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SybcBlaster v CSY-2100

Discussion in 'Cables & Switches' started by lloydde, Jan 3, 2004.

  1. lloydde

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    I am connecting my Sony DVD player, with only a single Scart output, to a Panasonic TH-37PWD6UY Plasma tv. The Panny accepts Component Video. I have narrowed the choice of RGB Scart to Component converters down to the Keene SyncBlaster Scart to Component cable or the CSY-2100 Scart to Component converter from Scancom. Which is best? I am confused as to how a relatively simple cable (Syncblaster) can perform the same function as a powered conversion box (Scancom). Any views would be appreciated.
     
  2. Jason S

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    Have a look here before you make a decision

    http://www.js-technology.com/

    The convertors available here are considered by most of us on the forum to be the very best you can buy.

    I had the CSY-2100 Scart to Component unit, and replaced it within 24 hours with

    http://www.js-technology.com/rgb-yuv/index.htm

    It's a little more expensive, but you've paid several thousand for a new display, you may as well feed it with steak instead of hamburgers ;)

    Also, I don't believe that Keene do a cable to convert RGB to Component, but they supply a breakout cable to produce RGBHV (5 RCA's) So this may not be suitable for you anyway.
     
  3. lloydde

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    Thanks for that.
    The input on my Plasma, called Component/RGB, comprises 5 connectors. VB, HD, Pa/Ca/R, PaCa/B and YG. (may have got some of the letters wrong 'cos they are written very small). From the manual it shows a component connection from a DVD using just the last three. Pa/Ca/R, PaCa/B and YG. Then for connecting from a RGB (R,G,B,HD,VD) signal source it shows all five connections being used.
    I am generally confused but when connecting a basic Sony DVD player which has a scart output and according to the manual outputs RGB, do I just use the three connectors as per your excellent JS-Technology suggestion or use say a Keene cable which starts as a Scart and ends up with five component connections?
    Any further words of wisdom would be much appreciated.
     
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    I think the RGB connection is potentially the easiest for you initially, as you would simply need the Keene Syncblaster cable

    SCART TO 5 BNC RGB Hsync & Vsync (2.0M) SBB42 (or longer if needed)

    Personally I've never gone down this route as I've equipment which generates component signals (DVD / XBox) and so opted for the JS Tech convertor for my NTL Cable to keep switching simple. But I see no reason why it wouldn't suit you to start with, as long as your display is compatible with the horizontal line frequency of 15Khz (in the manual hopefully)

    Here's a thread about the same cable connecting to a projector.

    http://www.avforums.com/frame.html?...did=36048&highlight=SCART+BNC+RGB+Hsync+Vsync[/url]

    Also, Keene are a pretty good company, and if you try the lead and it doesn't work for you, you should have no problems returning it (as long as it's a standard length)
     

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