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How to connect up a projector?

Discussion in 'Projectors, Screens & Video Processors' started by stevefranks, Sep 8, 2003.

  1. stevefranks

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    Hi,

    I have just bought a projector and am a bit worried about how to connect it up properly. I have it bracket mounted, and a phono lead running from the projector into a cupboard where the rest of my HiFi stuff is.

    I have also bought an AV Reciever, DVD and I have a Sky digibox.

    How do I connect all of these together?

    Thanks,

    Stephen.
     
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    Could you tell us which models of equipment you have bought?

    Then we'll be able to get our teeth stuck into it.
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  3. stevefranks

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    Wow, speedy response!

    I have the following:

    InFocus LP500 Projector
    LG DV5253 DVD Player
    Thomson DPL500
    Pace Digibox (Not sure of model!)

    Thanks,

    Stephen.
     
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    Steve

    Welcome to the forums and the wonderful world of front projectors.

    For ease of use I would suggest you try and route all your audio and video connections through your amplifier using the highest quality connections possible and use the amp as the switching system.

    So for audio, from lowest quality to highest

    L/R phono connectors (red and white connectors)
    Digital optical (small square or round connector with a small glass bead in the centre)
    Digital Coaxial (single high quality phono type connector, usually gold plated)

    and for Video, again from lowest quality (avoid) to highest

    Composite (single yellow phono)
    S-Video (PS2 style connector with 4 pins plus a square bit)
    Component (individual red, green and blue phono connectors)
    DVI (like an elongated VGA connector with more pins and a flat pin at one end)

    You should then run the corresponding leads from the amp through to the projector. Run more than one if necessary (I have S-Video, component and DVI feeding my PJ).

    Then configure your amp so when you switch to a source it feeds the correct source (audio and video) through to the display device.

    You can improve things still further using convertor boxes like the RGB>Componnet convertors. Why? Well, the ideal is to try amd move all your connections to the highest possible quality. For example, if your digibox only has RGB output via SCART then you could feed this to a convertor box and in turn output component (higher quality) to the amp and then on to the projector.

    This is just to get you started and some will only be applicable depending upon the types of output/connections and inputs on your kit.

    If you want to give a more detailed breakdown of what each bit of kit can output and how (connector type) and the input capabilities of your amp I can be more specific for you.

    HTH
     
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    Well that saves me doing any extra work. :D

    Cheers Messiah
     
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    Sorry! I wasnt on the internet to see the reply. I will get back to you after lunch (I will pop home and see exactly what I have connection wise).

    Thanks,

    Stephen.
     

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