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Connecting Sky to Panny Plasma

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dantilly

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Having great difficulty getting a signal from my Pace Sky box to TH42-PW5B. Using Scart to S-Video and it shows up no signal. DVD and PS2 work fine. Please help, getting hard time of missus and eastenders is on tonight
 
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mikeq

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Hi,

Don't know much about Sky boxes, but when I was testing my panny with a s-video cable from my dvd player I had to make sure the dvd player output signal was set to s-video. Is there a similar option on the sky box?
 
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WebLoader

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AFAIK s-video is only available on sky+ boxes, the standard sky boxes output either composite video (shown on the picture menu as PAL) or RGB. come to think of it i seem to remember there is a particular brand of standard sky boxes that had svideo...in any case , this is the thing you need to check first!
cheers
 

RedRose

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This is definitely the case. I've done it myself. Sky digiboxes (not Sky+) do not have Svideo, so your Scart to Svideo lead is connecting the Svideo pins of the Scart lead to the Svideo plug. Problem is, the Svideo Scart pins are not being connected to anything in the Sky box 'cos they're not used. You have to make or buy a Scart > RGB+composite video sync lead. I posted a web link in another thread.
 

MAW

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Of course your video quality will be zip with composite, to get the most from your plasma you'll need to use the RGB in some way, ie RGB to VGA converter, RGB to comonent, RGB to S Video
 
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dantilly

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Thanks for all the help. I have opted for a js tech. rgb to vga box as this seems the best option

Thanks for all the replys. and a big hand to Dave Gray (my main man):)
 

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