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Delphi DD42E..What cables do I need???

Discussion in 'Plasma TVs Forum' started by bobo360m, Dec 9, 2003.

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    Can anyone advise me on what connection cables I need for my new plasma screen to connect the rest of my hardware.DVD, VCR, Sky Box and Amplifer.
    I have the manual with all the usual jargon, but I'm way out of my depth.

    Thanks if you help.

    Scott
     
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    Do you have the optional media box? This connects to the screen with the SDi cable, assuming the screen is like the one I've seen. You don't see one of these every day...
     
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    No.I have nothing with the plasma.Just the screen,bracket and power cable.
     
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    So does it have just one video connector, a sort of BNC thing? Or several terminals? ie is it the digital only model. It's not clear from any info I can find.

    Edit. Found a spec, indicating it's a pretty standard plasma monitor. Usual rules apply. Use component if you can, does your amp switch this? VCR will be composite, but I daresay you'll junk it when you see what VHS looks like on a plasma!
     
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    As from the manual, it has the following:-

    Video input. BNC connector

    S-VHS input. Mini-DIN connector

    YUV input. 3 BNC connectors

    RGB input. 9 pole, D-Sub connector

    SDI input. BNC connector
     
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    And what amp do you have? does it offer video switching? Model no. will tell us that.
     
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    The amp is Arcam Alpha 7. But this is just for the sound.
     
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    Yes, stereo only. I ask cos most AV amps will switch video with the sound. In that case, another list of questions. Does your DVD have component video out. Does your sky box have s-video out, or is it listed in the menu as an option via the TV scart? I assume your VCR is just VHS? Are you set on the very best PQ regardless of price, or is there a limit to your dedication?
     
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    Sorry, the amp is an arcam alpha 8r. vcr is just a vhs.sky box has got a scart and rs232. the dvd is scart,but where the audio output is,there's also a video output(phono type socket).Is there a device in which I can plug all the scarts into 1 box, which then in turn will plug directly into 1 of the inputs as listed on the rear of the plasma screen.like the ones which allow tvs with only 1 scart input, scart switching box.
    To answer the pq question. I would love to spend loads on cables for the best, but the wallet will only allow me to spend so much..
     
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    No there is no such device. 2 of your scarts will do RGB, assuming the DVD is not a £50 from Asda job! The VCR can only be connected to the composite video socket. This is the worst connection, but all it's capable of. You can do better with sky and DVD, but you'll need a converter box for this plasma, probably a RGB-component converter, and a scart switch, unless your DVD has 2 scarts so you can do scart pass through. You go sky and dvd via fully wired scart each, to switch, then scar from switch to component converter, then 3xphono-3xBNC cable to YUV input. The VCR connects to VCR scart on sky, and also in other scart socket, a scart-2 phono + video bnc, which goes to the plasma. The converter is 70 for a cheap one and 135 for a good one. Lektropacks or JS technology respectively. Quite a bundle of stuff, but the best all round I think. BTW you will need to go into the setup menus of sky and dvd, enable rgb output, and make sure they are set to 16:9! It's astonishing how many people don't do that, and then wonder why everbody looks short and fat!
     
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    Thanks for that. The dvd is Marantz.
     

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