The easiest way to Sky on your projector

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  1. Oakleyspatz

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    For months I've been wanting a good feed from my Sky box to my projector. Only problem is that the Sky only has RGB scart out and my projector only has component in. Yes, I could use composite but the quality would be awful so what were my options?

    I thought of buying an RGB scart to component converter which are available at places such as Keene Electronics for around £70 but that is a lot of dosh for a small box that does nothing else.

    Then it hit me! Buy a DVD recorder which has component out. Most do these days, even the cheap sub-£100 ones. They have RGB scart in and component out (progressive in many cases). I bought a Panasonic DMR-E55 from Boots for just £109 which has a time-slip function ( record and pause live tv) and the image to my projector now is great.

    Don't spend £70 on a small box, buy a DVD recorder, get component Sky TV to your projector and have the ability to record it thrown in!!!!

    Just my little tip for the day!
     
  2. Joe Fernand

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    Hello Oakleyspatz

    You do need to put an over-rider or two on your 'Tip of the day' :)

    01. Often DVR's produce a pretty soft image when outputting Component (YPbPr) video.

    02. You always have to have the DVR switched On and some of the hard drive versions are mighty noisy.

    A decent quality RGB2YUV converter may look costly but is worth while investigating if you want the cleanest signal to your projector.

    Best regards

    Joe
     
  3. Gordon @ Convergent AV

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    Yes I have to agree with Joe here. Oakley's solution is good for him and may be good for others but you do have to realise that you will get a compromised Sky image this way. I've yet to see a DVD recorder that doesn't obviously diminish the image quality of the Sky signal sent through it.

    Gordon
     
  4. Oakleyspatz

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    Oh well, I think it's a good way to view Sky on your pj. I am pretty impressed with the quality so far.
     

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    Now that last screenshot really IS a bit special ;) :D
     
  6. Oakleyspatz

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    Good looking woman talking about footie! Special is an understatement!!..lol
     
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    I was just about to post the same thing :rotfl:
    Obviously the bit about the WC, not the other... I swear.
     

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