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Help in Setting up Venturer Home cinema System/DVD

Discussion in 'Blu-ray & DVD Players & Recorders' started by Moody Blue, Dec 26, 2002.

  1. Moody Blue

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    DVD connection Nightmare...Can Anyone Help?

    I am trying to connect it to my TV/satellite system.

    @Ideally - I want to be able to have surround sound on the TV as well as on the DVD.

    And ....I am gonna cry in a minute!!

    I have purchased 2 types of SCART leads as I was unsure which ones I needed.

    One type - scart end on both ends

    The other - scart one end - 3 plugs or jacks (red yellow and white) on the other.

    My TV only has 2 scart sockets.

    My satellite system has 2 scarts and 2 plugs/jacks - one red one white.

    I have at various stages today - had DVD picture no sound - DVD with surround sound...

    TV with Surround sound - but unable to get the DVD picture.

    TV picture - sound

    TV no picture - but sound

    DVD - no picture but sound

    TV no sound but DVD sound...

    At various points I have had it connected via and video and not via a video....

    Can anyone out there provide me with totally idiot proof assistance?

    Please ?

    by the way - am not at all tecchie! So if you can help can you treat me as a 5 year old and avoid any complicated jargon!

    I can just about cope with plugs and jacks and scarts! once you start talking about Rf, AV's and god knows what you will have lost me!


    I think I posted this in the wrong forum initially - so you may have seen this post twice....apologies in advance!
  2. Dangerous


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    Hello Moody
    Seems like you may have a bit of a headache trying to connect this kit together. I will try to help but I need to know which components you are trying to connect and why. Can you tell me what type of input and output connections are available of each piece of kit that you want to connect, such as line out or line in, on the TV, how many scart connections etc. Are you trying to use the home cinema system to supply the sound and picture to the TV only?

  3. bowenjones

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    All you need to do is connect a scart lead from your
    dvd players output scart socket to one of your tv's
    scart sockets to produce a dvd picture on your tv.
    Then connect a scart lead from your satelite receivers output scart socket to the other scart socket on your tv to produce
    a satelite picture.
    Your home cinema system will give you surround sound
    on dvd just by selecting the appropriate mode on your system
    i.e. dolby digital 5.1 or dts (if it has got dts). Remember to turn
    off the sound on your tv when listening to your home cinemas
    Now, to get surround sound from your tv.
    If you haven't got output phono sockets on your tv (thats the red and white sockets) you have to use the ones on the satelite
    receiver. Just connect a set of phono leads between the red
    and white sockets on your satelite receiver and the red and white input sockets on your home cinema system. This will
    give you surround sound on a lot of satelite broadcasts as
    long as you select the appropriate mode on your system
    i.e. dolby pro logic / dolby surround. Also remember to turn
    your tv's sound off as above.
    You can't get dolby digital or dts on satelite broadcasts unless
    you've got Sky plus, which is different to normal Sky as it has a
    hard disc which you can record programmes onto, so dolby pro
    logic is the best you'll get from satelite broadcasts - which should
    still sound great but not as good as the sound you'll get from
    dvd's by a long way.
    Hope this helps.
  4. Moody Blue

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    Thanks for the advice!

    I wasn't ignoring you - but as I was getting a new Telly thought I would wait!

    And my telly arrived today - so I am now going to get it sorted!

    So far so good.....just need the picture from the DVD now.

    I just wanted to thank you - I will come back and let you know how I get on....:D

    BTW - Dangerous....I am being awkward! I want sound from TV Video and DVD.....
  5. Moody Blue

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    :clap: :clap: Thanks folks... We have success

    Thanks a million!

    Moody:D :D

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