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Discussion in 'Sky Digital TV Forum' started by Lemmy, Jun 23, 2004.

  1. Lemmy

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    Hi Guys this is my first post on here so please go easy on me if I'm in the wrong place.

    My problem is with connecting my Sky Digibox (Panasonic TU-DSB30) to a Digital projector.
    At the moment the only way I have connected the two is by using a £5 Scart > S-Video/Composite adaptor (with in/out option) using the RGB enabled Scart 1 of the Digibox. Unfortunatley the only colour picture I can get on the projector is by connecting the Yellow COMPOSITE which I'm sure your aware is far from ideal PQ.
    If I use the S-Video ouput and connect that way, I do receive a picture on the projector but it's Black & White and mottled, I believe thats because the Digibox has no native support in the options for S-video output.

    So can any of you guys perhaps a way of getting the RGB out of the digi scart into the projector in a cost effective way, or some other way of improving the PQ. Surely it can't really be THAT hard (I'm hoping I'm missing the obvious). The projector is around 7 meters of cabling away.
    I've already got the PC Connected using DVI and the DVD connected using S-video with no probs and am happy with the PQ for those.

    Cheers
    Ian

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    Projector - - - RGB (RCA Component) , DVI , VGA , S-Video , Composite.
    DVD - - - Scart, RGB (RCA Component) , Composite.
     
  2. nunew33

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    What projector have you got
     
  3. Lemmy

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    The projector is a Vivitar DP-1500 which so far I'm happy enough with and has all the inputs you could ask for .. still can't get a decent PQ from the Sky box though :mad:
     
  4. lonestar

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    one possible solution is to use a scart cable from the digibox into one of these and then take a component cable from the convertor box to your projector, assuming your projector can take component input. it will mean spending some cash which might be not be appealing.
     
  5. Zone

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    The JS Technology one's are considered the best, however if cost is an option there is also this one that some people have used with good results.
     
  6. Lemmy

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    Many thanks guys ... I'll look into one of these options....

    Just one thing thought does S-Video give a noticeable improvement on composite .
    I ask this as perhaps the cheaper S-Video box might just be enough for me as I'll only be using it for Sky, which as most of you have written about doesnt give a very high quality output anyway.
     
  7. Zone

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    Svideo gives a much improved picture over composite. The picture offered by Sky can be quite bad at times so why exacerbate it, I'd go with svideo as a pure minimum :)
     
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    you could buy a secondhand grundig digibox with S video output.
     

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