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Humax Freesat HD - Scart in Component out

Stumpywhu

Active Member
Hi,
I've recently bought a Humax Freesat HD box.
Due to limited inputs on the TV, I have to loop the Freeview box I already have through it.

The only way to connect, is Scart from Freeview box into Humax, component out of Humax to TV.
SHOULD this work? (as it doesn't at the moment!).

Thanks.
 

davemurgatroyd2

Distinguished Member
Why would you expect a satellite receiver to have a relatively expensive RGB to component video converter built into it?

Your only solution is a scart input switching unit into the TV.
 

Stumpywhu

Active Member
I wouldn't have a clue just how 'relatively expensive' an 'RGB to component video converter' is, so I wouldn't 'expect' anything.

Same way I don't know how expensive a scart in to phono out was, so wouldn't automatically 'expect' that either.

Thanks for the reply.
 
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StevieBuck

Well-known Member
The scart connections on the Humax Freesat box are marked 'TV' and 'VCR' - i.e one for outputting video to your TV, the other to a separate recorder. Since they are both outputs, you can't use them to input video and hence loop a video signal through.

Would be helpful if you posted the model of TV you're using as well as all the equipment you have to connect, so we could recommend a way to conenct it all up.
 

logiciel

Moderator

son_t

Active Member
The scart connections on the Humax Freesat box are marked 'TV' and 'VCR' - i.e one for outputting video to your TV, the other to a separate recorder. Since they are both outputs, you can't use them to input video and hence loop a video signal through.

The FOXSAT-HD does have a SCART loop though. The source button at the top of the remote should switch the source...
 

Stumpywhu

Active Member
The FOXSAT-HD does have a SCART loop though. The source button at the top of the remote should switch the source...

Thanks, but I guess the question's been answered in that although it'll loop through, it will only output through scart, not 'convert' to component.
 

Stumpywhu

Active Member
Would be helpful if you posted the model of TV you're using as well as all the equipment you have to connect, so we could recommend a way to conenct it all up.

Panasonic PW7 Plasma.
3 boards can be fitted, I have 1 Scart and 3 component.

I have a Feed from my Downstairs SKYHD run to 1 component.
I need to add a Blu Ray player (component), Freeview (Scart only) and Humax Freesat HD (component).

Only solution I could find was to use 3 component boards, looping the Freeview scart through the Humax Freesat HD.

It does have an additional VGA, but as far as I know, it doesn't take audio.
 

son_t

Active Member
Thanks, but I guess the question's been answered in that although it'll loop through, it will only output through scart, not 'convert' to component.

You can buy a DVD/Blu-ray* recorder which will do this for you... (but it would be more cost effective to buy a switch box...)

*The Panny Freesat recorder should be able to do this...
 
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