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Discussion in 'Cables & Switches' started by mickyd67, Jun 30, 2005.

  1. mickyd67

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    I have just bought a Plasma HD TV, DVD recorder, and have Sky+

    Plasma is: Panasonic PV500
    DVD rec is: Panasonic EH-50
    Sky+ is just the standard (not 160) one

    I need help to understand which cabling to buy.

    I was thinking:

    Scart from Sky+ to plasma

    Scart & S-video from Sky+ to DVD recorder

    Component cabling from DVD recorder to plasma

    Would that be a suitable soultion?

    Am I buying too much/ not enough?

    Also - which manufacturer is best? Ixos?

    I've no idea - please help...
     
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    Anyone?

    Please help
     
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    What you have suggested is fine although there is no need to run a scart lead and an s-video lead between sky and DVD, the s-video signal is carried in a normal scart lead.

    As for cables just use the best ones your budges can stretch to
     
  4. Joe Fernand

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    mickyd67

    Your plan looks pretty sound - though I'd prefer to use S-Video + Stereo audio on 2RCA to 2RCA into the Recorder; a decent set of Audio cables has better conductors and screening than you'll get in a fully wired SCART cable.

    I'd also seek some opinions on RGB vs. YUV from the DVD Recorder - I find a lot of the Panasonic recorders look awfully soft on the YUV Output.

    Ixos gets plenty of thumbs up around here - we tend to supply and use Supra, VanDamme and BetterCables; check out the various banner adds around this page.

    apguy15 - SCART has the capacity to carry S-Video but SKY don't provide S-Video via the SCART Outputs.

    Best regards

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    Thanks for the help guys.

    Joe - I'm not sure what cables you mean when you say "S-Video + Stereo audio on 2RCA to 2RCA"

    Do you have a link to what that cable is/ looks like?

    I think I'll go with Ixos, as you say they get a lot of thumbs up.

    I'd quite willingly pay about £200 for cables (looks at though I'm going to have to anyway) as my set up cost neary 3k.

    Also - not sure what you mean by "I'd also seek some opinions on RGB vs. YUV from the DVD Recorder - I find a lot of the Panasonic recorders look awfully soft on the YUV Output."

    What's that mean, and how can I get around that?

    Anyway - thanks to you both for the time to reply.
     
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    Hello mickyd67

    SKY - I'd use the Stereo Audio Outputs on the SKY+ box rather than the additional SCART cable; see below:

    S-Video - http://www.bettercables.com/5meter164feet.html

    Stereo Audio - http://www.bettercables.com/5met164feetp.html

    YUV 'Component' - http://www.bettercables.com/5met164feetp.html

    YUV vs. RGB - it may be worth sticking with RGB via SCART from your DVD-Recorder as often the conversion to YUV undertaken in the recorders makes your on-screen image look 'soft'; best to seek out opinions from a few owners of the Recorder you have; see the DVD Recorders Forum on this site.

    Best regards

    Joe
     

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