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Scart to S-video VS. Scart to Component VS. Scart to RGB (PC Style)

Discussion in 'Cables & Switches' started by Weon, Aug 27, 2005.

  1. Weon

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    OK, as part of my current setup I have a JS technology SCART to s-Video converter carrying my Sky Digicle signal to my Amp and on to the plasma. I was round at a mates house last week and noticed that his picture was significantly better than mine on Sky as he was using all SCART connections.

    The problem I have is that my plasma (Hitachi 42PM400E) has no scart input. It has 1 s-Video (connected to the Amp), 1 component (connected to the PS2) and 2 RGB PC-style connections. It also has composite but let's not even go there.

    My question is this: If I want a better picture quality for Sky then should I go for the SCART to RGB (PC Style) converter like this or the SCART to Component converter like this . Price-wise there won't be much difference as I already have a Component video cable so this offsets the fact that the SCART to RGB (PC Style) is cheaper. It's just picture quality I'm interested in.

    Also, If I go for SCART to Component, where would I plug my PS2 in? Sometimes I hate AV and cabling - it's a real pain in the arse!
     
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    Can you not buy an extra board for the Plasma that has another component input - or an RGB Scart?

    Failing that what about using the built in video switching in the AV Amp to connect your PS2 that way.... i.e. feed an S-Video signal into your AV amp on a specific input, and then the output from your amp also S-Video to S-Video... then when you select the PS2 input it will change the video sending signal to be the PS2... hey ho, decent picture all round :)
     
  3. Weon

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    A second board (RGB Scart) in the plasma is an idea - I guess it would replace the RGB (PC Style) inputs that I currently have.

    That would also mean that I have Component input for the PS2 still.

    Hmm, where to find one!
     
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    I believe that the Hitachi screen's VGA input can be reconfigured to take component input. I would therefore recommend that you opt for the RGB to Component converter and buy a 3xPhono to VGA lead to all this to be connected up.

    All the best,

    Dr John Sim.
     

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