Tivo - Panasonic projector cabling help required!

Discussion in 'Cables & Switches' started by Big Sy, Oct 9, 2004.

  1. Big Sy

    Big Sy
    Standard Member

    Joined:
    Oct 9, 2004
    Messages:
    7
    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    1
    Ratings:
    +0
    Hi

    I have recently bought a Panasonic PT-AE100 projector, which is excellent. I currently have a Tivo set up to view my Sky through - and I ned advice on the best way to connect the two. I can use either S-Video or Component cables to connect the Projector to my DVD, but I wanted to be able to watch Sky sports or movies on the big screen too - how best to do this?

    The Tivo outputs are all scart of course and the Panasonic sky box I have doesn't have an s-video output either.

    All help much appreciated!
     
  2. hornydragon

    hornydragon
    Well-known Member

    Joined:
    Dec 19, 2001
    Messages:
    28,346
    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    136
    Location:
    Somewhere near the M4 most of the time......
    Ratings:
    +1,218
  3. Big Sy

    Big Sy
    Standard Member

    Joined:
    Oct 9, 2004
    Messages:
    7
    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    1
    Ratings:
    +0
    Many thanks for that, I am trying to keep the costs down at the mo, where do suggest getting a 2nd hand one?

    Also would a Scart to S-Video cable direct from the Tivo to the Projector not do the job?
     
  4. MarkE19

    MarkE19
    Moderator

    Joined:
    Aug 10, 2002
    Messages:
    17,474
    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    1
    Trophy Points:
    166
    Location:
    Rainham Essex
    Ratings:
    +2,482
    No, because TiVo does not output S-Video. It only outputs composite (avoid at all costs) and RGB. If you need any other signal type then you will need to convert the RGB signal with the JS-Tech boxes recommended by HD. I've been useing the JS-Tech converters since I got my plasma about 2 years ago and can highly recommend them. Although not the cheapest, they are the best.
    You can get RGB to VGA, RGB to S-Video or RGB to YUV component depending on the inputs on your PJ. Check the specs of your PJ as if it has a VGA input then you may be able to use a Scart to VGA cable if the VGA input can accept RGBS (sync on composite) as this is the version of RGB output from the scart socket on a TiVo and most STB's.
    Keep a look at the Hardware Classifieds forum on here as the boxes do crop up S/H at fairly regular intervals.

    Mark.
     

Share This Page

Loading...
  1. This site uses cookies to help personalise content, tailor your experience and to keep you logged in if you register.
    By continuing to use this site, you are consenting to our use of cookies.
    Dismiss Notice