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Quick connection question!!!

Discussion in 'Cables & Switches' started by jmcr100, Sep 22, 2004.

  1. jmcr100

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    Does daisychaining equipment affect overall picture quality?? (I mean by this, the more you connect the worse it gets or doesn't it affect it)

    I have a Thomson LCD tv with 1 RGB scart input. I have a Philips DVD recorder connected upto a Digibox (Dutch version of Sky+) and the box connected to the RGB scart input on the tv BUT I have my DVD player connected via scart to the DVD recorder that goes then via the Digibox to the tv.

    Does this degrade the picture and am I better off using the S-Video input on the tv thus losing the RGB input or is my current connection good enough???

    Thanks in advance!!!
     
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    same for me with my 42" plasma, no problems at all
    perfect picture quality. No reason it should give a worse picture

    (you might want to snip pin 20 from the SCART plugged into the TV tho)
     
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    May I ask why?????
     
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    SCARTs have all the wires packed tightly together, often without screening.
    Not a problem if all the video feeds going through the cable are roughly the same.
    (RGB and composite) but Tv sets tend to send whatever was last selected on their tuner, back down pin 20 to whatever is on the other end. The signal travelling back down pin 20 will interfere with the incoming signals, giving a ghosting effect on the picture. So cut pin 20 off the Tv end of the SCART, and all the interference goes away, making your 99p fully connected SCART look as good as a very expensive shielded SCART.
     

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