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Connecting LCD Monitor to Freeview box, confused, help please.

Discussion in 'Cables & Switches' started by Richard46, Oct 26, 2003.

  1. Richard46

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    I know there are lots of threads on this subject but reading them has left me more confused then before.
    I have a 30” LG LCD MW-30LZ10. I am temporarily running it from an old Ondigital Pace box with a Scart to Video cable.
    What I want is the best Freeview picture I can get within reason. I.e. I don’t mind spending a bit of money on a converter box cables etc. I also have an LG DVD/VHS combo (Scart output only) that I want to connect. Quality on this is very secondary anyway as I watch DVD’s on a bigger set up with my Arcam Diva. I mainly want this because I sometimes need to look at tapes for my work, but might watch the odd film.
    Will probably get another Pace Twin for the LG (or one of the new Fusion/Humanex? PVR’s if they appear shortly) as the digital source.

    The LG has S-Video jack
    Y, Pb, Pr, component jacks
    And I quote from the manual
    ‘RGB1 (PC/DTV input)
    RGB2 (Digital RGB input) jack / RS-232C jacks
    -input rgb2 (digital RGB) when input signal supporting DVI-D.’


    The Twin of course has an S-Video output which would be better than the composite video cable I have got at present but I am assuming I could do better. The Twin has a serial output as well, is that relevant? I am totally confused.
    Any help as to which way to go very much appreciated.

    Regards Richard
     
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    If the LCD has no Scart you need either RGB to VGA or RGB to Component.

    Queue some experts.

    Or buy a component equiped Netgem
     
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    The netgem is raw sex with component, though I've got a pace twin on s-video myself.... it's not bad. Your rgb capabilities are a bit limited with that panel, and for best possible picture from RGB devices, you do indeed need a RGB-YUV converter, the best are from www.rgbtosvideo.com
     
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    Thanks Martin; Thanks MAW.

    I did not know about the Netgem having Component, so I will think about that, although I did fancy a HD recorder. Think I will wait a 'few weeks' and see what this new Fusion Freeview/HD recorder is like and then make a decision. The Netgem would certainly be a much cheaper alt. especially as I would not need a converter.

    Regards Richard
     

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