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Progressive Scan Help

Discussion in 'LCD & LED LCD TVs' started by ljhanney, Jun 23, 2005.

  1. ljhanney

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    I really hope somebody could help me out on a couple of queries. Recently bought a Toshiba 37WL56 LCD, and trying to connect it to my existing Denon DHT500SD. Problem is, both equipment are progressive scan compatible yet there is no component input on the LCD TV??? Is there any other way I can achieve progressive scan?

    Secondly, is there any difference between Scart and RGB Scart? Currently I have linked up the DVD via SVHS and SKY+ Via scart... is this the best I am going to get with no component connection???

    Any help would be gratefully appreciated!

    Thanks
     
  2. DanH

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    You might be able to use Component -> VGA cable. This is assuming that your set can take a progressive signal through the VGA input. Im not sure what the current situation is with these sets.

    Read this for more info: http://www.avforums.com/forums/showthread.php?t=220384

    Seems there maybe a problem with 720p and 1080i signals going through VGA via component to VGA cables. 480p works ok by the looks of it, but i see no mention of 576p.
    Simple thing would be to try it and see i guess. Theres a cable near the bottom of this page http://www.beststuff.co.uk/specialist_rgb_leads.htm . £25 though.

    Edit - Theres a cheaper 1.5m cable just below.

    How many RGB enabled inputs are there on the TV? Your best bet is to use RGB scart when and if possible. Its the best quality connection apart from component etc.
    The difference between RGB scart and non RGB scart is variable. I would guess that if your using normal scart from sky, and havent changed the output option on sky box, that it will be passing SVHS via scart. (Or maybe even worse composite) Your best bet is getting a fully wired RGB scart cable if you havent already and hooking up sky with that to an RGB enabled input on your TV. You can then set RGB output in the sky box menu.
    For the DVD player, if your not going down the Component -> VGA route, i would suggest the same. If your TV only has one RGB enabled scart input, then i would invest in a simple 2into1 scart switcher. There not very expensive, and you really want to give the TV the best possible input you can. Component via VGA will be better though, assuming it works.
     
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    Many thanks for that quick repsonse DanH. I totally undertsand where you're coming from.

    Basically, I probably be inclined to connect the DVD via SVHS and the SKY+ via RGB Scart (or vice versa whichever gives the best quality for DVD).

    As far as I am aware, the LCD only has the following inputs (I have actually been down to the local electrical supplier and could not find any other inputs such as Component).

    Composite x 1
    HDMI x 1
    PC Compatible x1 (Is this the VGA Connection?)
    RGB x1
    Scart x2
    SVHS x1

    I really appreciate your help on this!
     
  4. DanH

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    Pc compatible is VGA yes. Sometimes reffered to as PC D-Sub connection aswell.
    If it was me, i would give the £18 component to VGA cable a go and see if it works. If people are getting 480p (NTSC Progressive Scan) to work, then hopefully 576p (Pal Progressive Scan) will work via vga too. I think the TV may have issues with the HighDef resolutions working via VGA, but hopefully standard stuff will be fine. Only one way to find out i guess. This will give you the best possible picture from your DVD player, and will leave your RGB scart input free for Sky+.
     
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    Thanks Dan H...

    I will definately take your advice. The LCD is due to be delivered tomorrow so I will order the Component to VGA cable today and fingers crossed should have it all up and running over the weekend.

    I will put a new thread on the forum after the weekend to feedback on the results.

    Thanks Again!
     
  6. DanH

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    No problem, hope it works out and your pleased with it. Look forward to your results! :)
     
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    ljhanney,

    I have the component to VGA connection running on my 32WL56 and it works brilliantly. It's an RGB signal and dvd picture quality is fantastic. Indeed, material recorded on my Panny hard disc recorder from an ntl source looks better when played back on the coponent to VGA channel!
     
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    hermeneut,

    I have a Toshiba 37WL56 (delivered yesterday) and i am interested in connecting it to a pioneer dvd player with component output (3RCA).
    Where did you get your component to VGA cable from? (in order to see its specs because there is a lot of confusion with Toshiba and component input)
     
  9. ljhanney

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    Hi All...

    Had the LCD 37WL56 delivered today - haven't connected it up as yet. I spoke to Toshiba Tech Support yesterday, and asked the about the compatibility of connecting Component to VGA... They said they'd get back to me.... still waiting for a reply.

    Good thing however, opened up the box and read the instruction booklet and as confirmed - No component input!... But then a photocopied leaflet dropped out showing alternative connections for component DVD etc.

    Basically as DanH very kindly helped me out and reconfirmed by Hermeneut, it shows that the VGA (mini D-sub 15p) connection is compatible and set up for component input... SO I AM CHUFFED!!!!

    Ordered the cable as DanH advised from

    http://www.beststuff.co.uk/specialist_rgb_leads.htm

    £18.99 for 1.5m Cable inc Vat & P&P... Can't be bad???

    Anyway, I am looking forward into setting all this up as and when... Thanks again to everyone who helped me out.

    Take Care and Good Luck!!!
     
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