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sky+, scart or s-video

Discussion in 'Sky Digital TV Forum' started by spook, Jun 12, 2004.

  1. spook

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    Hi all, been waiting for a while now for the damn pedestal stand to restock for the 42" viera ;o( now thinking of changing my order to a panny TH-42PWD6.

    just wondering which would give me the better quality pic from a sky+ box, scart or s-video?
    need to know if its worth getting a s-vid module for the panny or just stick with the free scart.



    cheers, spook
     
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    RGB scart should be the first choice but s-video isn't that far behind, in can easily come down to personal preference/eyesight:)
    Most of the SKY/Plasma users seem to favour a RGB to VGA convertor to generate the best images from a digibox to a plasma panel though.
    This device sold by a forum sponser and contributer is the favoured method, worth popping into the Plasma forum for more info:)
     
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    Howdy all newcomer to the forum ...

    Currently I have a scart plug in back of SKY+ outputting a composite video feed and I have optical audio out to the sound processor.

    My question is how do I get RGB / component output from the scart outlet to connect to the sound processor? My processor is connected via component to the Plasma display. The processor also does composite and S-Video conversion to component.

    Help advice here would be great!

    Rgds Steve
     
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    Hi & welcome.

    You'll need an RGB > component convertor to get component to your Denon receiver. You can also send s-video from your Sky+ box to the receiver & let it upconvert that to component.

    No real advantage either way, just easier video switching to your plasma.
     
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    Think will go the S-Video route as will not require a £150 RGB - component converter ... I assume the picture will be as good either way but better than composite feed?

    Thx for advice !

    Rgds Steve.
     
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    The RGB/component option should be slightly better but whether it will be £150 better etc.....

    S-video from Sky+ isn't at all bad & definitely the easier option.

    :smoke:
     
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    Have a laugh, in the plasma forum there's a guy who has nearly ripped my head off for suggesting using s-vid to connect his 24" in his bedroom. He insists it's total c**p, and I'm an ignorant shopkeeper who should just shut up. But seriously, s-video is just a cut down version of component, the differences are there, but it's fairly subtle, and you just need to ask yourself if it's worth £150. Mind you, as the RGB+s iscan hd scaler takes off, there are quite a few 2nd hand RGB-YUV converters on the classifieds.(previous owners have upgraded from ultra to HD) You could buy one to try, and sell it again if it wasn't worth the money to you.
     
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    Great thanks ! May well do that ... trying the s-vid first. JS technology have a great write up on this - you may want to pass the write up to your custy!!!.

    Rgds Steve.
     

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