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Sky+ VCR Scart not outputing 16:9 switch voltage ?

kdp99

Active Member
Hi Folks,

Have used the TV scart on my Sky+ box for years and have just had a need to also use the VCR scart, to me it does not seem to send the pin 9 16:9 switching voltage on this scart. Am I being a idiot or have others found this as well ?

Thanks in advance

KDP
 

tinytim

Active Member
I tried recording to my DVD recorder using the VCR scart output and it just doesn't work properly. This is a known issue.

Following advice given here I now connect the TV scart output from the Sky+ box to my DVD recorder & then connect that to my TV. Works just fine. You might need to enable pass through on the DVD recorder or VCR.
 

pcbbc

Active Member
The VCR SCART does not output a WSS signal on pin 8.
In fact pin 8 on the VCR SCART is an INPUT to the Sky box, not an OUTPUT.
It is designed that way so a DVD or VCR connected to the VCR SCART can pass through the pin 8 voltage to the TV connected to the Sky TV SCART.
 

Glenn Coombs

Standard Member
I don't know if it is different for Sky boxes compared to Sky+ boxes but I'm fairly sure that my Sky box uses that pin to signal a timed recording event. My VCR is connected via the VCR scart and automatically wakes up and starts recording whenever a program I've selected for AutoView starts.

Recordings made like that show up as widescreen but if I manually hit Record on the VCR then they show up as 4:3, even if they were actually 16:9. This leads me to suspect that the WSS scart pin on the VCR socket is actually used to signal timed recordings rather than to signal 4:3/16:9 aspect ratios.
 

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