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Waaaahhhh, What scart goes where!!!??

Discussion in 'Satellite TV, Sky TV & FreeSat' started by Jeanie, Nov 4, 2001.

  1. Jeanie

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    Have recently bought a dvd player which has 1 scart.... I also have a tv, a vcr and a satellite unit each sporting 2 scarts each... I am at a total loss as to how i go about linking this all together!!

    bloody new-fangled gadgets!! ( in the halowed words of my late grandma!!)

    Oh, yes, i also have a scart splitter 3-into-1

    Please someone help me!!! I wanna watch my MTV!!!

    Also, is it possible to record dvds with my vcr???

    Thanks in advance!!

    Jeanie
     
  2. Starburst

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    SAT-----VCR
    VCR----TV
    DVD----TV

    Satellite needs to be connected to the VCR of course but most VCR's have passthrough so even when you are taping a program the satellite signal can still goto the TV through the VCR scart.
    Have a look in your VCR manual.
    DVD direct connection to the TV since without some sort of macrovision disabler 99% of dvd's can not be recorded on a modern VCR.

    Give it a go and let us know if it works, I'm sure there are other solutions out there:)
     
  3. paiger

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    You need to find out if the scart on your DVD is either Svideo or RGB compatible and then find out if either scart on your telly supports either and hook up accordingly. It's not that important but will add to pic quality. You should be able to run a scart from the output on your video to the input of your digibox and then from the output on the digibox to the other scart on the telly.

    Should give you some idea in the manual.

    I think you need to dissable macrovision on your DVD to record to vid and this will involve chipping or hacking depending on the model. Why would you want to anyway? :D

    S
     
  4. Doubledoom

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    FAQ style response:

    Various ways to connect depending on what you think is acceptable.

    option 1 - RGB for both DVD and digibox but need to record via the RF.
    Audio carried from TV to Amp and DVD to amp (TV passes audio from vcr and
    digibox)

    DVD > Digibox VCR scart ( use scart lead, set DVD to output RGB)
    Digibox > TV (use scart lead into RGB scart socket)
    Video > TV (scart lead into composite scart socket - Don't use an expensive cable, it would be wasted)
    Aerial > digibox > vcr > TV

    DVD > Amp (using digital co-ax or optical -identical quality, depends on your available connections)
    TV > Amp (using 2x phono connection)

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    Option 2 - RGB for digibox and s-video for DVD. Allows recording via the scart. Audio the same as above

    DVD > TV (scart into s-video scart)
    Digibox > TV (scart into RGB scart)
    Digibox > VCR (composite scart - Don't use expensive cable for this one)
    Aerial > digibox > vcr > TV

    DVD > Amp (using digital co-ax or optical -identical quality, depends on your available connections)
    TV > Amp (using 2x phono connection)
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    Option 3 - TV doesn't pass audio or doesn't pass it with decent quality. Will require manual switching between sources. Use video connections as option 1 or 2.

    DVD > Amp (using digital co-ax or optical -identical quality, depends on
    your available connections)
    TV > Amp (using 2x phono connection)
    VCR > Amp (using 2x phono connection)
    Digibox > Amp (using 2x phono connection)

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    As for recording DVDs, your player will need to be modified/hacked to have macrovision disabled, you will only be able to record PAL and it is hardly worth the effort.
     

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