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Sky Digital to HS10 - Newbie to PJ's...

Discussion in 'Projectors, Screens & Video Processors' started by marcw, Jan 14, 2003.

  1. marcw

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    As you may or may not be aware, I GOT A HS10 AT THE WEEKEND!!!!! :D Got my DVD player "hashed" into it via S-Video for now... But there's a footie match on Friday night and I think the boys are coming round expecting a bit of big screen Sky Sports action...

    How on earth am I supposed to get a signal from my Pace Digibox to this PJ??? It's got 2 SCART sockets, one RGB enabled, and that's it. I've read about RGB to S-Video converters, is that my only option?
     
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    It depends how your sky box is connected up at the moment.

    What you could do is the following.

    Sky to Projector via composite from the SCART. I tried this combination yesterday at NEXNIX and the picture was OK.


    You must remember that the quality from SKY Digital is not the best and a large screen will show that up.


    Ben
     
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    In theory, you'd get the best PQ using the either a SCART RGB to VGA converter (you'd then have to use the optional Sony VGA cable) or a SCART RGB to component converter (see gothmog's link for both).

    I'm planning on getting an HS10 projector soon, and I was intending to convert to component.

    However:

    this comment has worried me a bit.

    I was thinking Sky Digital would look about the same as an indifferent DVD when blown up on a big screen (at least with anamorphic channels).

    I'd be interested to know more about people's experience with Sky PQ on front projectors using the Sky RGB output - especially how it compares with DVDs.

    Also, (sorry this is a bit off topic) I was thinking of swapping my Sony Digibox for a Pace Sky+ box - does anyone know if there'd be any difference in PQ between the Sony and the Sky+? I think any differences would probably be much more noticeable on a FP than a TV.
     

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