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hitachi 42pma400e and sky digital????

Discussion in 'Plasma TVs' started by dougall, Aug 14, 2003.

  1. dougall

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    This sounds like a really daft question but I have just bought a Hitachi 42pma400e and have connected the dvd player via s-video but can't connect my sky digital or my video player. I have bought one of those leads that has a scart on one end and composite on the other just to get me going. The composite end has 6 leads coming off it but i have only used the "video in" lead and put that straight into the plasma...but the screen stays black...i have also tried the video like this and still nothing...is there a setting to adjust?...can anyone help me as I am pretty inexperienced in all this.

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  2. Dutch

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    Hi Harry,

    Unfortunately it is a design fault of the Hitachi (and also Panasonics) that you can't connect composite video (yellow connector) with an S-video connection at the same time. You may have to get an RGB Scart to component video converter available from www.js-technology.com for your Sky Digital. This would give you a much better picture quality than from composite video. Hope this helps.

    Steve
     
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    Steve

    Thanks for the advice. I just unplugged the s-video lead from the dvd player and it worked !!!!:laugh: Much appreciated. I went on to www.js-technology.com and will probably have to get one of them convertors....if i put the sky through the convertor can i put the dvd player through the sky so it uses the component aswell instead of s-video as i assume it is better?

    Thanks again for the advice
     
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    Hi Harry,

    Assuming your DVD player has RGB loop through, yes you could run the digibox through the player. Yes, RGB is better than S-video.

    Steve
     
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    Excellent

    Will take the advice on board.
     

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