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Pioneer 435XDE - setting up scarts?

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  1. The Golfather

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    Hi

    I have just bought a Pioneer 435XDE.
    Just need some ideas on how to setup.

    I have the following AV components:

    Pioneer 435XDE Media box and plasma (Scart sockets 1(RGB), 2, 3(RGB))
    Pioneer 545 DVD player (2 scarts)
    Sony 1070DB receiver
    Sky Box.

    I do not have components so will be using scart connections.
    I was thinking of connecting like this:

    Scart from Sky to Scart1 socket of Media box
    Scart from DVD to Scart3 socket of Media box
    Co-ax from DVD to Sony

    However you could also loop the Scarts as well so as not to manually flick through different Video inputs on the Media box:

    Scart from DVD to Sky
    Scart from Sky to Scart3 socket of Media
    - Or the other way round.

    Obviously I want the best possible solution for quality, so which
    setup would you guys recommend? And also, are there other possibilities?

    Thanks in advance
     
  2. Kier

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    Don't loop your DVD scart through the Sky box - it won't retain RGB.

    If you want to chain your components it would be better to connect Sky -> DVD -> Media Input 1.

    However, any amount of chaining will degrade quality to some extent, so I'd go with your original plan of Sky -> Input 1 / DVD -> Input 2 or 3
     
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    Your original plan sounds like the optimum solution.
    Reduce loop throughs to avoid loss in picture/sound quality, as resistance in cabling will be a factor.

    Use good quality cables/connectors - IXOS, Van Der Hul, QED, etc. In fact, I bought a great quality Co-Ax for audio from Maplin, called THOR - actually beat IXOS in WHAT HI tests and is on par with Van Der Hul.

    Best of luck :smashin:
     
  4. Golfather

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    Like the nik mz!
     
  5. Golfather

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    So, which option did you go with as I have the same dilemma now!
     

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