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has sky+ only got 1 rgb o/p?

Discussion in 'Sky Digital TV Forum' started by Halloween Jack, Nov 30, 2004.

  1. Halloween Jack

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    the manual says 1 o/p and 1 i/p. how do i connect my pana e85 and tv up? has it actually got 2? or do i need to split the signal.
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    Yes it has only 1 RGB output - the second scart will input RGB but only output composite. The box does also have an S-video output.

    Can you perhaps daisychain the sky box through the E85 to the TV, though this depends on whether you're only likely to be recording from the Sky+ box in the first place. If you want to record from another input whilst watching sky this won't work.
     
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    thx i'll do that for now. it seems weird though. so the vcr o/p of the sky box goes to the tv and vice versa.

    has anyone got any thoughts how have you all connected it?

    is it possible to split an rgb signal?

    thx
     
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    Plug the E85's RGB output to the TV.
    plug the Sky+ boxes TV scart to the RGB input on the E85
    Make sure the sky+ box is set to RGB.

    It might otherwise just be worth trying connecting the sky+ to the E85 via s-video and L/R audio connectors, to the TV via the TV out scart.
     
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    yep, i tested it earlier and it looks good. i thought rgb in series might cause probs but it's fine. and if i do need to watch sky direct i've still got the composite scart. it's still kinda weird that the sky box only has one rgb o/p and a rgb i/p? oh well.

    thx laura.
     
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    All SKY hardware is made to a budget, when it was designed there was no need for a RGB scart to feed the millions of VCR's and there were no other recording devices that could take RGB anyway.
    The price difference between a composite and rgb scart may be only be peanuts but considering they have made over 8million units that soons becomes a BIG figure:)
     
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    fair enough. :)
     

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