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composite switch box needed

john R1

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can only get my boys ps2 to work on composite leads when using it on his 17" lcd so i need a box that can accept two composite in signals and one composite out, do they make such a thing because the freeview box that came with the lcd also outputs via composite
 

Joe Fernand

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john R1

Does the Freeview box have SCART sockets?

If yes does it have Two of them?

If yes then you can 'daisy chain' the PS2 via the Freeview using a SCART cable.

Best regards

Joe
 

john R1

Banned
joe not sure what you mean, it does have 2 scart sockets, one says tv out the other says vcr am using this one for the dvd which works ok
 

Joe Fernand

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Hello john R1

If you install a PS2 RGB SCART cable you can daisy chain the PS2 via your Freeview box - and by replacing the PS2 Composite cable with the RGB cable you'll also improve image quality.

As your already using the 'daisy chain' or 'Pass-thru' function on the Freeview for your DVD player you have two options.

01. If your DVD player has two SCART sockets you can form a slightly longer daisy chain - PS2 > DVD > Freeview > TV.

02. If the DVD only has a single SCART Out you can simply add a low cost SCART switcher to your set up - to enable all three source devices to connect to the single Input on your TV.

If you leave the DVD connected to the Freeview all you require is a decent quality Two way SCART switch and wire as follows:

DVD > Freeview > SCART Switch Input 01
PS2 > SCART switch Input 02
SCART switch Output > TV

See http://www.js-technology.com/produc...id=31&osCsid=ccac9b6660e9ebf8535303c2572d4edb

For best results set your Freeview, DVD, PS2 and TV to RGB.

Best regards

Joe
 

john R1

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i can see what your saying joe, but bearing in mind the input on the lcd is composite ( there is no scart input ) will it still work, also would i need a proper ps2 to scart lead as i am using a ps2 to composite which plugs into a scart connector which only seems to have a few connecting pins, i hope you can understand what i am saying, thanks again john
 

Joe Fernand

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Hello john R1

The connectivity plan outlined above is still the same all you require is a SCART to 3RCA cable (Composite + Stereo audio) between the Output of the SCART switch and the TV (which I'm guessing is what you already use between the Freeview and the TV).

Its fine to use a 'SCART' block adapter on the end of the PS2 to 3RCA 'Composite + Stereo audio' cable - the JS Technology switcher will switch Composite, S-Video or RGB plus Stereo audio.

Connectivity therefore is:

DVD > Freeview (SCART to SCART)
Freeview to SCART switch (SCART to SCART)
PS2 > SCART Switch (PS2 cable + SCART adapter block)
SCART switch to TV (SCART to 3RCA cable).

Best regards

Joe
 

john R1

Banned
joe i dont think i explained my problem very well as i can see how it should connect up, when i plugged the ps2 lead in the back of the freeview ie the scart connector into aux scart, i got a picture on the display but i could not get any sound, so surely if i use the same ps2 to scart connector i will still not have any sound ?
 

Fibretear

Established Member
I have a Vivanco SBX94 SE switch box. It does a great job.

by composite do you mean a scart or are we talking RF connections here?
 

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