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Telewest Digital Cable Box..

Discussion in 'Cable TV & Virgin Media TV' started by Dazed, Dec 5, 2002.

  1. Dazed

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    I'm not sure if this query has been answered on the forum before so I'll plow on regardless :)

    I subscribe to Telewest Digital - I have a PACE box but unfortunately this does not have any audio outs - what I've been doing is just running a connection from my TV to my amp. This isn't really ideal.

    Does anyone therefore know if Telewest supply any sort of different boxes with audio outs and how I could go about getting one (hopefully free)

    Cheers all
     
  2. Chris Muriel

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    Surely it has a SCART socket from which you can break out or tap off the audio .
    You can even buy Scart to phono adaptors that do this. You may also need a SCART splitter lead (duplicates the SCART connections at the rear of the Cable-box) so you can maintain a direct SCART connection to the TV at the same time.

    Chris Muriel
     
  3. pat clancy

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    my telewest box has audio left and right out,not that its any good though,the sound that is, rgrds pat
     
  4. Jason S

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  5. Dazed

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    Jason

    Thanks that looks just the ticket. Incidentally where do you get those cables you mentioned made up - at Maplins as well?
     
  6. Jason S

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    I got the cables made by Keene Electronics, although they were only they were RGB + C only and I added the pin 8 & 16 afterwards (cos I forgot to ask for them to be made up).

    Scary opening up £30-40 worth of cable and attacking with a soldering iron!!!

    Keene will do the custom cables though with those pins just call them up and ask them.
     
  7. Chris Muriel

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    The box from Maplin was exactly what I was trying to suggest.
    I guess I need to verbalise better :)

    Chris Muriel
     
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    Breakout from scart is the way to go regardless of connectors on Pace boxes, the phonos are a joke, they're dual mono for some strange reason. Or at least they are with NTL, can't see they'd be different with a different cable co.
     

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