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Totally Lost - Please Help!

Discussion in 'Cables & Switches' started by Suave, Aug 26, 2004.

  1. Suave

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    Hello Everyone!

    I am not savvy when it comes to tech things so please forgive my ignorance/stupidity! I have a JVC AV28R25EK TV & a Pioneer DV-575A DVD Player.

    The TV specs say:

    EXT 1 (Scart):
    Video input, Audio L/R inputs and RGB inputs available
    TV broadcast outputs (Video and Audio L/R)are available

    EXT 2 (Scart):
    Video input, S-Video (Y/C) input and Audio L/R inputs are available
    Video and Audio L/R are available
    T-V Link functions are available

    EXT 3 (Scart):
    Video input, S-Video (Y/C) input and Audio L/R are available

    EXT 4:
    RCA x 3
    S-VIDEO connector x 1
    Video input, S-Video (Y/C) input and Audio L/R are available

    Audio Out Terminal:
    RCA x 2
    Variable audio L/R outputs are available
    Variable out 0-1 Vrms, low impedance.

    The Manual also states that the signals are composite (?)

    My Pioneer DV575 DVD Player (just purchased) has:

    A Scart
    Component Connections
    Optical
    Coaxial Digital.
    Audio out L/R

    I just connected the TV to the DVD Player using a plain old scart and to be honest, the picture was very poor. (my VCR is better!) I read what hifi, what video & home cinema and the advice was buy better leads and or scart so when I looked in to which leads I should get for best picture & sound the advice was:

    1. Connect Scart to dedicated RGB input on TV. (?)

    2. Connect Using RGB only Scart to RGB input on TV and lose sound use audio leads instead between TV and DVD (?)

    3. What Hi-Fi state they prefer to use coaxial leads for DVD (?)

    4. I was then informed to get the very best picture and sound to use Component only between DVD player and TV if TV has component inputs (?)

    5. Then, if, TV has no component inputs use a dedicated scart one end and the other end either component, coaxial or optical (?)


    THIS HAS LEFT ME TOTALLY LOST AND FRANKLY SCARED!
    PLEASE! I AM JUST A NORMAL GUY - I HAVE NOT GRADUATED FROM THE STARFLEET ACADEMY AND NEVER WILL! The above sound like rocket science to me - No real idea of what any of it means!

    All I know, I I tried a basic scart lead between DVD and TV and was very upset with the quality. TV gives great pics off air. I do not know which is a dedicated RGB on my TV, if it has coaxail, optical or component or Dedicated DVD Scart etc! HOW DO I CONNECT THE TWO SO I GET BEST POSSIBLE PICTURE AND SOUND QUALITY? Which leads should I get? SOMEONE PLEASE HELP!

    Thank You
    Suave!
     
  2. Ian J

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    Connect up your DVD player to Ext 1 on the TV with a scart cable and that is all you need to do connection wise.

    Make sure that in your DVD player setup menu that you have set it to output RGB and not composite which is much poorer quality
     
  3. Suave

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    Thanks for your help Ian!

    Any Idea as to which scart lead I should use? my max budget would be about £20.

    Thanks
     
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