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GDS300 + Processor Woes

Discussion in 'Satellite TV, Sky TV & FreeSat' started by Sarah_UK, Sep 8, 2003.

  1. Sarah_UK

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    Hi Guys.
    Please can someone help me with a very basic question
    that shows I am a newbie. :D

    I need to connect a Video source from my Grundig GDS3000
    Digibox to my surround processor Pioneer VSX-C100. (Which
    doesn't have any Scart inputs).

    Here is my guesswork of 2 options I have, can you PLEASE
    tell me which is correct, or better?

    OPTION 1:

    Digibox (S-VIDEO OUT) -> Processor (Composite Video in??)
    I was told this doesn't exist, I just wondered what the S-VIDEO
    socket was for! (N:B My Processor doesn't have S-VIDEO IN).
    Maybe it's meant to use some sort of splitter box?


    OPTION 2:

    Digibox (VHS SCART OUT) -> Processor (Composite Video in).


    I Imagine Option 2 is correct. If so, can I use the 2 phone
    leads that come with the SQUART AV14 cable and plug them
    into the processor to get sound? OR....do I have to use a
    seperate phono cable and go: Digibox phone out --> Processor
    phono in. (E.g not use the 2 leads packaged with the SQUART.

    As you can guess I have no idea whatsoever.

    Many thanks for any information.

    Thankyou

    Sarah.

    Here are some pics of the products:


    SQUART AV14

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    PIONEER VSX-C100
    [​IMG]
     
  2. Starburst

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    My first question would be why you need to route video through the amp which obviously isn't in any serious way meant to be used as a video switching device.

    However ignoring that question then the second option is probably the cheap and easy way to get video from the digibox via it's scart socket and converted to phonos carrying video and audio.
    I wouldn't have thought there would be any realworld difference in using the seperate phono audio output from the digibox and just the video via the Squart AV14 cable.
     
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    IF PQ is important, and if it's not, it should be!. Just connect your digibox to the TV (AV1) using scart to scart and configure for RGB. Use the two phono audio outputs to connect to your processor.

    If your TV doesn;t support RGB it should support S-Video so use that connection instead, you'll need a scart to av adaptor kit, available from Argos.

    Dave
     

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