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Connection challenge. I dare you !!!

Discussion in 'Projectors, Screens & Video Processors' started by candg, Sep 4, 2005.

  1. candg

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    I have a rather complicated system setup and wondered if anyone on here can help. I have been scratching my head for months with it !!!

    In one room I have a home cinema system
    Seleco SVP310 CRT projector with X10 operated screen which retracts form the ceiling on X10 command.
    The projector has
    Composite video input
    SVHS input
    Scart input (composite, SVHS and RGB on scart)
    5 BNC connections... R/ G/ GS/ B Vert Sync and H/HV Sync

    Please could someone explain these BNC connections and how I could utilize these for better signal path for Sky and DVD.

    I am currently using the SVHS input on the projector for both SKY and the DVD which are both routed through the Yamaha amp and then out through the SVHS out to the projector.

    I have tried the SCART RGB input from SKY and the image is far superior to SVHS but For various reasons I cannot get a scart cable from the SKY or DVD to the projector (The SVS plug is far easier to get through floorboards and walls above the projector than a Scart lead)

    I am wondering whether I can improve on this signal path and how.

    My equipment is as follows:

    Seleco SVP310 CRT projector
    Yamaha DSPAX1 Amp
    Rotel 5 channel power amp
    Mission 753 fronts
    Mission 75C centre
    Mission 77DS for surround
    Mission 77DS for rear surrounds
    REL storm Subwoofer
    Sony DVDPS 900 Player (with RGB S video and Component video output)
    Kiss DVP 508 .networked DVD player with built in 80 gig hard drive..(with S video, RGB, and Component video output)
    ABSOLUTELY BRILLIANT piece of equipment which streams all my media collection from the media PC, audio and video

    Sky + feeding SVHS signal to projector via the Yamaha amp in room 1 and also routed to to Plasma screen in room 2 via JS Technology RGB to Plasma VGA adaptor, anyone who is’nt using this converter is mad..the results are the best I have seen from SKY

    Tivo (thinking about networking this) Feeding SVS output to Plasma Screen in room 2 and projector in room 1.
    Phillips DVDR 80 DVD recorder. Don’t EVER buy a Phillips DVD recorder..this is my second one and has been returned to Phillips 5 times for faults the first one went back as many times.

    In room 2
    The Media PC running MCE 2005 and Homeseer Automation software using The Ocelot controller. Sound out via Coaxial digital output of soundcard into a Coaxial digital input on the Yamaha amp.
    The soundcard is onboard, no problems with this it works brilliantly feeding a coaxial digital output to my Yamaha DSPA3090 (old now but still works and sounds brilliant after about 10 years)

    Bose AM15 speaker setup with additional REL Stadium Subwoofer.

    I havent hooked up a video feed to the PC yet so not sure about how to do this with MCE 2005, but want to to route my CCTV signal through it, anyone any ideas how to do this ?
    Kiss DP1500S networked DVD player


    Bedroom
    Panasonic 36” CRT TV
    Fed by Composite Video from Tivo downstairs

    OK now the challenge !!!

    Can anyone explain the BNC connectors on the projector and how I could use these ?

    Can anyone suggest the best possible way to connect all this stuff together. using the best quality signal path for all of it ? Go on I dare you to try and work this out…I still can’t

    ANY comments would be really helpful

    Graham
     
  2. Mad Mr H

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    ok. lets see. and I will edit this post till I get it right!

    seleco 310 think that is the video only (no tuner version) and wont double line so... the rgbhv is best for computer input only - you might want to consider a slightly better PJ. (others pls correct if wrong)

    As for the scart issue - run just the cable and get a pro to terminate it for you.....(if you are London area that could be me!)

    Tivo - well worth putting on network, quickest way is to buy a pre setup hard drive, then you can move the files off the Tivo - great bit of kit, will never sell mine, I use the cache card and link it to a wireless g series network adaptor or you can hard cable it.
    Check the Tivo forums - best place for that.

    Which Plasma do you have? what inputs are available to it?
    What ratio screen do you have for the projector?

    Improvements (only cos you asked)
    1 upgrade the seleco, if you like the size try seleco 450,500, or 800
    2 best signal to plasma should be wxga - upscale all inputs
    3 upgrade your on board sound card to an M Audio Delta 1010 pci card - best quality in the world 114dB SNR rare to get just the card without the outboard balanced in/out unit but they do exist.

    PS thought you might be in my house but then I remembered my media server is 5TB :D :D :D
     
  3. Gordon @ Convergent AV

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    You mght find that running a 5 core RGBHV cable to the projector and terminating it in BNC's on site will get best quality signal to the thing. Then at other end how about a scart switcher for your RGBcvS sources with the output of said switcher going to another....dah da dah......JS TECH RGBtoVGA.....then feed that to the RGBHV going to PJ. Never done this myself but sound like an option.

    Gordon
     
  4. Joe Fernand

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    candg

    Unless you run a decent quality video Multicore for RGBHV then its a complete waste of time worrying about what should go where.

    Best regards

    Joe
     

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