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Connections question

jmsjabb

Novice Member
Help needed please.
I have the following..
Pioneer PDP 434HDE with PDP R04E media receiver
Sky+ (pace)
Sony rdrhxd860s
Meridian 598 Scart DVD
Meridian 568.2

Sound is sorted. I am looking for advice on Video only.
Priority to DVD and Sky, followed by the Sony.
Video currently goes direct from the units to the Pioneer. ( ie, not through the 568 )

The pioneer has the following inputs.
1 Scart RGB in
2 Scart S-VIDEO in
3 Scart Component y,Pb,Pr, S-VIDEO, RGB in

The DVD has the following outputs.
Scart RGB, S-VIDEO, Composite
S-Video
Composite

Sky+ has the following outputs.
1 Scart Composite, RGB
2 Scart Composite
S-Video

The Sony has the following outputs.
HDMI
Component Y Pb/Cb Pr/Cr
S-Video
1 Scart CVBS S-Video RGB
2 Scart CVBS S-Video

I also need to connect Sky to the Sony and at some point soon, I will want to connect a Mini Mac via S-Video to the Pioneer.

Thanks guys, in advance.
 

Tellyfiend

Novice Member
What is the Meridian 568.2 ??

I assume it's an amp, if so ...........

METHOD 1

Marantz DVD Scart > (RGB) > Pioneer AV1 Scart
Sky+ TV Scart > (RGB) > Sony AV2 Scart
Sony AV1 Scart > (RGB) > Pioneer AV1 Scart or Sony RCA > (Prog Scan Component) > Pioneer AV3 RCA

This would be my preferred option


METHOD 2 - RGB DAISY CHAIN

Marantz DVD Scart > (RGB) > Sky+ VCR Scart
Sky+ TV Scart > (RGB) > Sony AV2 Scart
Sony AV1 Scart > (RGB) > Pioneer AV1 Scart

Only problem you can't watch DVD's on marantz while recording from Sky+ to Sony


METHOD 3

Marantz DVD Scart > (RGB) > Sky+ VCR Scart
Sky+ TV Scart > (RGB) > Pioneer AV1 Scart
Sky+ DIN > (S-video) > Sony AV2 Scart or AV4 DIN
Sony RCA > (Prog Scan Component) > Pioneer AV3 RCA or Sony AV1 Scart > (RGB) > Pioneer AV3 Scart

Only problem recordings from Sky+ to Sony only in S-video


There are numerous other combinations but these to (I believe) are the closest to your requirements

In 2) & 3) you could also add a Sky+ DIN > (S-video) > Pioneer AV2 Scart if you wished to monitor what Sky outputting while the Sony was otherwise occupied
 

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