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PW7 - Connectivity help - RGB or VGA+JS?

Discussion in 'Plasma TVs' started by mh123, Jul 27, 2005.

  1. mh123

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    Hi

    I've decided to take the plunge and get rid of my PW7 media box.

    I need to connect 3 items to my 37" PW7 and need advice/experiences to decide which is the best route to take. Cost is not necessarily an inhibitor but I can't stretch to any external scalers/processors!!

    1. SKY+ box
    2. DVD player with RGB Scart out
    3. HDD recorder with SVideo/composite Scart out (no RGB)

    The easy one is #3 - I'll use SVideo. That leaves one spare slot and the VGA socket available.

    My plan is to connect the DVD player to the SKY+ box with a fully wired Scart. DVD is secondary in our house to Sky.

    My question is what to do with SKY+. Do I

    a) buy a component card and decent Scart-RGB cable

    or

    b) buy a JS Tech box and run it up the VGA port?


    I'd love to hear recommendations and experiences!

    Also if I did go down the JS route for sky, should I use my spare slot to run RGB directly from the DVD player rather than piggyback Sky?

    Last option I guess is to lose the VGA card and add a second RGB card? Is this a) possible; b) recommended?

    Sorry for so many questions but I need to get this right first time 'cos she won't let me furtle with it again for a while..... :rolleyes:

    Thanks.
     
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    What are you doing for audio at the minute? there may be another way :)
     
  3. mh123

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    My DVD is one of those Pioneer models with built-in 5.1 amp and it's actually pretty good, so reluctant to change. Just complicates things, I know! As I say, Sky is main commodity in our house. Sadly. Sky audio is fed to DVD on optical cable. No probs with lip-sync either.
     
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    A quick & rather cheeky bump! Sorry if I broke any forum rule but I need to order up any bits & pieces today as next weekend is the big move! :lease:
     
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    personally I would go the JS route and connect the dvd directly to the panel
     

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