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S-Video into RGB Scarts ?

Discussion in 'Televisions' started by mwhorley, Nov 30, 2001.

  1. mwhorley

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    I just treated myself to a JVC HRS6855EK S-VHS VCR. I'm connecting the VCR to my Wharfedale 28" widescreen CTV 890 with a 21 pin Scart lead. When I try recording in SVHS and set the video output on the VCR scart socket to S-Video the picture displayed on my TV is in Black & White. If I switch to the second Scart on the TV the picture is still Black & White. Checking the JVC web site FAQ it suggests the scarts sockets on the TV need setting to accept S-video input. Speaking to Wharfedale it seems that both Scarts are fixed to RGB input only (Great !!). They claim however that I can get an S-video input into the side of the TV but I reckon this is only a composite video input.

    So Does anyone know if :-

    a) I can change the Scarts so they will accept s-video in
    b) The input on the side of the CTV 890 will take s-video
    c) There is another solution.

    If not i've got a bloody s-vhs vcr that is only playing in vhs mode.

    Very frustrating !!

    Mike.
     
  2. Kevo

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    It seems odd that you can't configure the SCART on your TV for S-video.

    Anyway, does the TV have a 4 pin mini-din socket on the side or front. You can use this for your S-video connection.
    You will need an S-video lead though.
     
  3. Ian J

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    Is the CTV 890 an old model as it is not on the Wharfedale web site. The nearest is the CTV 850 which claims to have two scart sockets, one of which supports RGB and s-video.

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