S-Video from Sky box?

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  1. simonthepieman

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    At present I output Composite from my Sony Sky box (the thin sliver one)

    I want to know if this box can output an S-Video signal if so which pins
    from the scart socket.

    Or does it just do composite and RGB??
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    I don't believe any of the SKY digiboxes do s-video via the scart output, SKY+ and a couple of Grundig models have dedicated s-video sockets though.
    All SKY digiboxes can output PAL (Composite) and RGB using the TV scart, the video scart is composite only but does have RGB pass through.
     
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    if you have to have an S-video out eg for a projector then an RGB>S-video Converter from JS technology or other.
     
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    You can get a scart to s-video converter block from techno-trade that allows you to use s-video and scart simultaneously. It is like an extension block that has s-video and phono audio out on the top.

    They're about £5.00 or so, but it's only any use to you if your box outputs the signal. Might be worth a go for a fiver - they'll probably take it back and refund if it doesn't work if you ask them nicely.

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    Thankyou all for the replies so far.
    The js box rgb-s-vid is approx £75
    And the 1 quoted by Coop is £5.00 do they do the same thing?? is there a web site
    for techno-trade?

    If i did purchase a JS box does it preserve the widescreen output from the sky box
    my sky box is of course set to 16:9 or widescreen.
    Yes Hornydragon I do want the s-vid for a projector,using composite as stated
    which is not too good,everyone says s-vid will be much better do you all
    agree.
     
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    Svideo will be much better, yes. Your Sony box does not output Svideo, that I'm pretty sure of. The JS (or similar) converters take an RGB signal and convert it to Svideo. Some also have RGB passthrough which means you can take the Svideo signal out (to the PJ) and still have an RGB scart connection for the TV.

    I believe the £5 one mentioned just has an Svideo socket that is hooked up to the corresponding wire in the Scart lead. This will only work if there is an Svideo signal there. In your case, I don't think there is.

    Hope this makes sense, no coffee yet.
     

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