HELP !! ,RGB or Y/C ?

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  1. tiberious

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    Problem - I have a Philips IDTV which has 2 Scarts - the first is RGB and must be used for a VCR (I presume because the digital signal is sent as RGB ?), the second is Y/C and can be for a decoder/dvd etc.

    Now, my Vcr has Y/C input/output , or composite, but is not RGB compatible - is there a converter of some sort I can get to convert RGB to y/c and back again , so I can record and playback a better signal than composite ?

    ALL HELP APPRECIATED !!
     
  2. laurel

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    tiberious

    Your can't go straight from RGB to composite, you need to convert to S-Video first, so your gonna need four convertors.

    See the attached diagram.

    Cheers

    Laurel

    PS :eek: :confused:
     

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  3. laurel

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    Alternatively, you could just swap the leads into the back of the set. VCR does not need RGB, DVD does.

    But you knew that didn't you??? :D :D :D

    Laurel
     
  4. tiberious

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    Hi Laurel,

    Unfortunately , I can`t swap the connections - if I want to tape a digital channel , the ONLY output is via SCART 1 (the rgb scart) -
    only the analogue channels are available on SCART 2.

    What I want to do is convert RGB to Y/C (s-video) - the vcr is a JVC DVHS model - so the idea of having to tape and replay composite signals doesn`t appeal !!.

    I have another set hooked up to a set top box ( terrestrial - Pace)which is no problem, as the box outputs an s-video signal straight into the vcr. I suppose I could get another set top box and not use the internal decoder in the TV - but there must be a better way !
     
  5. laurel

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    Sorry tiberious

    I was joking with the diagram! :D

    I thought you were playing the fool for a minute. I didn't realise you had a DVHS recorder!

    I now see what you are trying to do.

    You can get an RGB to S-Video convertor to sit between the TV and VCR which should do the trick. Try http://www.lektropacks.co.uk/

    Cheers

    Laurel
     
  6. tiberious

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    EXCELLENT - THANKS A LOT LAURAL !!
     
  7. laurel

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    There you go mate:

    http://www.lektropacks.co.uk/acatalog/rgb-s.html

    Just what you want (I think :) )

    50 smackers.

    Not bad. Twin outputs and time base corrector thrown in (will defeat Macrovision).

    Cheers

    Laurel

    PS. No I don't work for them - before anybody asks. :D
     
  8. bob007

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    Popped in to lektropacks this morning for my Microwave Connecting Cable, couldn't see you, were you on a coffee break.

    best wishes bob........:D
     
  9. laurel

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    bob

    I'm sorry - who are you? I do not know you.

    You must be mistaking me for another Laurel.

    :D

    PS. Did you opt for the gold plated microwave cable in the end? It will definitely give a better sound.
     
  10. bob007

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    laurel,

    Not the gold plated one, we have silver door handles and it wouldn't have matched, got the 99p version, he said it would do the same job, if not better.......;)
     

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