SONYKP44PS2: connecting dvd players etc...

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  1. stewarthollyhead

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    I have a sony kp-44ps2 44inch rear projection television...

    DVD PLAYER
    On my old tv I had one wire that went to the amp (optical I think) for sound. And one wire that went to the TV for picture (coaxal??).

    It appears with this television that this is not possible. What is the best way to conect a dvd player to this TV for the best picture? Is it SCART or is there a better ooption (coaxal to SCART).


    CONNECTING A GAMECUBE
    This SONY TV seems to only have three scart connection points at the back. How do I connect the gamecube?

    I have only seen an s-video lead for sale for the console, surely I need some kind of scart lead. Any help?

    Also do you know where I can buy one of these leads?
     
  2. Doubledoom

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    Don't confuse the connection method with the signal that can be carried. Scart can carry different video signals with RGB being the best. My generic answer is copied and pasted below. Adapt it accordingly.

    Various ways to connect depending on what you think is acceptable.

    option 1 - RGB for both DVD and digibox but need to record via the RF.
    Audio carried from TV to Amp and DVD to amp (TV passes audio from vcr and
    digibox)

    DVD > Digibox VCR scart ( use scart lead, set DVD to output RGB)
    Digibox > TV (use scart lead into RGB scart socket)
    Video > TV (scart lead into composite scart socket - Don't use an expensive cable, it would be wasted)
    Aerial > digibox > vcr > TV

    DVD > Amp (using digital co-ax or optical -identical quality, depends on your available connections)
    TV > Amp (using 2x phono connection)

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    Option 2 - RGB for digibox and s-video for DVD. Allows recording via the scart. Audio the same as above

    DVD > TV (scart into s-video scart)
    Digibox > TV (scart into RGB scart)
    Digibox > VCR (composite scart - Don't use expensive cable for this one)
    Aerial > digibox > vcr > TV

    DVD > Amp (using digital co-ax or optical -identical quality, depends on your available connections)
    TV > Amp (using 2x phono connection)
    ------------------------------------------

    Option 3 - TV doesn't pass audio or doesn't pass it with decent quality. Will require manual switching between sources. Use video connections as option 1 or 2.

    DVD > Amp (using digital co-ax or optical -identical quality, depends on
    your available connections)
    TV > Amp (using 2x phono connection)
    VCR > Amp (using 2x phono connection)
    Digibox > Amp (using 2x phono connection)
     
  3. stewarthollyhead

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    I guess Ij ust feel a little dim with all this? RGB, s-video, coaxal it all confuses me...


    Are you saying that the three SCART connections at the back of the TV are different receivers?

    In which case for the best picture do I just get a really good SCART lead and use the scart socket that is an RGB one? (i presume the SONY manual will tell me which socket this is - its probably socket 1).

    I dont have tochange the type of lead i use?
     
  4. stewarthollyhead

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    according to SONY website, these are my available connections:

    Scart 1 1 x (AV-In/Out; RGB In)
    Scart 2 1 x (AV-In/Out; S-Video In)
    Scart 3 1 x (AV-In/Out; S-Video In)


    in order of importance i want the bext picture to be:
    (1) DVD
    (2) then the GAMECUBE
    (3) then ITV digital

    should I use expesive SCART cables for all of these? if not what? I am confused that a scart socket is also s-video I thought s video cables were different. feeling thick here...
     
  5. johnjackthom

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    Personally I wouldn't spend loads of money on expensive leads until I'd experimented a bit with possible ways to connect the system.
    How about 2 reasonable quality fully wired scart leads, for the DVD player and ITV Dig box.

    Connect DVD player to TV scart1 and go into DVD setup to make sure RGB is selected.

    If the DVD player has a second scart connector you should be able to connect the ITV digital box (RGB) to this.
    Then when you are not playing a DVD you should see ITV dig at its best, still on the TV AV1.


    Maplin Electronics do an S-video to scart plug (No. VA12N ~£10) which may be what you need if the Game cube provides the usual s-video din connection.

    You'll need to set up the TV so it knows when a particular scart is being used for s-video.


    Hope this is some help.


    John
     
  6. stewarthollyhead

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    all very helpful

    im looking forward to goin home and seeing what ic an do :)
     

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