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S-Video to 2nd TV

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DarrenL

Guest
I'm about to buy a new LCD-TV for the bedroom and want the best picture possible (without having to buy a new box and Sky multiroom).

I heard the RF2 feed is mono only. Is this true?

I was thinking that I could use the S-video output through a 10 meter cable whilst at the same time keep the RF input so I can still use the TV-Link.
Has anyone tried this? Does it sound like a reasonable idea?
 

Nick_UK

Banned
10m S-video cables are available, but s-video doesn't carry audio.
 

Starburst

Distinguished Member
DarrenL said:
I heard the RF2 feed is mono only. Is this true?

I was thinking that I could use the S-video output through a 10 meter cable whilst at the same time keep the RF input so I can still use the TV-Link.
Has anyone tried this? Does it sound like a reasonable idea?




Yes.

As Nick says s-video does not carry audio so how about running a lead from the RCA phonos for stereo as well and the TVlink for remote control?
A bit cable intensive but if you must have stereo:)

A wireless videosender will work as well although not as cheap as running a few cables:)
 
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DarrenL

Guest
Interesting. Thanks for the help guys.

How about a 10m scart? (I presume the the 2nd scart socket on the sky+ is RGB)
 

Nick_UK

Banned
I've never seen a scart cable that long. You'd be far better off with s-video and a stereo sound pair.
 

NonPayingMember

Previously Liam @ Prog AV
Plenty of scart leads available 10m and over, but only composh*te from VCR scart. Best s-video + stereo audio + RF2 for control (is how I install sometimes).
 

chedmaster

Active Member
i have the solution, done it myself.

s-video to scart cable, with two phonos. two phonos out from sky + box, s-video out from sky plus box, in to scart coupler. 10 m flat (or round whatever you want) scart to other room and straight into an s-video compatible scart socket (or same thing as other end if has to be s-video) :)

to summarise

L audio \
R audio --->S-V to SCART>Scart>TV
S-Video /
 

chedmaster

Active Member
and i have to say the S-Video signal produced by Sky+ is phenomenal! even over a 13m run for me, its almost as good as the RGB from normal sky in the same room.
 

MAW

Banned
The one I'd use would be s-video + stereo over cat5 wire. So easy to run, top quality, and the wire is very cheap. The baluns are a bit of a price, but then so is any half decent 10m s-video cable, and that assumes 10m really is enough.
 
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DarrenL

Guest
Interesting!

Have you any advice or url I could follow regarding diy cabling with cat5 and baluns?
 

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