PD30 SVideo Connection...

Anastie

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I have just upgraded my SKy to Sky+. Thinks its great but...

I have the well documented problem with thr RGB connection on my PD30. I.E. Its poor and I use the scart with the digibox set to PAL. The picture is excellent but I wonder If I can do better with the SVideo from the Sky+ box. I have a quality scart TO Svideo and left and right audio leads.

My basic question is Svid in the sky+ box socket with L and R audio leads in the sky+ box with the scart to AV2 on the PD30. Is that right? If so do I need to alter any of the settings in the TV menu or Sky+.

Simple answers please :)
 

Anastie

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Sorry m8 I have limited knowlage of setup. What do you mean try the RGb scart on AV?
 

hornydragon

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connect TV scart of sky+ to an RGB enabled scart on TV EG AV1 and set sky+ to RGB in set-up menu and see what you think. If its looks better than PAL (composite) job done no money spent on cables, otherwise an S-video and 2 phono to scart cable. Have you connected to the pioneer with optical for DD on movie channels???
 

Anastie

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Thanks m8. The digibox is connected up on AV1 from digibox scart but set to PAl rather than RGB as the quality is poor. I had some quality cables left after I sold my svhs video and thought I might try the Svid sky+ connection. But I am not keen on changing tv settings if I can help it.
Yes the Optival is used and love it :)
 

hornydragon

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no need to touch TV settings just use a different scaart socket. Is the PD30 really better in PAL then RGB???
 

Anastie

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The rgb is very very poor. PAL looks great but I think it could be better or I may be looking to much :)
 

GadgetObsessed

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I spent a long time comparing the RGB and S-video output of my Sky+ on my PD30. I simply connected both outhputs to my 36PD30 using decent Ixos cables and switched between the two.

I could see no difference in quality. However I did get halo effects (e.g. with a bright moon against a dark sky you could see distinct colour bands roound the room rather than gradually fading from white to black) via RGB but not on svideo.
 

Anastie

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So Gary what did you choose in the end. As you see mine is still Scart on av1 but with pal on the digibox setting.
 

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