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LCD TV & SKY TV

Discussion in 'LCD & LED LCD TVs' started by west_brom_baggi, Sep 26, 2005.

  1. west_brom_baggi

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    Can anyone please help.

    I brought a Samsung 910MP lcd tv yesterday and after returning home i took the ariel out of my existing TV and plugged it into the LCD. As it is Plug and Play it automatically found all the channels. But when it came to Sky the channel was so 'Fuzzy' i could hardly see the picture. I tried fine tuning but this had no effect. Any Idea's? :suicide:

    I am going to use this as a second TV and use an infrared remote to connect with Sky.

    Cheers
     
  2. jimg

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    Are you using Freeview, SKY or what?
     
  3. west_brom_baggi

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    i am using Sky +
     
  4. jimg

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    You should have SKY connected via a decent Scart lead and RGB enabled on the SKY box. I presume by aerial you mean you watch terrestial channels as well?
     
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    I connected the aerial from the back of my TV, as when i move the tv into a different room i will not be able to connect it by scart to the Sky box, which it currently is.

    If i run a coax cable from my sky box downstairs and then connect this to the LCD TV upstairs will this make a difference? or will i only get a good picture if the LCD is connected to Sky by Scart?

    Sorry for being a pain but as you can tell i know nothing about this !!!
     
  6. Gary_W

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    You can only get composite video down an aerial lead, and this is the worst possible quality going.

    Through the scart, you can do RGB which is much, much better. Provided you tell the skybox to output RGB of course. Otherwise it will look just as bad as the aerial...

    Gary
     
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    I think West Brom Baggie is looking to use the LCD in a 2nd room via the Sky+ box 2nd RF outlet (which if power to this is turned on can be used to control the Sky box in another room via a Eye-link thingy).

    If this is the case then as far as I am aware, you can only use coaxial cable to link a second TV (or more if you use a booster). I have a Sony LCD TV on order to do just this myself (have used a 14"CRT in the past) so surely it should work fine, albeit with poorer picture quality?

    All I could suggest is that the connection between the cable and the connetor is a bit loose. Have had this in the past and had to remove the socket bit and re-connect to get a good picture.

    Best of luck.
     

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