How should i connect this lot up??????

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  1. priesh

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    Hi - I have just bought the following items:

    Sony KV36FS70 T.V.
    Yamaha RXV620RDS A/V Receiver
    KEF KHT 2005 speaker package (well, i will have in a few days)


    I also have:

    Pioneer DV626 DVD player
    Sony SLV-SE80 Video player
    Sky Digibox (once again, i will have this in a week or so)

    What i want to know is how should i connect these things up and what makes of cable should i use(not too expensive please).

    I think i should connect the dvd player to the tele RGB Scart, the didgibox to the VCR and the VCR to the S-Video Scart, and all the audio connections should goto the Yamaha, which the speakers would be connected to. - is this the best way to connect them?

    Any help would be great - especially good cable makes and where to get them.

    Thanks

    Priesh
     
  2. Kevo

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    Don't know about which makes of cables and where to get them from but make sure the SCART leads are fully 21-pin wired and individually screened. You should be looking at around £10-15 per lead. Forget about gold-plated pins, they don't offer any advantages.

    First of all you should concentrate on getting your DVD and Digibox both using RGB and NOT composite, S-vieo as a second choice.

    I assume your TV only has one RGB SCART (they normally do).

    Does your DVD player have a second SCART input that is RGB compatibe?
    If so then you are in luck. You can loop your STB through this and connect your DVD to your RGB SCART on your TV.

    If not then you have two choices.

    Buy an RGB SCART switch box (recommended and is what I use).
    Simply connect your DVD and STB to this and then to your TV.

    Or

    First of all does your STB have an S-video out option?
    If not then...
    Connect your STB to your VCR and from the VCR to your RGB SCART on your TV.
    Connect your DVD player via S-Video SCART to your TV.

    If your STB SCART does have an S-Video option then it's up to you to decide which to sacrifce to S-Video, DVD or STB above.
    I would stick with DVD on RGB as this is the superior of the two in terms of pic quality.

    As regards audio, again you have not supplied enough info. Is it a Dolby Digital amp or Pro Logic and is the STB Sky Digital Plus?

    Simply use phono cables from the VCR and STB to your amp.
     
  3. Doubledoom

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    Various ways to connect depending on what you think is acceptable.

    option 1 - RGB for both DVD and digibox but need to record via the RF.
    Audio carried from TV to Amp and DVD to amp (TV passes audio from vcr and
    digibox)

    DVD > Digibox VCR scart ( use scart lead, set DVD to output RGB)
    Digibox > TV (use scart lead into RGB scart socket)
    Video > TV (scart lead into composite scart socket - Don't use an expensive cable, it would be wasted)
    Aerial > digibox > vcr > TV

    DVD > Amp (using digital co-ax or optical -identical quality, depends on your available connections)
    TV > Amp (using 2x phono connection)

    -----------------------------------------

    Option 2 - RGB for digibox and s-video for DVD. Allows recording via the scart. Audio the same as above

    DVD > TV (scart into s-video scart)
    Digibox > TV (scart into RGB scart)
    Digibox > VCR (composite scart - Don't use expensive cable for this one)
    Aerial > digibox > vcr > TV

    DVD > Amp (using digital co-ax or optical -identical quality, depends on your available connections)
    TV > Amp (using 2x phono connection)
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    Option 3 - TV doesn't pass audio or doesn't pass it with decent quality. Will require manual switching between sources. Use video connections as option 1 or 2.

    DVD > Amp (using digital co-ax or optical -identical quality, depends on
    your available connections)
    TV > Amp (using 2x phono connection)
    VCR > Amp (using 2x phono connection)
    Digibox > Amp (using 2x phono connection)
     
  4. priesh

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    Thanks for the help guys, i think i know how i'm gonna connect the lot up now

    Cheers

    Priesh
     

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