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scart to 4-pin S-VHS ??

Discussion in 'Cables & Switches' started by moonmelon1, Jan 26, 2004.

  1. moonmelon1

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    i want to watch tv through my dlp projector, i boutght a through adaptor to run S-VHS lead to the projector but only get monochrome signal to the projector, i was told not all tv's or projectors would be compatable with the adaptor , what pins do i need to connect to make a patch lead from scart (output) to s-vhs(input) ??

    any suggestions??
     
  2. ReTrO

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    Are you running from the back of a TV?

    Chances are that you will only have a composite video output on any SCARTS if this is the case. (Unless you have a Tv with an integrated digital tuner for Freeview or Sky).


    The best option would be to buy a Freeview box and take an s-video, RGB or Component feed from one of these.
     
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    i have a s-video connection on the back of my DVD player that works perfectly, i was hoping to tap into the scart signal supply going into the TV to also watch sky or play my PS2 via the s-video connection to the Projector.....
     
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    Your best option will be for a direct feed from the PS2, DVD and SKy to the projector.

    Do you have an AV amp/receiver that can do video switching?
     
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    The chances are that your Sky box does not have an S-Video output. AFAIK the only Sky boxes to output S-Video are Sky+
    S-Video sends the picture (B&W) on 1 pin and the colour on another. The composite signal is on the same scart & S-Video pin as the B&W picture of an S-Video signal so the S-Video input ignores the colour signal which is why you get a B&W picture.
    To get a colour picture from Sky to an S-Video input you will need something like the RGB to S-video converter from Here

    Mark.
     

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