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RGB to HS-50

Discussion in 'Projectors, Screens & Video Processors' started by sapkan, Nov 1, 2004.

  1. sapkan

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    Can I carry RGB signal from a sattelite box via Scart to VGA cable to an HS-50. (hs-50 does not have Scart but I think accepts RGB through its VGA)

    help :lease:
     
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    Hi,

    You will need one of JS Tech's RGB-VGA converters. These excellent boxes are available from here:

    www.js-technology.com

    Steve
     
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    Had an email from Matt @ Shootandshow the other day regarding connectivity to the HS-50. He says projectors normally have 1 of 2 ways to accept an RGB signal without using a converter box. Although he's not sure which the HS-50 uses yet, you can either go through the DVI port requiring a Scart to DVI lead or using a Scart to 4 Phono lead, 3 into the component, 1 into the composite.
    Is there a specific reason why you want to connect to the VGA port? Maybe you could save >£100 using a different interface? Just a suggestion...
     
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    Not too sure myself, but the specs are here

    Inputs are a little like this ....

    Video Input
    VIDEO: phono type
    Composite video - 1
    S Video - 1
    Y/Pb/Cb/Pr/Cr
    Component: phono type
    G with Sync/Y
    B/Cb/Pb
    R/Cr/Pr
    HDMI
    Digital RGB/Y/Cb(Pb)Cr(Pr)
    Input A
    HD D-sub 15 Pins
    Analog RGB/Component
    R/CR(PR)
    G
    G with Sync/Y
    B/Cb (Pb)
    SYNC/HD: Composite sync
    bla, bla, bla

    Bit rusty on my signal types though ... is Scart-RGB just RGB with sync on composite (or could you achieve the same with a breakout cable ?)

    Cheers, Carl.
     
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    CArl - Yes scart RGB is composite sync, the manual suggests the HS50 will accept composite sync via VGA so a scart to VGA lead should work (i'm no Sony dealer so don't quote me on that!).

    Simoncha - there is no DVI on the HS50 and it doesn't look as though it will allow RGB sync using component + composite either!!! However going scart to VGA is most likely option (on most projectors) and still doesn't require a converter box.

    Dutch - JS box would work, but projector already does its own RGBs to RGBHV conversion so not necessary.
     
  6. sapkan

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    I found three types of Scart to VGA on www.keene.co.uk. which is the one I need?

    1. SCART - 15 PIN HD MALE RGB (WIRED RGsB) (10.0M)
    2. SCART - 15 PIN HD MALE RGB (Hsync & Vsync) (10.0M)
    3. SYNCBLASTER CABLE SCART TO 15 PIN HD SVGA 10m

    The last is the most expensive and it features some sort of a built in amplifier

    pls hep
     
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    *IF* the specification is correct (and there is not a brilliantly clear explanation in the manual of how Sony intend you to connect RGB scart to the VGA) then it would be the first option - wired RGsB.

    The built-in electronics in the Syncblaster is a cheaper version of the JS Technology box - it does the sync splicing to convert RGsB into RGBHV. This would probably work too but would be uneccessary if the projector was already carrying out this conversion.

    Your Sony dealer should really know how it's gonna work, and if it might even come supplied with a dongle (as the ThemeScene's do) so that all you need to do is get a long scart lead. I suggest you get your supplier to sort it out for you then if the lead is wrong it's their fault for not knowing what they're doing!!!
     
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    From the picture on AVLand's website it would appear to have a Scart.

    http://www.avland.co.uk/sony/vplhs50/vpl-hs50.htm

    Regards
    Keith Hurst
     
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    No unfortunately it doesnt, Keith its a mistake :( . Checkout the pdf that cwick has provided Page 52
     
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    If sony provide a vga-scart dongle its gonna be even better, just a simple scart affair
     
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    :oops: Knew I should have read a little more before jumping in LMAO

    Thanks for the info.

    KH
     
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    RGsB is not the same as RGBcvS (RGB COMPOSITE VIDEO SYNC). That cable says it is suitable for sending RGsB. That may only mean that the RGB wires are connected to phono plugs. Not that the Composite pins of the scart are modified to take the sync over to the green output cable at scart end. I'd be very wary about buying this cable without checking what exactly it does.....

    Gordon
     
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    Thanks Gordon, will hangfire on this. Other option is obviously the JS RGB to Component adapter which will work superbly but sort of hoped I could get away with a cable only option.
    Thanks,
    Paul
     
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    I've been running a Lumagen Vision fed by s-video from Sky+ into an HS20. I got my HS50 and today bypassed the Lumagen and went s-video straight into the HS50 with what I found to be fantastic results. I was very impressed, it may be worth seeing it in action (if you can) before deciding how to feed Sky+ into the HS50.
    Just my oipinion :)
     
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    And its an opinion worth listening to! Thanks Steve, will do.
    Paul
     
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    wouldnt RGB via VGA be a better option?
     
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    I wouldn't know but wouldn't be surprised if it was. Another factor of course is what connections you have available. I feed my PC into the VGA and wouldn't fancy more switching units.
     
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    I have used the upconversion via my amp, and will try the direct link using S-Vhs lead which since getting the Amp with up conversion has been made redundant!

    My sky pics are fantastic but as usual always room for improvement!

    Tone
     

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