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Lack of RGB inputs.why???

Discussion in 'TVs' started by Rock Da Bass, May 6, 2002.

  1. Rock Da Bass

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    Hi there,

    Dumb question time: Most people want to hook up their AV equipment (from DVDs to videogames) to their telly using RGB. However, almost every TV seems to come with just one RGB enabled Scart socket. I assume there is a reason for this but I don't know what it is. Can anyone explain?

    Thanks,

    RDB :confused:
     
  2. Squirrel God

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    Additional RGB-enabled Scarts would push up the cost. I'm afraid it's as simple as that.

    But manufacturing costs are falling, so for newer TVs, 2 RGB-enabled Scarts is becoming more common.
     
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    Just a question...what if you really need to connect 2 RGB inputs to a telly having only one input? Any ways to go around it?
    Thanks
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  4. Der_Pobman

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    Fully wired scart switching box (maplin, argos etc) will work if you need several RGBs into one scart. Or things like Digibox's and some DVD players will pass RGB through too. I always found it annoying on my old LG which only had one RGB scart, needed to plug the Dreamcast, Digibox, Euro DVB and DVD in... thankfully got rid of that TV now.

    Still it was free... so cant complain.

    Regards

    Der Pobman
     
  5. Kevo

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    My TV has 1 X RGB and SCART and 2 x S-Video SCARTs.

    Why would I need 2 x S-Video SCARTS?

    Surely it makes sense to have done it the other way round...

    2 x RGB and 1 x S-Video.
     
  6. Ian J

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    Therein lies the rub as most people do not have AV gear to connect up to their TV.

    Most people have a VCR connected up to their TV and whilst the sales of DVD players are growing, most people are happy connecting this up by s-video or composite.

    AV enthusiasts are in a very small minority and whilst that minority seems to be growing it is probably in the DAV sector which doesn't have RGB output anyway
     

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