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Old Pioneer 5.1 DVD system


Standard Member
Hi all,

Have a problem with connecitons i think!

Use a old 5.1 Pioneer DVD system for sound for my sky box (connected via optical cable). My PS3 stopped playing discs sunday (busted lens i think) so, collecting the non-blu-ray versions of the films i wanted to watch this evening, thought i'd connect up the pioneer player to my samsung lcd tv. I thought that if i link the RF output via co-ax to the RF input to the TV and do a analogue channel search i'd find the picture........................no joy??

Can anyone help?




Distinguished Member

Never seen that one before, but there is always a first.
Most DVD players have at least one of the following in order of quality.

Component (3x phono sockets Red, Green & Blue)
Scart switched to RGB out, needs TV with a RGB scart socket.
Scart which is composite out (or the yellow plug), also known as the worse connection known to man but extremely common.


Well-known Member
As above. You don't say actually how old your Pioneer system is, but it is bound to have one of the aforementioned connections for picture. If you utilise a component connection (which only carries pictures) you will need an extra pair of RCA connectors between your Pioneer and TV for sound.


Well-known Member
It probably has rf out if it is a dvd recorder, but this is not used for viewing pictures it's only used for passing the analogue / freeview signal through. Depending on what you have available you should be using HDMI or scart.

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