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My Setup - Help Needed Please!!

Discussion in 'Cables & Switches' started by lukew, Aug 27, 2004.

  1. lukew

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    I have a Phillips 23pf9945, Sky+ and a Pioneer DV515s Home cinema thingy.

    What the best way for me to hook all of this up so I get the best from it?

    Thanks in advance
     
  2. philipb

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    Not sure what inputs the Philips has, but if it has them then -

    Sky+ using RGB SCART
    Pioneer using component; if not then SCART RGB
     
  3. lukew

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    Thanks Philipb

    Will that allow me to get surround sound from standard tv and Sky+?? As at present the Pioneer is just connected via a video(yellow) cable and I only get surround from DVDs.

    Also what is the best way to hook Sky+ to the home cinema?

    Phillips has 2 scarts, S-Vid, audio outs etc.
     
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    Assuming the Pioneer has an optical digital audio input, connect that to the optical digital output on the Sky+ box. That will give you surround sound and DD5.1 on movies when broadcast. You will have to mute the sound on the display.

    When you say surround sound from standard TV, I assume you mean the display's own tuner. If you connect the audio out from the Philips to an analogue audio input on the Pioneer you will get surround sound from stereo broadcast - Prologic or whatever the Pioneer provides, sorry I'm not familiar with that model.

    The yellow cable I assume is the video link between the Pioneer and the Philips? If so this is composite and the worse connection you can make. You don't say the Philips has component. Does the Pioneer have a scart output. If so use this - miles better than composite and about as good as component.

    If you could list the connections on the Pioneer and the Philips we can sort out the best cabling for the job.
     
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    Thanks again Philipb

    The pioneer has an optical and a scart and analogue audios so I guess you have answered by question.

    Thanks
     

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