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Help with HC cabling please

Discussion in 'Cables & Switches' started by wbessada, Dec 30, 2003.

  1. wbessada

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    Hi all, I'm looking for some help in planning my home cinema system and I'm struggling a bit.

    The diagram (here-.http://www.avforums.com/forums/showthread.php?s=&threadid=111682) shows all the kit I have/plan to have but I'm really not sure of the best way to hook it all up. It looks like in theory I can stick with RGB for most of the connections but I'm confused about when conversion from RGB to component is necessary - if at all.

    Apologies for any obvious questions but the more research I do the more confusing it's all become. Any help you can offer is much appreciated.

    My questions are:

    1. Sky box to Receiver: can the Receiver accept RGB (and does that then need sync via composite) - ie use a SCART to RGBc cable? or Should I convert RGB to Component? or convert RGB to S-Video?

    The Yamaha 2400 brochure says it will take YPbPr or YCbCr.

    2. DVD Recorder to Receiver: same again - can the Receiver accept RGB (and does that then need sync via composite) - ie just use a SCART to RGBc cable?

    3. Receiver to Plasma and Projector: The projector will take RGB or YPbPr via an HD15 connector. Will the component output from the amp go straight into the projector using a 3RCA to HD15 cable? What can I use to get the same signal to the Plasma too - I guess I need some form of splitter?

    Thanks in advance,
    William
    ps Mods, feel free to move this if it's in the wrong place.
     
  2. ReTrO

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    You can run component (YUV) from your Xbox if you get the High-Def cable for it. Worth it in my opinion.
     
  3. wbessada

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    Thanks ReTrO - that was my original intention but I thought I'd runthe XBox on s-video as the receiver only has two component inputs and use the two component inputs for DVD and Sky - what do you think?

    Any ideas on my other questions much appreciated.

    Thanks,
    William
     
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    I'd go with that original idea.:smashin:
     
  5. wbessada

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    208 viewings and only one reply... is this in the wrong part of the forum - should it be in General Hardware?
     
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    The Yamaha does not accept RGB signals so you will have to use an RGB to Component for the SKY box and the DVD recorder.

    Answers I can give you.
    1) convert RGB to component (should be no loss of quality)
    2) same
    3) you will need a splitter but I don't know which one would be best.
    Use component input on both plasma and projector if poss.
    The RXV 2400 and 1400 will up convert to S-Video and Component, and will also downconvert S-Video - Composite.
    This might allow you to use more than one monitor out at the same time.
     
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    Many thanks for your help Warpaint!

    That clarifies a lot for me - incidentally can you tell me the difference between YPbPr and YCbCr - are they two forms of composite?

    Also, do you have any experience of these amps - I've seen mixed reviews but am still leaning towards the 2400 for its multi zone functionality.

    Regards,
    William
     
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    I'd appreciate it too if someone could tell us what the difference is between YPbPr and YCbCr?
     
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    bump - any more help on this much appreciated. Especially opinions on whether RGB -> Comp on Sky is worth doing or just go with s-video.

    Mods - > would this post be better off under Amps and Receivers?
     

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