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HELP i am a real newbie so please use english

Discussion in 'Cables & Switches' started by stevejrw, Apr 18, 2005.

  1. stevejrw

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    Hi everyone i need some real help. i have just purchased a
    Relisys RLT1720 17" lcdtv with built in speakers to take away at weekends in my tourer.
    the problem is that i wish to connect my sat box and dvd player,but there is no scart connector on tv,so in english please what is the best connecting method for listening and veiwing. :lease: :lease: :lease: :thumbsup: :)
    see attached file for view of rear connections (i hope).The connections
    available on the :- Pacific dvd900 ( very cheap in case van gets broken into )
    are Audio L&R output jacks,composite video output,s-video output,coaxial
    digital audio output and scart.
    Sat is a Grundig GDS200 :- Phono socket L&R,tv scart,vcr scart,dish input,
    aerial input,rf out 1,rf out 2 and rs-232 9 pin d connector female.
    hope the extra info helps you to help me. Many Thanks Steve.
     

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  2. Mango Bob

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    Steve, welcome to the forums :thumbsup:
    You need to tell us what connections you have available on the sat box and the dvd player, who makes them?

    Your best dvd connection (if you have one on the player) is the component video, this uses the three red/green/blue sockets marked Cr/Cb/Y to carry video and also the red/white sockets marked audio R/L - these five ports are your AV2 input. Obviously you can only use these if your dvd player has matching sockets - it's likely to be your best quality connection.

    Have a look at your sat box, if you're very lucky you may have an s-video connector there but failing that you can probably use a scart to composite video lead (not component as above) and connect the scart on the back of the sat box to the yellow/red/white sockets. Failing that you can use the normal aerial connection.

    Hope this helps!
     
  3. MikeK

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    You have several choices here, and it really depends on a few things.

    Firstly AV1 is a standard composite/S-video input.
    You can connect your SAT box (or DVD player) to this, using this

    http://www.tvcables.co.uk/cgi-bin/tvcables/SC300.html

    Av2 is a component video connection - no SAT boxes have this AFAIK, and not every DVD player does either, though many do. If your DVD player has this type of output, then a component video cable and a stereo audio cable, is what you need.

    http://www.tvcables.co.uk/cgi-bin/tvcables/CP001.html
    http://www.tvcables.co.uk/cgi-bin/tvcables/PH002.html

    If your DVD player doesn't have component video outputs, then you can either get one that does :)) ), or else you'll have to share the AV1 input with the sat box.
    There are various ways of doing this, ranging from SCART switch boxes, to simply pulling the SCART plug out of the sat box and plugging it into the DVD player (and vice versa) depending on which you want to use.
    There are other options too if your DVD player has S-video output, but they'll still involve sharing AV1 with the Sat box!
     
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    Hi everyone i have edited my question to include the info you required.steve
     
  5. MikeK

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    Hmmm

    You can't use AV2 with either of those devices (as neither can output component video) - so you are limited to using both devices on AV1.

    You could of course simply get a DVD with component outputs (you can buy these for £30) - but I'm assuming you want to keep the equipment as is.


    Quite a few ways to do this, but personally I'd get these (or similar)

    Switch Box - http://cpc.farnell.com/jsp/endecaSearch/partDetail.jsp?SKU=AV02038&N=411
    SCART to 3xphono leads - http://cpc.farnell.com/jsp/endecaSearch/partDetail.jsp?SKU=AV06878&N=411 (x2)
    Composite video lead - http://cpc.farnell.com/jsp/endecaSearch/partDetail.jsp?SKU=AV04341&N=411
    Stereo audio lead - http://cpc.farnell.com/jsp/endecaSearch/partDetail.jsp?SKU=AV06868&N=411


    You cable from the SCARTs of each device to the switch box (setting the signal direction switch on each SCART plug to out). Then from the switch box, you cable the video phono lead and audio phono leads to AV1 on the TV!
    Operation is by simply selecting A or B on the switch box.
    You can get SCART switch boxes, but once the SCART plugs are plugged in they can get a bit bulky and unwieldy - I've suggested using a phono type switch box to cut down on space (usually at a premium in a tourer)

    There are alternative methods of doing this including ways to get the video direct to the TV (without the video signal going through the switch box), but the operation of it all then gets a bit more messy - you might get better video quality though (although whether this is particularly noticable on a 17" TV is debatable).
     

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