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Discussion in 'Cables & Switches' started by Mr..Smith, Dec 19, 2004.

  1. Mr..Smith

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    Just being a pest now. Ive just bought a toshiba36inch progressive scan tv with dolby surround and a dvd player but want to get the most out of it. It has scart, optical, coaxial, s video and component connections. Im totally out of my depth can some one please recommend which is the best type of connections for sound and picture quality.

    Alex
     
  2. Mango Bob

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    Connect your DVD player with a component video lead and your choice of digital coaxial or optical lead for sound (most ppl prefer coaxial).

    For sky/freeview just get a decent scart cable and connect that.

    Spend a bit of time browsing and searching on the forums and you'll find all the info you need, good luck and happy film watching :)
     
  3. MarkE19

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    The only way to get a progressive scan picture from DVD to TV is to connect them together via component YUV. No other standard analogue connections will carry a progressive picture. This assumes that your DVD player is also progressive with component outputs.
    There really is very little difference between optical and coax for the sound. Coax is normally prefered on short runs and optical if a long cable is required, but there is very little in it so go with which ever is easier for you.
    As already mentioned you should just use a scart lead for any Sky/Freeview/cable boxes but make sure you set them to output RGB and use a scart socket on the TV that accepts RGB.

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