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Discussion in 'AV Receivers & Amplifiers' started by Swordfish, Jun 10, 2004.

  1. Swordfish

    Swordfish
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    I am a newbie as far as Home Cinema goes and would really appreciate some advice regarding the way i have everything set up, to ensure i am getting the best from my equipment and listening and viewing experience.

    TV - Panasonic TX32PD30 (4 Scart, 2 RGB and component)
    Amp - Denon AVR 1804
    Sky - Panasonic Digibox
    DVD Recorder - Panasonic DMR E85 (2 scart and component / prog scan)
    Console - PS2
    Speakers - Mission M30 Cinema
    Interconnects - High Quality IXOS
    Speaker Cables - QED Silver Anniversary


    TV's AV1 scart to Sky TV scart
    Sky VCR scart to DVD-R's decoder scart
    PS2 scart to TV's AV2 scart
    DVD-R's AV1 scart to TV's AV4 scart (do i need this if using component?)
    DVD-R's component to TV's AV4 component. (do i need phono connects?)
    DVD-R's digital out to AMP's digital in 2
    TV L & R phono out to Amp's TV/DBS in L & R
    PS2 digital out to Amp's digital in 3

    My RF cables run through Sky to DVD-R to TV but the picture quality is not as good as when straight to TV, would this be improved by better quality RF cables or is it too big a circuit?

    Thanks in advance for any help :thumbsup:
     
  2. davej

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    I've found the Sky boxes to seriously reduce the terrestrial aerial signal's strength. What I do is feed both the external aerial and the the RF output from the Skybox into my vcr using one of those cheapo aerial combiner things so the Sky box doesn't have the chance to mess it up too much. The picture is obviously still not as good as if the aerial went direct to the TV but it should produce an improvement over your existing setup. For further improvement you could remove the Sky box from the RF circuit altogether and so lose the combiner (as you can watch it via Scart anyway).
     

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