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How can I tell if my SCART lead is "fully wired"?

Discussion in 'Cables & Switches' started by MLS, Apr 19, 2005.

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    I have just bought a Panasonic DMR-E95 DVD/HDD recorder, and have connected it to my TV in RGB mode. I also want to connect my Sky Digibox to the recorder in RGB mode, but I just get a Black screen.

    I'm using the VCR SCART socket on the Digibox, with Video Out set to RGB, but as soon as I set AV2 Video In on the recorder to RGB the screen goes black - no picture, just sound.

    The cable is a chunky one, not a cheapo, but I'm guessing it isn't fully wired, which is why the RGB signal fails to get through - is there any way to test it? MLS
     
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    Update: I have tested the cable by using it to connect the recorder to the TV, and it works in RGB mode, so the SCART lead isn't the problem. MLS
     
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    2nd Update: I think I've solved the problem... the Digibox only outputs in RGB from the TV SCART, not the VCR SCART - so I have just swapped them over. In other words, I have connected the 'TV SCART' to my DVD/HDD Recorder (using RGB), and connected the 'VCR SCART' to my AV Amp (using a SCART to 3xphono lead). Counter-intuitive, but it seems to work!

    Hope this monologue might be of help to others with the same/similar problems. MLS
     

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