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RGB Scart In/Out AV Receiver

Discussion in 'AV Receivers & Amplifiers' started by TheBigSG, Jan 30, 2005.

  1. TheBigSG

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    I am looking to purchase a relatively inexpensive AV receiver for work. We have Digibox, DVD and although seldom used video. All the components are either Scart RGB or Scart composite. The receiver will be connected to a RGB Scart TV and EPSOM 820 projector (via RGB to VGA JS Technology converter).

    Finally my question is can anyone recommend an AV receiver with 3+ RGB Scart inputs and at least one RGB Scart output.

    Cheers,

    Steve
     
  2. PLASMABABBY

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    Hi TheBigSG,
    The Pioneer VSXC301 could possibly be what you need. It has 4 scarts and one of those is in/out I believe.
    Richer Sounds are selling them for £139.99 at the moment.
    Worth looking into I think.
    Hope this helps.
     
  3. eviljohn2

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    Otherwise the Arcam AVR300 has RGB switching and the older Marantz flagship receivers are about your only option and they're both pretty expensive.
     
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    Thanks for the replies guys.

    Steve
     
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    Any reciever with component inputs can be made to switch RGB with a Scart -> RGB+Composite Sync cable but you'll lose auto-widescreen switching. Search this very forum for results/wiring diagrams etc.

    Mike.
     
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    Are you sure that's the case Flimber, could you provide a link? I know that the Arcam AVR300 provides this facility but didn't think it was general to all receivers with component switching?
     
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    Nice to know you can choose the component for RGB switching.
    But this thread is old. If the Amp only switches (relays), I agree. But todays amps do video up-warding and scaling to the best out. I don't think it will work anymore.

    Greetz,
    Lem
     
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    As has been said, I think you'd just end up with the composite video signal upconverted to RGB. Perhaps someone else has tried this recently?
     
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    Most people don't have amps which do upconversion, it's a relatively new development in affordable recievers so there are plenty of people able to give this RGB-via-Component 'trick' a try.

    Mike.
     
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    If you're looking for opinions on the Pioneer, I've been using it for about two months at the moment and it's more than handy, good picture quality and the Scart switching is useful as long as you have three or less components to switch between.

    One thing I will add, you cannot use three RGB scarts and use coax/optical for all of them. If you want to output in RGB (who wouldn't), then you cannot use a digital audio input for your third component. If you only want compsite out, then that's fine. As you plan on using VHS I imagine it wont be a problem.

    I pourchased mine from Richer Cambs, and they price matched on their website, picked up the black model for £110
     

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