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Which cable to use?

Discussion in 'LCD & LED LCD TVs' started by dmsmart, Sep 9, 2005.

  1. dmsmart

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    I've got cable (Telewest) and am shortly to recieve my LCD TV which has composite and Scart inputs.

    Which is the best to use Scart to Composite or Scart to Scart.

    Reading the FAQ's composite appears to be the best, but I did read somewhere that this might not be the best option for my set up.

    :lease: help.

    Cheers.
     
  2. gareth78

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    1) SCART to SCART set to RGB is the best.
    2) SCART to SCART

    and only if you have no other choices:

    3) Composite.

    If you have read that composite is best then you are probably getting this mixed up with component which i don't believe is available on cable STB's.
     
  3. dmsmart

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    Ah - sorry I did mean component.

    Thanks for the reply - what is an "STB"?

    Sorry I'm a newbie when it comes to this stuff (as you can tell). :)
     
  4. gareth78

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    sorry STB = Set Top Box
     
  5. dmsmart

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    Thanks,

    Can I not connect my STB (using the Scart lead) to the TV (with component)?

    I don;t know if you can buy a cable that has Scart at one end and Component at the other end?

    If there any advantage in doing this or is best to get a good quality Scart to Scart lead?
     
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    It is very uncommon to find a component input that will take RGB. Even more so to find one that takes RGB in the format used in SCART - RGB+composite - ie 4 leads, component is usually 3.

    But you can get RGB to component converters. They are not cheap and won't give you anything PQ wise unless you specifically need component - ie video switching in an AV amp or you have used up all your RGB inputs but have a component input free. Much of the extra quality from component is that it allows progressive and higher resolutions than RGB-SCART. If you are starting off with RGB over SCART, you are limited to the baseline of RGB Scart quality.
     
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    Thanks - I probably could have worked that one out for myself - had I thought long enough about :suicide:

    Chees for the replies - as ever most useful.

    (Makes arrangements for purchasing high quality Scart lead during lunch break). :)
     

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