DVD in a SCART 'daisychain'

Discussion in 'Blu-ray & DVD Players & Recorders' started by Supersonic72, Mar 7, 2006.

  1. Supersonic72

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    Hiya..

    I usually lurk in the Plasma forum, but as this is more of a DVD query,
    thought it'd be better in here...

    I've got a chain of devices linked with SCART cables. In order, I have my
    Panny display, linked into my Samsung NTL box, then a Panny VCR then
    last of all, into a Panny RV-31 DVD player.

    I get no picture from the DVD player in this linkup, and the manual does
    mention issues regarding copy protection, which I understand.

    As the DVD player has just one SCART connector, it must go on the end of
    the chain, so can i turn the copy protection or whatever it is, off?

    Failing that, does anyone have a better suggestion, as im manually
    swapping cables over when i need to watch a DVD...
     
  2. Gavtech

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    Your posting seems to imply that you have a plasma display [ ? ] which i would therefore expect to have more than one scart input.

    Can you not take the DVD player direct into another scart on the Plasma panel?
     
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    If the VCR has two scart sockets simply plug the DVD player into its AV2 scart.
    The fact you are getting no pic from the DVD has nothing to do with copy protection.
     
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    Not sure about yours, but some VCRs will not pass through an RGB signal - it might be worth trying the DVD player with it set to output PAL/CVBS/Composite...

    ...and put up with the inferior picture quality.:thumbsdow

    Apologies if you've already tried this.
     
  5. Supersonic72

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    I might try moving the connections around on the VCR

    The display has one SCART input, which links into the NTL box.
    From there, cable between the NTl box and VCR and finally, from
    the VCR to the DVD...

    With thanks!
     
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    Another way is to use a SCART switch. There are various types available ranging from simple automatic ones to fancy ones with remote control and separate input switching for the TV and recorder outputs. There's a selection here from Keene (select Switchboxes on the left side of the page, then Scart). The HSR1000 looks interesting. You could also try Maplin and Lektropacks.
     

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