Scart Or Component

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  1. dann

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    Hi There, Quick question,

    I am just about to bury cables in walls, I am using a Pan TH-42PE30 & a Sony GXD500 (which is not progressive), which is better RGB Scart or Component without Progressive Scan.

    Also if I use the Componant I will need A seperate Audio feed to the TV, using L/R Phono to Scart, Can I use 3 phono to scart and leave the video out because I can not find any with just 2 phono leads,

    I need to have this connection as well as DD 5.1.

    Is it worth having the extra cable to buy & bury when component is not progressive

    Thanks for your time

    Dan
     
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    Component cables aren't that expensive - why not put both scart and component in the wall. You might upgrade your DVD in the future to one which does have progressive output
     
  3. dann

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    Good point,

    I think I will probably do that, Can you recommend any, I have used Lektropacks before, A few years ago. I was wondering if there was anyone else.

    Cheers Green Bars
     
  4. Filbert

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    dann, some component cables for you to consider... Supra's AV3, QED's Qunex P-CV1...
     
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    Can't help with any recommendations - I don't use component as my TV only has scart connectors.
     
  6. dann

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    Cheers Filbert,

    Will have a search now.

    Thank you both for your help

    Dan :thumbsup:
     
  7. Joe Fernand

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    Hello dann

    Lots of options to consider if you want to future proof your system.

    If your handy with a soldering iron or crimp tool (or have someone local who can help) you can simply run a five core video Multicore that can be re-purposed for SCART RGB or YUV 'Component' (Interlaced or Progressive) by simply changing the ends on the cable.

    As it stands there will be little to choose between the Interlaced YUV and Interlaced RGB out from your DVR - though if its inputting RGB from your SKY+ box and then converting to YUV on its Output its likely to look softer on the YUV Out over its RGB Out.

    Keep in mind too with YUV you loose Auto Aspect Switching.

    If you want to ensure your not going to have to revisit the cable install I'd also advise on an HDMI or DVI Digital video cable at this time - your bound to get an HDMI equipped source soon enough.

    For belts and braces future proofing you could consider:

    1 x Fully wired SCART to SCART*
    1 x 3RCA to 3RCA 75 ohm for YUV 'Component'.
    1 x 2RCA to 2RCA for Stereo Audio
    1 x RCA to RCA for co-axial 5:1
    1 x Toslink Optical for 5:1
    1 x HDMI to HDMI for Digital Video + 5:1 Audio

    *Supra have a dedicated RGB+LR audio on the very nice (though expensive) AV6 cable.

    Lots of brands to choose from - though we mostly use VanDamme 'made to order' cables when its an install as the price/performance is excellent and we can have them made to whatever length you require.

    Best regards

    Joe
     
  8. dann

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    Hi Joe,
    Thanks for the reply,

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    I Have decided to use scart for the Sky+ & componant for dvdr, I am not confident in keeping the quality of the cable with my resoldering, so I will pass the cables though wall plate & use grommit or a brush to hide the bigger holes (idea from another post).

    With regards to your comments on future proofing, This does not worry me at the moment as I have just bought this TV (No HDMI), At least until we move house (about 5 Years), If I decide to do it sooner I wil dig them out again! (Also money is a bit tight so can not afford to spend money on quality cables that I will no use for a while).

    I will also try the component before I bury it in the wall to see if there is any difference between the Scart.

    Thanks for your help.

    Dan :smashin:
     

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