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Connecting set-top box to Sanyo Z3 using VGA adapter

Discussion in 'Projectors, Screens & Video Processors' started by dancingmatt, Aug 3, 2005.

  1. dancingmatt

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    Hi all

    If I connect my set-top DVD or Freeview box to the VGA input on the Sanyo Z3 via an adaptor (such as Sanyo's own one) I know I have to set the "Computer" input to RGB(Scart). But I won't be able to use the colour or tint image settings via this input, although I gather I will still be able to change rgb white balance, rgb gain, rgb offset and rgb gamma.

    Is this a problem? Will I have difficulty getting a good PAL DVD or Freeview image without being able to change the colour or tint settings and so should use a Scart-YUV converter instead? Or doesn't it matter since all the advanced menu colour tweaks are still available?

    Would appreciate your direct experiences using a Sanyo RGB Scart-VGA adapter, or a different brand for that matter, and whether I'm going to have a problem here...

    Of course, would also love to know a cheap place to get the adapter from! :D

    Thanks
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  2. Liam @ Prog AV

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    If you want cheap then get a Keene Syncblaster for Sanyo Z3s - which is basically a straight scart to VGA cable, no sync extraction required!

    If you want decent quality get someone like Van Damme to make you up one using decent video cores!!

    Regarding quality I don't know. Panny plasmas have had this inability to adjust colour but as you say, the advanced menu gives you what you need. TINT adjustment is irrelevant as it's only for NTSC.
     

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