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Netgem freeview scart question

Discussion in 'Freeview & YouView' started by bis96gw, Aug 6, 2003.

  1. bis96gw

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    Thinking about buying a netgem, question I need answering is, can the 2nd scart socket be used as a pass through? i.e. I want to be able to plug in my rgb xbox scart into the netgem and then from the netgem into the rgb scart on my tv. Is this possible? I've ran out of scart sockets on the tv and dont want to resort to a scart switcher ideally....
     
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    I'm thinking about buying a netgem also. I know the 2nd scart does not support RBG so I guess it won't pass though. I could be wrong though. Don't mean to hijack your thread but I would also like to know how you can tell if the i-player has the hardware upgrade ( I believe the processor is now 300Mhz)
     
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    Sounds like a good question....

    I just tried to order one from 247 Electricals and was told that it is now discontinued :confused: Anyone know where we can get one with the hardware upgrade?
     
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    I got one direct from Netgem

    http://www.netgem.com/main/howtobuy.xml

    Phone their 0800 number. I was the most recent model and comes with free keyboard. It cost £129.99 + £5 p+p. Took about two days to arrive.

    I cannot answer the question about the scart though as I have not connected the second scart to anything on mine yet.
     
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    Scart does not passthrough RGB - it is composite only for output to VCR.
     
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    Arse... whats my best option then? Connect the Netgem to my Sony DAVS-888 using a composite input and watch via that or get a scart switcher? Could of course just swap cables over when using the xbox, but that sounds like too much hard work :D
     
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    Sorry to disagree with Philipb, but the Netgem DOES support RGB passthrough.

    The Netgem will only *output* composite on the second scart, but it will receive an RGB *input* on the second scart, and pass it through to the first scart.

    However, the Nokia 221T does not support RGB passthrough.

    I've owned them both - been there and bought the t-shirt!!

    Chris
     
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    Sweeet, ta very much Chris, think I will be giving Netgem a ring today and ordering one :D
     
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    Sorry - my mistake.
     
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    I got one last week from 24-7 electrical and it's the old model. Not that bothered as it's for digital TV rather than internet.
    Nice to use box and much faster than my Grundig, so the new processor one should be even better. Also Netgem say in the manual about the second scart allowing RGB pass through.
     
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    I can confirm it does RGB passthrough as well.

    The only problem is that on a optical audio feed from the i-player, when you switch off the device being passed through and go back to TV, the sound is out of synch with the picture.

    To rectify this, change the channels (quickly) and it eventually sorts itself out.
     
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    I can't (and won't!) check the RGB, as I've just sorted all my cabling out and I'm not going to look behind there for a long time :mad: :D. However, it does seem that the 'AUX' SCART socket does pass through the signal required.

    I see it's late, but regarding the hardware version, I've just bought an i-Player direct from Netgem and can say that it is indeed the latest edition of the box - and was confirmed as such during the very pleasant phone call.

    Incidentally, I ordered last thing on Friday (Bank Holiday Weekend) and the package arrived early on Wednesday (delivered by Amtrak). Not bad, eh? :smashin: It may prove to be a worthless answer but after asking, I was told that there are no hardware revisions/new boxes on the horizon (just in case anyone's read the <cough> rumours :boring: ;) ).

    Oh, and the i-Player is currentlysold with the wireless keyboard. The total cost (£129.99 for the i-Player, including the 'free' keyboard) was about £135 with delivery. :clap:
     
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    BTW 221t does RGB pass thro' for me, it's doing it now!
     

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