Connecting ToshSD210E to Philips 32PW9616...

Discussion in 'Cables & Switches' started by Bicycle Boy, Aug 17, 2001.

  1. Bicycle Boy

    Bicycle Boy
    Standard Member

    Joined:
    Aug 17, 2001
    Messages:
    41
    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    6
    Ratings:
    +0
    Hi,

    Need some advice please. Have ordered a 32PW9616 and a ToshSD210e. Hopefully they are both arriving next week, and I want to make sure that I connect them up in the 'best' possible way.

    Now I am a complete novice on the whole 'home cinema' thing, but from the limited amount that I have picked up would I be correct in saying that a decent scart cable for the video and some sort of digital audio cable for the sound.

    I have seen that the tosh has 2 different types of digital audio port on it (a round one and a squarish one) - which one do I use and what does this connect to on the TV.

    I Hope this makes sense, and I hope you can help.

    Thanks

    ( and any suggestions as to where I get the cable from - have been suggested IXOS).
     
  2. Electric Mayhem

    Electric Mayhem
    Distinguished Member

    Joined:
    Mar 16, 2001
    Messages:
    10,626
    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    166
    Location:
    United Kingdom
    Ratings:
    +2,233
    You´ll need to connect the dvd player via the scart socket to AV1 scart on the TV. Set the video output of the dvd to RGB, this will give you the best possible picture.

    The digital outputs on the dvd are Optical (square) and coaxial (round), you´ll need digital cables for these, which one you use is up to you. I prefer the coaxial, others prefer optical. These are for connecting to an amplifier/reciever that has dolby digital/dts decoders. Unless your TV has a built in decoder, youll not be able to connect to it.

    The scart cable will carry the sound, 2ch stereo, to the tv.

    The Toshiba dvd is pretty simple to set up, so you shouldnt have any trouble, selecting video output, sound output etc etc

    hope this helps<br />cheers

    [ 17-08-2001: Message edited by: Hooty ]</p>
     
  3. Bicycle Boy

    Bicycle Boy
    Standard Member

    Joined:
    Aug 17, 2001
    Messages:
    41
    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    6
    Ratings:
    +0
    Thanks jase, the TV has a dolby digital decoder built in so I will be connecting the DVD directly to the TV.<br />So wont this mean that sound will be going over the Scart cable AND over the optical cable ?

    Cheers

    Paul.
     
  4. Electric Mayhem

    Electric Mayhem
    Distinguished Member

    Joined:
    Mar 16, 2001
    Messages:
    10,626
    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    166
    Location:
    United Kingdom
    Ratings:
    +2,233
    Hi Paul

    Yes, effectively. But the digital cable will carrying the Dolby digital bitstream signal, so i imagine you would have to configure the tv to pick this up, i dont have any experience of your tv model and its menus etc. I would imagine once its set to pick up the bitstream signal you shouldnt have any problems, the decoder will detect the incoming signal and get to work!
     
  5. Bicycle Boy

    Bicycle Boy
    Standard Member

    Joined:
    Aug 17, 2001
    Messages:
    41
    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    6
    Ratings:
    +0
    Thanks Jase,

    I guess the alternative would be to connect s-video and optical audio !

    Thanks for your help

    Paul.
     
  6. simondp

    simondp
    Guest

    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Ratings:
    +0
    i have the 28pw9616 but size isn't important... just connect your dvd to scart socket 1. Connect the digital out coax to the digital coax on the tv at the back, next to the scarts. In the TV setup menu you'll have the option to select a digital source... choose EXT 1 (=scart 1) + DIG. This will mean you get the dvd picture from scart 1, and the dolby digital signal through the coax. And it's top! trust me.... Enjoy.
     
  7. Bicycle Boy

    Bicycle Boy
    Standard Member

    Joined:
    Aug 17, 2001
    Messages:
    41
    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    6
    Ratings:
    +0
    Thanks for that Simon - Great Help.

    Paul.
     
  8. axomatic

    axomatic
    Standard Member

    Joined:
    Aug 20, 2001
    Messages:
    9
    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    1
    Location:
    scotland
    Ratings:
    +0
    I have a 28pw9616 and a toshiba sd200e and got the DD working by connecting exactly as simondp outlined. Have only had the set up a week and all I can say is Gladiator was superb both in terms of the picture and the sound.
     
  9. Bicycle Boy

    Bicycle Boy
    Standard Member

    Joined:
    Aug 17, 2001
    Messages:
    41
    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    6
    Ratings:
    +0
    Just one more question for both of you:

    Where did you get your cables from ?

    Cheers.
     
  10. axomatic

    axomatic
    Standard Member

    Joined:
    Aug 20, 2001
    Messages:
    9
    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    1
    Location:
    scotland
    Ratings:
    +0
    Got my cables from John Lewis, seem to good build quality. Will think about getting IXOS as I have hear they are very high quality and can make a difference, though they are more expensive. John Lewis had them in stock as well.
     
  11. Bicycle Boy

    Bicycle Boy
    Standard Member

    Joined:
    Aug 17, 2001
    Messages:
    41
    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    6
    Ratings:
    +0
    In the end I brought 2 IXOS scart's (one for DVD, one for SkyBox) and one Quintex 75? Digital Audio cable (Can't remember the exact name as I'm at work now).

    And all I can say is Superb ! Hired MI2 DVD this morning and the picture and sound blew me away.

    The only (slight) problem I have is that my RGB scarts are EXT1 and EXT2 which are right next to each other. My DVD is connected to EXT1 and Sky to EXT2. The trouble is that the IXOS SCART cables are so bulky that they both won't connect securely as they 'knock' into each other. I've got it so the DVD scart is in securely and the Sky scart is slightly loose. <br />Is this Philips fault for putting the SCARTS too close together or IXOS for producing bulky cables ?

    Anyway the picture/sound of both DVD and Sky seems great at the moment, but I'll have to keep an eye on it.

    I'd just like to thank you all for all your help, what a great forum this is and what a great creep am I. <img src="smile.gif" border="0">
     

Share This Page

Loading...
  1. This site uses cookies to help personalise content, tailor your experience and to keep you logged in if you register.
    By continuing to use this site, you are consenting to our use of cookies.
    Dismiss Notice