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scart to component covertion

Discussion in 'Projectors, Screens & Video Processors' started by DisguisedCoot, Oct 3, 2005.

  1. DisguisedCoot

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    Anyone recomend a cheap(ish) converter to take the RGB signal from my digibox etc to the component input on my projector. I am currently using S-video. Would component be of a higher quality?
     
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    Some projectors can handle RGB via an adaptor to their VGA port and possibly a setting in their menu. If not, then I've not been disappointed by anything I've bought from JS-Tech http://www.js-technology.com/ though their RGB scart to component converter is possibly a little pricey at £145.

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    Definitely worth checking whether your PJ will accept an RGsB (sync on green) signal via its component inputs. Then you just need a SCART->RGsB breakout cable which will probably be cheaper than a JS RGB->component converter and you avoid a conversion step too.
     
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    Scart does not (normally) carry RGsB, but nearly always RGBcvS that requires 4 connections and therefore cannot be connected via the component input of a display. Therefore you either need a converter such as those from JS-Tech or a scart to VGA lead (as long as the VGA input can be configured to RGBcvS).

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    Yes it's possible to get cheaper RGB2YUV convertors than the JS-Tech one, but JS-Tech one is made from broadcast quality components and it shows in the picture quality.

    Would definately recommend stretching to the extra quids to buy JS-Tech version, I've got two of their RGB2YUV and some other kit too and it's all worth every penny. :smashin:

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    What is your projector lilesgary?

    You may be able to run RGBcvS (RGB with seperate composite video sync) into the VGA input. With some projectors you may even already have the adaptor!!
     
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    i have a sony vpl-hs2 pj. at the moment i am using s-video input to the pj. The pj uses a sony multi plug for most of the better conections. these cables retail around £80-100. i have found the component cable on e-bay and am bidding on that at the moment, i was hoping that this would give a better picture over s-video
     
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    Should do.

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    So is the enough difference in picture quality for me to buy a scart to component converter? i have now got all my gear xbox/pse/dvd connected via a switch box that then ouputs via s-video but the picture is not sharp enough for me, the xbox picture seems to dark.
     
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    Some equipment allows you to fead the sync to a composite video in. :D
     
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    That's what RGBcvS is - RGB composite video Sync
    RGsB is RGB with sync on green and is not often found in Europe, but mainly in the USA.

    The above versions of RGB are not directly compatable with each other. To convert from RGBcvS as found in scart to RGsB takes hardware to do the conversion and not just a cable.

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    in my projector specs its say it can except component input then it say rgb input with sync on composite, does this mean i could just go down the cable route and connect from digibox scart to input on pj without the need for a converter?
     
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    Sounds like it should work to me as long as the STB connected to the PJ is outputting an RGB signal. You just need to get a scart to VGA(?) lead (or whatever the PJ input is). As long as the input is set to RGB with composite sync you should get a good quality picture.

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    If your projector says it can accept "rgb input with sync on composite" then you need a scart to RGBS on RCA (phone plugs) or BNC cable, depending if your project has RCAs or BNCs.

    http://www.markgrantcables.com/ do custom, very high quality ones; or you can send PM to 'Mark Grant'. Highly recommended, great price, next day shipping (usually).

    Will PQ be better than s-video? Yep: at worst a little bit, at best like difference between composite and s-video.

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    Yep you could use convertor like this, and then plug in 4 x 75Ohm video leads.

    But for a couple of quid more (than the cost of this socket convertor alone) you could have the proper cable made up with whatever length you need to go through wall.

    Mark Grant's scart-2-RGBS cable is Belden 1279R "Video brilliance hi-res hdtv" cable but is only 1cm diameter. This would be much easier to install than running four RCA cables through a hole in your wall between room.

    Note: only one of Sky/Sky+ scarts has RGBS out, the one marked "VCR" only has composite video out.

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