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Sky on an Infocus X1?

Discussion in 'Projectors, Screens & Video Processors' started by _13k, Oct 5, 2004.

  1. _13k

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    anyone knwo where i can get a component for this?

    will it be scart to svideo? or something else?

    Cheers
     
  2. BigGEORDIE

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    I think you have to convert rgb scart to component . Keene do a one for about 80 pounds
     
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    I bought an RGB to S-VIDEO Convertor from Shinybow. off ebay. Paid £6.50 a bargain.

    They normally go for about £15 and I believe they maybe the same as maplin's which are £35
     
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    how good does it work . I was thinking of getting one. the only problem is I am sick of changing leads , so i want RGB to the tv & RGB or s-video to projector.
     
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    Hi

    No-one can make an RGB to S-Video converter for 6.50 - it's simply not possible.

    Are you sure you haven't just got a SCART to S-Video adapter. This isn't the same thing - all it does is pass through an existing S-Video signal.

    Sky boxes (apart from Sky+ and one Grundig model) don't output S-Video so the adapter isn't useful in those circumstances.

    Steve
     
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    I am sure he was talking about a great bargain. they do go cheap on ebay sometimes. The one i am bidding for will hopefully go for about 15 pounds plus postage of course. but they do cost 35 pounds from maplins
     
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    Hi

    Fair enough - I've seen the unit now and it clearly does what it's supposed to do.

    I have no idea how they can do it so cheaply though... to convert RGB SCART to YC you need to do the following:-

    Pass the composite signal through a sync separator.
    Pass the RGB and separated sync into a colour encoder chip.
    Put it all in a box with connectors and power it.

    £6.50 is a hell of a bargain!

    Regards,

    Steve
     
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    They can make one for £30, and even throw in a free DVD drive, display, case, remote control and Dolby Digital decoder too :) :) :)
     
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    Excellent point!

    Case closed then...

    Sorry I spoke :suicide:

    Steve
     
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    I haven't compared it with what I expect will be top notch convertors from Keene and JS Technologies. However I thought it was worth a punt expecting to pay about £15 plus P+P. Anymore and I would have went to Maplins to benefit from their restocking policy. I subsequentlymissed out on 3 that all went for £16 then finally hit lucky getting one for £6.50 plus p+p.

    Massive improvement from the composite I previously had from sky.

    I've just got sky+ today, I'll let you know how it compares to the SVHS signal direct from the box in a few days.
     
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    Geordie

    It does also give you a composite signal if this is sufficient for your TV.
     
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    Once your used to rgb you can not go back to composite even for corrie or east enders.
     
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    Its still good to know that it does composite out . That was a great bargain you got , hope to get one for 15 pounds + postage, and still think that a bargain. ( 6.50.....Jammy git.......) :thumbsup:
     

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