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RGB to Scart cable ???

Discussion in 'Satellite TV, Sky TV & FreeSat' started by spinimage, Oct 18, 2002.

  1. spinimage

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    Hi.
    I purchased a RGB to Scart cable to connect my digital sky decorder to tv.
    Digital sky decorder has Scart cable and tv has component input.
    But, there is no signal...??!!??
    Does that mean the cable only send signal from RGB to Scart?
    Does that cable also send signal from Scart to RGB?
    If it cannot. it's only that cable or whole RGB to Scart cable only send signal from RGB to Scart? not Scart to RGB?
    I need your help desparately..
    Thank you.
     
  2. DaveP

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    I'm not sure I fully understand you but... Does your tele have an RGB Scart input socket? If so, buy a quality scart to scart cable and use that. The Sky Digibox does not output component video.

    DaveP
     
  3. spinimage

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    I'm sorry I'm new here.
    And.. sorry for my english.
    Are RGB and Component different?
    Manual says that my tv has Scart input for component, Svideo and composite.
    If I get a Scart to Scart connect, will be I able to send RGB signal from Sky decorder to tv?
    Thank you.
     
  4. Xeonic

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    Yes, what you need is a fully wired SCART to SCART cable, or a RGB to RGB scart cable for video only. RGB is a component form of video signal (three parts R,G,B) but the most common use of the word "component" in AV is not RGB, but YUV which is usually transferred by 3 phono sockets, and is not directly compatible with RGB. But some manuals interchange the terms in a confusing manner.
     
  5. spinimage

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    You said "scart cable for video only"....
    My TV doesn't have any separate audio input....(except the component input with audio)
    I'm not using any seprate receiver for the audio..
    What should I do?.....:(
    or should I use Scart with Svideo?..
    Do they differ considerably in picture quality between RGB and Svideo when using SKY Digital?..
    I'm currently using RF for the sky digital...:rolleyes:
    The technician told me there would be no picture quality difference between RF and RGB...:confused:
    I found that even composite connection improve picture quality from RF connection in my eye?..
    Is my eye not good or what?...:(

    I'm too late for sleep..
    Hope I can get another answer when I wake up.

    Thank you for your helps.:)
     
  6. DaveP

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    Like I said, buy a quality Scart to Scart cable and use that. Make sure it is fully wired. Set your sky box to output RGB and connect to the AV1 scart socket on the tele. Configure the tele to accept RGB on AV1 if neccessary.

    Scart cables carry sound and video signals.

    You can only use s-video if you buy an extra box to convert the RGB to s-video. The sky box won't output s-video.

    If your tele doesn't have a scart socket you can only use composite unless you buy th econverter mentioned above.

    It's best to ignore what Sky "technicians" say!


    DaveP
     
  7. Kevo

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    :eek: :eek:

    Tell the technician he aint no 'technician' and is in the wrong job.

    You should NEVER use RF for Sky Digital.
    Of COURSE RGB is better and the pic quality difference is HUGE!

    What a plank (the 'techie', not you).
     
  8. spinimage

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    I bought a scart to scart cable, today.
    The quality jump is so huge...:) even though connection is through Svideo..(as my TV has no RGB input :( )
    I'm happy with current picture quality.

    When I feed RGB signal from decorder, the TV shows picture but the picture has more noise than Svideo...as its not a proper RGB input.
    But, if the tv doesn't support RGB input, Doesn't there should be no picture signal?..
    Why the picture shows when the specification says it receives Svideo and Component?
    Does this mean my tv is capable of RGB?..

    With proper RGB setup..
    Would be the picture quality diffenrence between RGB and Svideo large?

    Thank you for your helps.
     
  9. shabbyroad

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    are you sure it is a "fully wired" Scart-to-Scart cable ?

    this means that each of the 21 pins on the scart plug are actually wired. many cables are not fully wired (presumably to save money).

    if the scart plug is the type that will allow you to screw open and investigate the wiring then you should look to see if all of the pins are in fact connected.

    in order for rgb-to-rgb to function via a scart lead all of the pins must be connected.
     
  10. Kevo

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    I find it strange that it supports component and no RGB SCART.

    Your TV is probably resorting to COMPOSITE even though you've set the digibox to RGB which (other than RF) is the worse type of video connection and should be avoided
     
  11. spinimage

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    I couldn't find if it's fully wired scart cable.
    I bought it at NZ$210.

    My TV can be found on
    http://www.sony.co.nz/visual/product.asp?ssid=1846665600
    model is EH36.
    Even much cheaper EH32 supports RGB...

    I think I have to stick with Svideo..
    DaveP told me that sky digital doesn't output Svideo..
    and Kevo says my decorder send RGB through composite..(why not Svideo?..)
    Are there few exceptions?..
    My decorder(motorola) has a menu Svideo output option.
    and the picture quality difference with composite is quite noticable.

    One last question..
    Have anyone tried RGB and Svideo comparison with sky digital?..
    I know their picture quality difference are big.. but how differ when using sky digital?

    Thank you.
     
  12. lynx

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    It would appear your set supports component video. :)
    I copied this, spec for EH36
    Product Specification
    Viewable Screen Size 91cm
    TV/Colour System Multi
    Terminals - Scart DVD Component or Video (selectable) input (1 Rear) with video output
    - Scart S-Video or Video (selectable) input (1 Rear) with video output
    - AV in (1 Front)
    - S-Video In (1 Front)
    - Component In (1 Rear) (Progressive Capable)
    Sound Technology Dolby Pro Logic
    V.I.T Yes
    Teletext Yes
    Power Requirements 110-240V, AC 50/60 Hz
    Dimension (WxHxD) mm 972 x 614 x 591
    Weight (kg) 94
     
  13. DaveP

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    spinimage, I have to put my hand up and say I didn't realise you were living in NZ!!!!

    I haven't got a clue what the Sky boxes do over there, I assumed you were in the UK. Perhaps you could update your profile to include NZ?

    DaveP
     
  14. Kevo

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    No, I said your TV was resorting to composite, even though it was an RGB output from the decoder. It would do this if the SCART on the TV is not RGB compatible.
     
  15. spinimage

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    lynx, thank you for posting the details of my tv :)
    DaveP, I assumed there would be more broad options in UK than NZ. Thank you for your advice. I edited my profile.
    Kevo, I understood you already. Sorry for my english.

    Cheers.
     

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