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Is it possible to get Component/RGB signal from Sky Digibox?

Discussion in 'Projectors, Screens & Video Processors' started by Dwayneburke, May 21, 2004.

  1. Dwayneburke

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    Is it possible to get Component/RGB signal from Sky Digibox?

    Are there any devices i can use to run my sky digibox (not SKY+) and run it with decent signal to my projector as the composite is just not doing it

    Do sky+ plus offer any facility for this?
     
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    Sky digiboxes all output RGBs (R, G, B plus sync on composite video). A JS Tech RGB to YUV converter will turn this into component to connect to your projector (some projectors also work with the RGB to VGA box). Some (but not many) of the latest projectors now have a sync connector alongside one of the component inputs so that all you need to do is run a scart to 4 phono cable...

    Sky+ is the same, but also has an s-video output (as do a limited number of Grundig plan Sky digiboxes) which is a quick and easy improvement over composite.
     
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    Liam,

    Which of the new projectors are able to accept RGB this way? Would make connecting Sky+ a whole lot easier.

    cheers

    gareth
     
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    I wouldn't say it's something you should let swing your decision one way or another but from the top of my head Sim2, ProjectionDesign, Mitsubishi HC2000, Sharp Z12000 etc all have sync connections. Sanyo Z2, infocus X1 NEC HT1100, and quite a few others can accept RGBs from their VGA sockets (requiring an appropriately wired scart to VGA adaptor)
     

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