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Picture ratio switching connection for Sony VPL-ES2 lcd projector

Discussion in 'Projectors, Screens & Video Processors' started by twins4384, Apr 23, 2005.

  1. twins4384


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    I’ve just started using a Sony VPL-ES2 lcd projector. This is connected to a Sky+ box using the video signal only from the output SCART socket on the Sky+ to a Phono plug into the video input on the projector. The sound channels are via the optical digital output from the Sky+ unit to my AV amp.

    Using this method I loose the auto switching for picture ratios that I had when feeding a Toshiba tv from the Sky+ box. Is there a way that the Sky+ box can be connected to the Sony ES2 that can give me auto switching between 4:3 and 16:9 ratios? Would using the SVideo connection give me the desired switching? Having to keep using the Menu on the projector to manually change the ratios is quite a pain.

    Any help, much appreciated.
  2. AMc

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    AFAIK the only input that contains a dedicated switching is SCART. If your Sky+ can output RGB SCART (of course it can) and your PJ can accept it then that would work.

    I use RGB SCART to my PJ but it only feeds R+B+G+synch from composite into the component so the switching pin (9?) isn't connected. Thankfully my PJ remote has a aspect mode button like my TV so it's not that big a deal to me.

    There is a flag on a part of the video signal (line 23?) that can trigger switching but support on TVs is limited and I've not heard of it on PJs.

    Certainly s-video will not give you switching if composite doesn't - but it would be a better picture.

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