Connecting S-Video VDV to SCART TV?

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  1. Matty

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    I need a bit of advice; just starting out on the Home Cinema scene and I've bought the Sony DAV-S500 complete setup - DVD, speakers, woofer etc.

    However, I notice that it does not have a SCART socket but my tv (Philips Widescreen jobby) only has SCART at the back - how can I connect the two up?

    I think there is a cable that connectes S-VHS to SCART, is that the way to do it?

    Also, my telly lists the possible connection types on the SCART as being CVBS, Y\C or SVHS - what do CVBS and Y\C stand for?

    Apologies for sounding like a total retard but this is all new to me!
     
  2. Ian J

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    An s-video to scart cable is what you need which will give you the s-video signal to the scart socket but unfortunately will not give you automatic widescreen switching which is only available on a fully wired scart to scart cable.

    S-video is also known as Y/C.

    Never heard of CVBS but the CV bit will be either composite video (poor quality) or component video (top quality but not available from your DAV500

    Ian
     
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    Y/C is Lumience and Chromience...basically one signal is colour, and the other is the amount of colour.....thats why you sometimes get a black & white using an s-video lead, and your TV is in incorrect mode.
     

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