Discussion in 'Projectors, Screens & Video Processors' started by DisguisedCoot, Oct 10, 2005.
could i connect my sky digibox to the d-sub connection on my pj?
yes, but you need to use either
a] an RGB to VGA conversion unit - from around £120
b] a PC, with a video capture card, from aroung £30 to £150 depending on the quality that you require
c] a video processor - from around £800.
Of course, as in most things in life, the more you spend, the better the results
if you need more information feel free to get in touch
what would the quality be like, i project onto a 8ft screen and at the moment i am using s-video
What is the projector?? You may only need a scart-VGA cable wired appropriately. Generally speaking an RGB connection will give you a sharper image than s-video would.
have u got a decent price receiver amp? plug the S-Video from the sky box in to that, then upconvert to component, improves the picture a lot for me...
i have a sony VPL-HS2, Its a bit old i know but does the job. The pj has a multi plug connection for which you have the pleasure of paying £80+ for the extra connections component and d-sub but i have managed to get hold of them for a good price. i plan to use the component for my dvd so i wanted to use the d-sub for sky, as the digibox is in another room and the cable is fead through the wall, using the s-vid connection the picture seems fuzzy and i would like to improve it
You may just need a better s-video cable. Cheap s-vid run over longish distances (e.g. 10m) will suffer cross-hatching noise patterns as well as a weak signal strength overall.
The Sony is a funny one which I must admit I haven't had a lot of experience with. But, you may find that a scart-VGA cable or even using a scart - VGA converter (JS Tech, Syncblaster etc) actually won't work. Some projectors use VGA exclusively for PC signals and this might possibly be one of them. Hopefully another HS2 user will comment????
If you have an amp with 2 component inputs it would be easier to convert Sky to component video and then use the amp to switch between Sky or DVD component signals.
Knightbyte - quite strange you saw an improvement. The original signal was always s-video quality, all your amp did was change the colourspace a little bit so it would "fit" down a component video signal. Although this may just mean your projector has a very poor s-video input!!
can we now close this thread as i have just been stiffed on the cable!
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