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Discussion in 'Televisions' started by bob mushroom, Jan 31, 2003.

  1. bob mushroom

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    Guys,

    Please take the time to help me as I am learning all about this at the moment!!

    Set-up at the moment Sky + -> TV (Sony KV32FX66) QED RGB/ SCART AV1
    DVD (Sony DAV 300) -> TV - S-Video to S-Video
    Sky+ -> Reciever (DAV 300) Scart -> Scart
    Playstation 2 -> TV Scart lead

    No Video as use sky+

    I kmow that you can get an ixos lead s-video -> scart as an alternative to the s-video -> s-video what is the advantage if anything? Picture quality etc.

    I know that there are "issues" with 100hz and Sony TV and comments on the "right setup" can anyone guide me for the best set-up for watching football through sky to avoid the "blurring etc"
    yet give a good output for films also.

    Thanks in advance
     
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    I think you are confusing a few things here. SCART is a type of connection, S-Video is a method of transferring video over a suitable connection. SCART can carry RGB, S-Video or Composite along with the audio.

    You would need a s-video->scart on TV's such as my Philips 32PW6506 where the only S-Video input is via SCART2.

    So, in your case, absolutely no advantage to be honest.
     
  3. bob mushroom

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    so if i have this right if I have a s-video point in the tv use it and keep scarts free for anything I get in the future?
     
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    It up to you I shoudl think. Do you want somthing pluged into the side of your tv rather than having it plug in at the back?

    It all depends if you dont mind seeing it plugs in at the side
     
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    Bob - I'm doing exactly what you suggest. My Panasonic all-in-one DVD system has no scart output at all, so I'm using S-video out of that. The trouble is that the only Scart input on the KV32FX66 which supports S-video is AV3. Both AV1 and AV2 only support RGB.

    I was using an S-video cable that had a scart connecter on the far end plugged into AV3, but I now need to use AV3 for output from the TV. AV3 is the only scart I can configure the output for, so I have a conflict of interests :(

    I too am now considering having to use the side AV4 S-video socket for DVD connection, but think it might look a bit untidy that way....
     
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    Do scart switching boxes degrade the signal too much to consider using them?

    There are auctions on ebay (do a search on "AV") for a remote switched box, fully wired for RGB etc (4 off) plus two s-video inputs... may be of use?

    Pat
     
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    patwestlake,

    I recently got a SCART switch box, and I don't think the signal degrade noticeably. But then I'm compainrg RGB from my PS2 through the switch against composite from the PS2 direct. The switch I have got is the one from Argos that does not have any SCART leads attached.

    Hope this helps :).

    Regards,

    Dave.
     
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    If i was you i would get and good scart like a Philex thor for your connection from SKY+ to AV1 on the TV. Then get a S-video to Scart cable to go from the Davs system to AV3 on the TV. For the PS2 get a cable like a BLAZE rgb Compatable to go to AV2 on the TV. For the Connection from the SKY+ to the Davs you only need an audio connection, unfortuantly you don't have any digital inputs so you will need some phono interconnects.
    Seeing as you already have a Rgb compatable scart for the sky you will only need 3 new cables (svideo-scart,ps2 rgb,phono leads)
     
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    Cheers Borg "i will be assimilated" I think you have told me what I need to know - may get a QED S-video to Scart lead or is this a bit of an extravagaze?
     
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    depends on how much you can get them for
     

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