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Two cheap CRT projectors

Discussion in 'Projectors, Screens & Video Processors' started by Parmenion, Feb 16, 2003.

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  1. Parmenion

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    I have acquired two Sony CRT projectors. One is a 1020 QM and the other is a 1040 QM. I will probably be putting these on the for sale forum but being an *LCD man* I need some advice first.

    On these pjs are BNC sockets marked R G B and sync, I've done a few searches but I cannot find the leads that will allow me to hook up to a source, either DVD, STB or what have you.

    Dose anyone know where I can get a lead? I need it to be cheap because I will just use it to show any prospective purchasers that the pjs actually work.

    Any help would be much appreciated.

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    Depends how long you need it. You will normally use a 15 pin VGA to 5 x BNC which would handle most eventualities when connecting from a scaler, HTPC or similar. You can buy this lead (about 2m length) from maplin for £15 - a bargain.

    Alternatively, if you want to simply connect your DVD player (with component outputs) directly then get some RCA phono to BNC adapters from maplin. About £2 each. Connecting this way you would only need 3 converters and of course a set of component leads.
     
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    Messiah, thanks for the reply. I went into Maplins in Watford today and told them what I wanted to do. Shame they told me they couldnt help:devil:

    Will try again this week.

    Hopefully this time I will get to speak to a person and not a muppet.

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    The part numbers you need are

    15 pin VGA - 5 x BNC: VC03D (£19.99)
    15 pin VGA - 4 x BNC: VC04E (£19.99)
    RCA to BNC adapters: UV34M (£2.49)

    Do the pjs not have S-Vid connectors?
     
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    Will check for S vid as soon as possible

    thanks

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    Hi,

    I'd be surprised if these projectors didn't have a composite input. It may well be on a bnc connector, so all you need is an bnc male to phono socket adapter (Maplins should have these).

    These projectors won't accept a component input and I don't think (I could be wrong though) that either of them is capable of accepting a computer (vga) type signal as they are probably video only devices.

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    These are both video only machines they will accept 15khz.
    They won't accept computor.
    the leads detailed above won't work.

    Unless it is the QM version it is unlikely to have a video board.

    The only real way is to use an RGB scart lead with an amplifier to stip the sync from the video and boost it enough for the projector to lock.
     
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    Hi,

    I was just checking up on these two models but Roland has got in there first.

    You should be able to use a syncbuster from Keene electronics to boost the signal from the rgb output of a dvd player or skybox.

    Brian
     
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    Thank you everybody for your advice.

    Roland, is it possible to get the lead you describe from yourself?

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    Well, i have been onto Keene's and it appears I need to spend about 90 pounds for the syncblaster cable:(

    and this is just to be able to demonstrate to any prospective buyer that the pjs work......ho hum.

    They do have S video sockets but I don't suppose that it would be as easy as that.........or would it?

    Any ideas Roland


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