two Analogue outputs (also phono/RCA type) but should be red & yellow or left & right.
You can in fact use the same type of cables for the 3 Component video and the 2 audio as they are all analogue phono.
 
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Heskyy

Guest
Hi Evans thanks for help so far. I do infact have a coaxial audio output on my DVD play but my TV have the red and white audio inputs so what cable would i need because its one connection which is the coaxial going into 2 connections on the TV which are the red and white audio inputs

Cheers
 

nwgarratt

Member
The red and white inputs are analogue where the coaxial is digital. The coaxial is designed to go to a surround sound TV with digital in or usually a surround sound AV amp.

To get the sound on the TV you have to connect a red/white phono cable from the player to the TV. You will only get 2 channel stereo sound from it.
 

evans

Novice Member
yes there are two connections which are digital and usually connected to your Audio visual amp which has decoders for DTS or like mine which only has dolby digital sound. Unless you have an av amp to get this sound youll have to do with just the sound of your tv speakers. The two connections on your tv you buy a cable and connect to the two on the dvd player for stereo sound.

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