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DVDO and Scart?

Discussion in 'Projectors, Screens & Video Processors' started by davsdu, Sep 15, 2005.

  1. davsdu

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    Im planning on getting the new DVDO scaler. However, my digital tv-box only outputs via Scart, which the DVDO doesn't accept.
    Is there any option avaliable, where I can convert the Scart to component or s-video?
    Would I be better off by just connecting the tv-box directly to my plasma (PHD8)?
     
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    Are you referring to the VP30?
     
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    [Wow what's happened to the forum? I post, it gets duplicated; I delete one, they both disappear! third time lucky....]

    Hi davsdu,

    It'd be a shame to buy a scaler and not put your digital tv through it. The VP30 accepts RGB/S, which I would take to mean RGB + Sync. An RGB scart outputs RGB with Sync on the composite pin, so you should be able to connect your digibox through a scart-to-RGBS cable. I don't know how the VP30 will do it, but on the Lumagens you can configure the RGB to be received through one of the YPbPr inputs and feed the sync into an associated composite input. A scaler dealer will be able to tell you how its done for the VP30.

    FYI there are also boxes available that will convert SCART RGB+Sync into component, for instance the JS Technology converter, which I can recommend. But you shouldn't need it in this case.
     
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    I've had a look on the QED website and there is a subtle difference between the description of the AV19 cable I mentioned and the AV29 you've found:
    the AV19 is described as a SCART to 6 phono, whereas the AV29 is described as a 6 phono to SCART - both have the important proviso that "this cable is directional" so it matters.

    The AV19 is described as going from a SCART source to a phono display (or processor in your case), so that would appear to be the one you need. The AV29 is made for a display that takes YPbPr into its SCART, which is very rare - mainly Loewe TVs - so its a bit specialist.

    I take it you intend to feed the stereo out of the SCART into the analogue phonos on the VP30.
     
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    The tv-box has seperate outputs for audio, so I'm gonna run the sound from these to my amp.
     
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    If you're running the sound directly to your amp you'll only need the 4 phono cables to carry the RGB+S video, not the 6 (which carry the stereo audio too).

    I assume your amp allows for a fixed lipsync delay to be added?

    One of the VP30's features is lipsync correction (because it is aware of the amount of delay the deinterlacing is introducing into the video stream) so if you feed it the audio as well as the video it will add a corresponding delay (to allow for lipsync) and then you can connect one of the VP30's audio outputs (either optical or coax) to your amp.
     
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    My amp does have a delay function. Regarding the cable, I have not been able to find one with only 4 phono cables - do you know any?
     
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    I use the QED AV19 from SKY to my DVDO, I just leave the two phono leads for audio hanging and don't plug them in.
     
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    I think some of the ones I mentioned earlier have four cables:
    Alternatively you could indeed use the a six cable solution and leave the audio cables disconnected.
     
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    Hi :)
    I purchased my SCART to RGBs cable(s) from Mark Grant on this forum (who makes fantastic cables at a very reasonable price).

    They were to connect my Sky+ and DVD player to DVDO HD+.
     
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    Yes, Mark makes nice stuff (I've bought Mark's component, subwoofer and SDI cables). Recommended - and you get custom lengths.
     
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    What was the price?
     
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    I'm intrigued too, I didn't know that Mark did SCART connectors - but I took a quick look and someone's posted a query about the very same thing in the special offers forum this afternoon!
     
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    I believe it was :
    2 x 2M scart to RGBS £110 + postage&packing to Switzerland
    i.e. £55 per 2m cable.

    I would suggest that you contact Mark for a quote (he is very helpful). The cables themselves will probably last alot longer than the rest of my AVR (very happy customer). :thumbsup:
     
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    Cable is on its way :thumbsup:
     

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