Digital Box Outputs: What would you like?

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  1. ReTrO

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    What outputs would you like on a Digibox (DVB-S, DVB-T or DVB-C)?

    I suppose the intial extra outputs to hope for are s-video (where it is not already) and a digital audio output that will support DD5.1.

    My hopes are for the following:

    Video:
    Composite video (CVBS)
    S-video (YC)
    Component video (Y-Cb-Cr)(Maybe progressive)
    TV SCART (CVBS, YC, RGBS)
    VCR SCART (CVBS, YC, RGBS)
    SDI

    Audio:
    Stereo RCA-phono
    Digital optical ToSlink
    Digital electrical co-ax

    Control:
    Full RS232 control
    12v trigger output
    IR rear input

    Any further suggestions?
    (Other than DVI output supports digital progressive video with DD5.1 digital audio, I've already thought of that but tht's way too optimistic right now!)
     
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    Sky Digibox:

    RGB
    Optical out (DD5.1)

    RS232 I/O to enable the box to be updated using a PC without having to wait for Sky. This update could be downloaded from a website, etc.
    This may be the way forward to bypass Sky and still have access to DD5.1 (Hopefully Sony reads this!)
     
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    Sky+ box.
    I wouldn't mind S-video from a scart, in the service menu the ability to change the TV type to the VCR as well as TV. IE:- having RGB going to the telly as well as S-video going to my Panny S-VHS. This would be instead of one type going to both TV & VCR.
    I also wouldn't mind a digital picture output just incase I buy a plasma TV or a progector.
    Cheers, Neil
    ;) ;) ;) ;)

    PS don't worry if you don't understand that coz I don't!!!!!!
     
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    Neil: What you want is a DVI output, that would go straight into a PDP, DLP or LCD projector (or DVI-optical for CRT devices I believe).

    I don't know if SDI can be done for the Sky+ box, it'd be nice to know (does anyone?).
     

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