Connecting Rptv,Sky,Xbox and Dvd player

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  1. EVOII

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    Hi guys,

    I have just bought a new Samsung rptv SP43WHPX the cheap one from currys.
    Anyway i don't have any real problems with the tv apart from the Sky picture seems to be a bit crappy. I would just like to know if i have connected everything correctly.

    The tv has 3 scart connections 2 are RGB apparently.

    Connections:

    EXT1 > SKY (via scart cable)

    EXT2 y/c (not sure what "y/c" means lol) > DVD (via single yellow cable from DVD into SCART adapter into tv)

    EXT3 decoder (not sure what "decoder" means lol) > XBOX (via XBOX SCART lead)


    In the tv manual it says that EXT1 is for RGB connection, But not alot else.

    Anyway does anyone know if these connections are ok? All of the components are working ok. It's just Sky which looks a bit crappy :(

    Thanks for helping a newbie.
     
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    Couple of things

    Make sure you go into the menu for your Sky box and set the output to RGB.
    Connect either the Xbox or the DVD to the Sky box via an RGB lead.
    Connect reamining equipment via RGB to probably EXT2.

    Does the TV give you a clue as to the signal being recieved, ie RGB, Y/C(S-Video) or Composite?
     
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    Hi

    i have just bought this T.V but not yet recieved it what do you think to the T.V
     
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    Bottom of page 51 of your TV manual states that the RGB sockets are EXT1 and EXT3.
     
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    2 Point: Thanks for your help you were right page 51 LOL

    All ok now :)

    Tom3316 : Hi mate i am very happy with my samsung and the price was good too :)

    I am using it for playing dvd's, xbox and sky. I was only used to an old sony 20 odd inch direct crt, So it took a bit of time to get used to the new 43" :)

    I have had mine for about 2 weeks now, i am used to it now and i love it :)

    When you get yours in the picture settings> Scan Mode choose Progessive. I found this the best setting for me, It may look a bit odd at first but you will get used to it and you will see a much improved picture :)

    Playing the Xbox the picture quality is Awesome :)

    I hope you enjoy yours :)

    Thanks Dave
     
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    Cheers For your reply its been really hard trying to find any info on this at all apart from whats on the samsung website.
    Glad you fixed your problem.
    one more question though, ive heard that RPTVs are affected by light reflecting off the screen is this true.

    Cheers :)
     
  8. EVOII

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    You will have no problems watching your tv with light shining on it. It is better when its in a darkened room, but it is perfectly watchable even with light pouring in the room.
    My lounge is south facing so lots of light poors in this time of year. The samsung has a very good anti glare which looks simular to a decent lcd pc monitor. You should have no problem mate.

    Dave.
     
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    cheers dave thanks for your reply i just wondered because my room is south facing and was woried i would not be able to watch it most of the time.


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