RGB Scart to Component - Confused!

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  1. peterh22

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    Hello,

    I have a 3 year old Ferguson 32" LCD television in the bedroom. It cost me about £2,000 when new so I would like to get a few more years out of it if possible.

    I am looking to get Sky multiroom in the bedroom but the TV will only accept a component input (no RGB scart in) and the basic Sky box only has RGB scart out.

    Can someone please explain to me the difference between an RGB scart to component cable like http://www.tvcables.co.uk/cgi-bin/tvcables/PGV372.html?id=7hpmTwGD and a RGB to component video adapter like http://www.futureshop.co.uk/qed-scart-rgb-to-component-video-adaptor-p-399.html ?

    I hope that the RGB scart to component cable will suffice as its significantly cheaper.

    Many thanks.

    Regards,
    Peter
     
  2. lar77

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    No it won't! This applies to all these types of cable:

    NOTE: This cable is not currently suitable for NTL, Telewest & Freeview Digiboxes as well as Sky and SkyPlus. Please ensure your equipment can output COMPONENT VIDEO SIGNALS (YUV) VIA THE SCART CONNECTION otherwise the cable won't work
     
  4. peterh22

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    I'm not bothered about audio as I have a dennon system in the bedroom that will take a stereo phono feed from the sky box for audio.

    Just to clarify - I need to purchase http://www.futureshop.co.uk/qed-scart-rgb-to-component-video-adaptor-p-399.html as the cable will not work?

    Many thanks.

    Regards,
    Peter
     
  5. lar77

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    :oops:, sorry about that, never even thought about the box out putting YUV ..... I switched my NTL box for another one and it worked with a cable like this
     
  6. Joe Fernand

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    Hello peterh22

    Many types of connector and cables can be used for differing video signal types - a SCART cable/connector can be used to send Composite, S-Video, RGB (with Composite Sync) and YPbPr (Component) video - but only where the Source Outputs the required signal type.

    Where you have an RGB enabled Source and a YPbPr (Component) enabled Display you will require active conversion - the JS Technology RGB2YUV converter is the best option to consider; see http://www.js-technology.com/produc...id=36&osCsid=ab8968d30bd170162fe884ee5b0d4971

    JS Technology explain all better than I can - http://www.js-technology.com/av_guides.php?osCsid=ab8968d30bd170162fe884ee5b0d4971

    Joe
     

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