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Question for Dr John Sim

Discussion in 'Plasma TVs' started by snakeeater, May 24, 2004.

  1. snakeeater

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    Hi There,

    I notice you have an xbox also. How do you find the picture quality through the rgb2vga adapter?

    I plan to get one soon but currently I have the xbox running via rgb scart and find the picture quite poor.

    This is strange because sky and DVD through rgb scart look quite nice.

    So will the rgb2vga adapter give me a lovely sharp xbox picture?

    Many thanks :)
     
  2. NeilMcRae

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    Make sure that your scart cable is fully wired. For the best picture with Xbox order a component cable from www.dvdboxoffice.com

    Neil.
     
  3. snakeeater

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    Hi There,

    Im using the Official Microsoft Advanced Scart cable (the one with the little box that has a toslink connection on it)
     
  4. NeilMcRae

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    Should be good then...

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  5. snakeeater

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    Hmmm Ive cured the problem myself after a bit of experimenting.

    I have a Quintro scart switcher and I had the xbox in 'scart 1' with the DVD player and sky in two others. When I hooked up the PS2 to my remaining scart socket today I noticed it had a really sharp picture.

    So I switched the PS2 to 'scart 1' and the xbox to the scart socket the PS2 was plugged into and hey presto xbox picture was MUCH sharper. The PS2 now had a fuzzy picture.

    So, it seems, for some reason, that 'scart 1' has a very poor quality compared to the other 4 sockets even though there is no mention in the manual of this socket not being fully wired etc.

    Can anyone shed any light on this because its baffled me :/
     
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    When i've had an audio problem before I have opened up the case and seen a loose daughterboard (for the audio output I think) above scart one that had come loose in transit - it might be that you have a similar problem and it has affected one or more of the RGB connections to the scart socket on the back panel. If the pins are not all connected then the display will usually revert to composite video.
     
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    Or you may have an early version with only 3 RGB inputs - although back then I think it's sockets were labelled rather than numbered.
     
  8. snakeeater

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    It actually looks like a composite picture actually. Hmmmmmm
     

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