Newbie cable configuration help

Discussion in 'Cables & Switches' started by Cheeky Bob, Jun 7, 2004.

  1. Cheeky Bob

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    Could anyone please help me connect all this up? Mainly the DVD.
    The TV has progressive scan but the DVD doesn't, will it still be beneficial?

    Toshiba 36ZP38 TV

    3 Scart (2 RGB)
    Component Video Output
    Component Video Input
    Digital Optical & Co-axial
    S-Video (Front) want to avoid
    Composite Video

    Daewoo DVG6000D DVD

    1 Scart (Don't think it's RGB)
    Component Video Output
    Digital Optical & Co-axial
    S-Video
    Composite Video

    Toshiba ????? VCR (not too bothered about quality)

    2 Scart
    S-Video (Front) want to avoid
    Composite Video

    Sky Digibox (not +)

    Not sure of connections

    Many thanks in advance
     
  2. Ian J

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    Connect the DVD Player to the TV via the component video connections for the picture and either digital co-axial or optical connection for the sound.

    Connect the Sky box to the TV via a scart cable into one of the RGB enabled sockets. The other scart connection on the Sky box should be made to the VCR and then onwards to a non RGB scart on the TV
     
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    Thank you, just one more thing, what if the dvd scart is RGB? Is this better than component? and would I still need the digital optical/co-ax?
     
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    Not much in it but the component connection is usually a little better plus the fact it frees up a valuable RGB scart socket on the TV

    Component connections are picture only so you will still need to make a digital connection for the sound. Although scart also carries sound you will still need a digital or optical connection even if connecting via RGB scart if you want the full Dolby Digital sound as the scart will only carry a pro logic signal at best.
     
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    Thanks again, got it set up and it looks and sounds great for my first 5.1 system. Hate to think what a really good set up is like!
     

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