Getting Wired?

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  1. nfw

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    Can anyone please give some advice about how to: -

    I've got a Tosh 46" Rear Pro comming in a couple of weeks and I would like some advice on connecting the DVD and Sky DigiBox. I am obviously planning on the Video to the Scart 1 (in and out) Playstation to one of the Scart In sockets and would like to have the DVD and Digibox with nice clean signals.

    What is the best way to do this? (is it Digibox into the spare Scart) and DVD to the component RGB input / optical)?

    Some experienced input (no pun) would be great!!!

    THANKS

    Neil <img src="confused.gif" border="0">
     
  2. Ian J

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    Component Video is not compatible with RGB but is supposed to give the best picture so the DVD should be connected to the component inputs on the TV.

    Only one of the scarts is RGB enabled and the Digibox should go into that one.

    Being considerably older than the majority on this forum I haven't a clue what video outputs come on a playstation but if s-video use that, and if RGB, the best option may be to daisychain with the DVD player.

    On reflection, I don't know if it is easy to daisychain the RGB connection on the DVD player when the component outputs are being used.

    DVD and Digibox connections will be as above and no doubt Double Doom who seems to be the connection expert will happen along and give you the correct answer for the Playstation.

    Regards

    Ian

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  3. Doubledoom

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    Thank you. ;-)

    I don't know much about the PS but i understand that it outputs composite and RGB. You could try plugging the PS into the VCR scart on the digibox to test the quality of the RGB passthrough but this will loose the scart for video recording. Recording could still take place via the RF aerial (the old fashioned way) but the quality will not be as good.

    DVD &gt; TV (component video)<br />Digibox &gt; tv (scart 1 RGB)<br />PS &gt; Digibox (into VCR scart)<br />aerial &gt; digibox &gt; vcr &gt; tv<br />VCR &gt; TV (scart 2 on tv)

    If RGB passthrough doesnt work well with the PS you can either put the digibox or the PS onto scart 3 which is composite and decide which one you are going to compromise the picture quality on for ease of connection. If you choose this option, you could then connect the vcr up to the digibox via scart.

    DVD &gt; TV (component video)<br />Digibox &gt; tv (scart 1 RGB)<br />PS &gt; TV (scart 3 which is composite/s-video)<br />aerial &gt; digibox &gt; vcr &gt; tv<br />Digibox &gt; VCR (scart)

    Or, you could buy a scart switcher box (not switcher not splitter) that supports RGB on all the connections.

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  4. nfw

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    Thank you!

    Any recomendations for a supplier of decent quality cables?

    Neil
     
  5. nfw

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    Oh and has anyone used a Playstation for DVD? It supports Dolby Digital and has an optical connection + Component connections option? If the image / sound quality any good?

    Neil
     
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    I've recntly gone through all this myslef, I connect as follows, but note, I don't have a VCR.

    Fully Wired QED SCART to Scart from RGB out on DVD to VCR Scart on digibox.

    Directional QED RGB scart to scart from digibox to RGB in on TV.

    digibox will pass through RGB when on standy so you can watch a DVD.

    Note that no sound is sent to TV, all componants are seperately connected to my amp.

    I tryed using a PS2 for DVD, don't it's pants! Lip-sink problems, crap user interface, the PS2 is designed to be a budget DVD player. I went and purchased a good SONY DVD player, picture much much better.

    Cheers

    db
     
  7. nfw

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    Thanks db,

    I suspected that the Playstation would be "Pants" and probably soiled pants at that - just trying to cut down on some boxes, plugs, wires etc.

    Neil
     

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