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Discussion in 'Cables & Switches' started by coneypark, Mar 19, 2005.

  1. coneypark

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    Hi All,

    Was just looking for some advice from you guys.


    I have just taken delivery of a Dell 2405FPW LCD moitor and am wanting to hook my Telewest cable box upto it. The cable box is a Pace and only seems to have a SCART socket on the back.

    The Dell monitor can take a range of inputs ( here is the link Dell )

    My question is what is the best way to link these two together?
     
  2. Nick_UK

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    That link doesn't work for me :thumbsdow
     
  3. MarkE19

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    Is your cable digital? If so then its best output is RGBs.
    The problem from what I can see of the Dell is that it does not accept RGBs :(

    OK, so what are your options?
    Well it will also accept S-Video, but the Pace box does not output that either.
    It will accept composite video, but that is the worst option for quality.

    So, now for some good(ish) news. You can buy a box that will convert your RGBs NTL output to Component that the Dell does accept :smashin: . The not so good news is that it will cost you £145 :eek: , but the conversion is lossless.
    The converter can be bought from Here.

    Mark.
     
  4. coneypark

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    Thanks for the help.

    Thought I would need to get some kind of converter but wasnt sure - all look into that convert you mentioned and see if it worth doing.

    Not sure why that link isn't working for you Nick_Uk - works fine for me.

    Thanks again for the help
    John
     
  5. Sicton

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    I'm pretty sure you don't need a converter - the 2405FPW supports COMPONENT video, so you can connect it via that instead of composite.
     
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    Yes, the Dell LCD does accept YUV Component, but NTL cable STB's don't have a YUV Component output, only RGBs or composite. Therefore you do need a RGBs to YUV converter to connect NTL to the Dell, unless you go via composite which is not a good idea :nono:

    Mark.
     

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