S-VIDEO Connection on Sanyo Z2.

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  1. Scotty12

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    OK, Here goes. Now that I have decided on getting a Z2 for my first projector, I would like to ask for some information on connectivity.

    My DVD Player has only has RGB SCART & NTL Box is also RGB SCART out.

    To connect up to the PJ, I am thinking of :

    DVD : RGB SCART -> S-VIDEO on amp
    NTL Box : RGB SCART -> S-VIDEO on amp
    AMP : S-VIDEO -> S-VIDEO on PJ

    I don't know if this is the best way to connect, I am not a very good connection's guy!!

    Is this a viable way to connect, or is there better?.
     
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    hmmm... im also not an expert, but if you are gonna get the z2, you should treat it to a half decent dvd player.... with at least a dedicated s-video socket, and preferably component video, which i assume your amp could take??

    remember, that you wont be looking at a 21inch crt anymore......

    good luck, im sure whatever you do, you will enjoy your z2!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    well done for taking the plunge!!

    krlock
     
  3. KraGorn

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    I agree with krlock, you'd be far better off investing something like £150 on a decent but cheap DVD player, something like a Sony 730, which can feed component into the Z2 .. or a cheap DVI-equipped one like a Samsung, only trouble with those is that none are distributed in this country AFAIK, you'd need to import.

    Using S-Video on the Z2 would be a real waste .. your alternative would be to get an RGB->Component converter but that'll cost a good part of the price of a 730 or similar.

    Plug the NTL box and the DVD player into the PJ and use the remote to select source.
     
  4. G a f f e r

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    In order of best input to worst it goes something like:
    DVI/HDMI (digital), Component (analogue), RGB Scart (analogue), S-Video (analogue), Composite (analogue).

    If you go to the high street, you can get a JVC scart lead that ends in component YPbPr phonos (as opposed to the scart-----compsite+audio lead). This lead is around £13 from dixons/Currys.

    So I'd suggest:

    DVD: RGB SCART-------Component (not vid+aud) on proj
    NTL BOX: RGB SCART--S-Video on proj

    Amp: shouldn't need to connect this to your projector at all.



    PS yes, you read that right, scart to component not the usual scart to video and audio. I'm pretty sure cos I checked the box twice. (JVC VX-217 scart rgb to 3 phono lead YBR)
     
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    If the DVD player outputs RGB via scart, a cable (such as that from JVC) will not give component out. If the Z2 accepts "scart" RGB via its component connections, then it's basically a different way of getting RBG into the PJ.

    A few DVD players can output component via scart but they are the execption.

    As KraGorn says, you'll need an RGB/component convertor but I too would recommend a new DVD player (component or DVI).

    :smoke:
     
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    DVI enabled Samsung HD935 here
     

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