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Connecting a DVD and VCR to a Non Scart Tv

Discussion in 'Cables & Switches' started by vgmf, Jan 14, 2003.

  1. vgmf

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    Hi,

    Need some adviec to help with a connection problem. My daughter has a Nokia 9850 Freeview box , soon to get VCR, and soon to get DVD player. The problem is that her TV does not have a Scart, only a standard Co ax ariel socket.

    I had thought to connect the DVD to the VCR via a composite scart cable and then pass the out put to the TV via the Co ax cable.

    The Freeview would send it stuff via the Co ax in composite to to the TV [ via the VCR ].

    Then I thought would the Macrovison protection prevent the DVD signal making it to the Tv via the VCR in clear.

    Q1. Will the Macrovision screw up my cunning plan ?

    Q2 If so does anybody know of an inexpensive converter which could go from the DVD [ either scart or comp video out ] to a co ax frequency ?

    many thanks
     
  2. GaryB

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    A1. Macrovision will indeed screw things up. It works by upsetting the Automatic Gain Control in the VCR which is active even in E-E (loop through) mode.

    A2. You can get RF convertors which will do the job but most are mono. Try CPC.

    Sounds like time to give her a new TV as a late Christmas pressie.
     
  3. simso

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    My mother has a TV with no Scart socket
    a VCR, a Freeview box, and now a DVD
    so if I get hold of an adaptor which connects an aerial socket to a Scart

    where do I go from here ?
    If I have a SCART lead with four SCART sockets and some other sockets with what look like audio sockets
    should I plug in the DVD, the VCR and the freeview
    and then connect the SCART to the adaptor.
     
  4. Chris Muriel

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    With DVD players it is worthwhile checking using a Google search or a search in a suitable forum or website using the make and model number of the DVD player.
    Some players have a "macrovision removal" hack.
    This is more likely to be the case with non premium brands (as opposed to Philips, Toshiba, Sony, Pioneer and other premium badged brands).

    Chris Muriel, Manchester
     

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