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Discussion in 'Plasma TVs' started by simon123, Jun 10, 2004.

  1. simon123

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    i have used a tech link scart to s videa adaptor in the back of my sky receiver and run a 20m tech link RL audio cables and a tech link 20m svideo cable from the adaptor to my 42in samsung plasma screen in my bedroom

    the problem i have is the picture is black and white ,i have checked the settings and it is set to PAL or AUTO but this makes no difference,i have also spoke to tech link and samsung but with no joy

    if i use one of the audio feeds as a video feed the picture is perfect
    any advice

    before anyone says move the sky to the bedroom i cant because i have a sony plasma in the lounge as well

    cheers simon
     
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    When you say you use one of the audio feeds as a video feed, what exactly do you mean?

    Paul
     
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    Your problem is that the lead you have is not a converter, it can transmit s-video via scart only if the scart is sending it. If not, then the display is recieving the lumiance part of the s-video signal cos it's on the same pins as composite video, but interprets it as lumiance, not composite. It is missing the cromiance part of the signal, so it's black and white only. Simple really. You need to use an RGB to s-video converter to do the job you want. This is an active electronic gizmo to make a real s-video signal.
     
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    excellent MAW
    just the info i wanted,where can i get one of these a link would be great

    cheers all the phone calls and hours spent trying to sort this out look like are coming to an end

    simon
     
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    There are cheaper, but none better. Don't forget to set the sky box to RGB instead of PAL, and of course 16:9. Note that RGB is only sent by the TV scart. PAL composite only from the VCR one.
     
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    And don't forget that with our S-Video converter having RGB Passthrough, you can still have RGB fed to your local TV, and have S-Video fed to the plasma in the bedroom. Perfect!

    All the best,

    Dr John Sim.
     

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