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Freeview with s-video out

Discussion in 'Freeview & YouView' started by stephen19, Dec 8, 2004.

  1. stephen19

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    Hi,

    I have a thomson box which has a scart output. Now because my tv is running out of scart sockets, I would like to connect via my amp, but this accepts s-video or composite only.

    I have tried a scart to phono lead and the composite signal is not as bad as I had feared. I guess we forget that composite was perfectly good enough for lds etc.

    I was wondering if I buy a scart to s-video lead, will it pass s-video? I suspect not, I would think it will only pass what the box outputs. Am I right to think that a scart can only carry either rgb or s-video, but not both at the same time because pins are shared? If so, there won't be a s-video signal there because it is being used for rgb.

    If it is set to output composite, will it also pass s-video? I fear not, as the setup menu does not have an s-video output option. I haven't got the right lead, so i cannot try it and see.

    Is there a freeview box with a proper s-video mini-din socket? Perhaps I should buy a box with progressive out?

    Perhaps I should wait for a freeview box with top-up tv and dvd burner ;)

    Thanks.
     
  2. MartinImber

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    There are a few things here - anyway how about a Pace Twin?

    IT has SVId jack but more importantly - and I bet you never considered this!

    IT CAN PASS RGB :thumbsup: :clap: :thumbsup: :clap:

    In other words

    DVD->Twin->TV!
     

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