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Which leads fo my home cinema?

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  1. deefadog

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    Hi all, i have just set up my home cinema, got the universal mount bracket from a guy in the USA, which was only £25 delivered and is fantastic, the original Sanyo one is around £160 last time i looked!

    Any way, i just wanted to know what leads will give me the best picture:

    1) - Is an S Video lead better or worse then a scart lead?

    2) - I have 3 RGB connectors on the back of the projector are these to be used from a scart lead and then use an adaptor to the three leads?

    I will try and get pics up when i get the chance!

    Cheers
     
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    What will be feeding the PJ? If your DVD player (or processor or scaler) has Component then that will be better than SCART or S-Vid

    Get yourself a good set of Component cables from Mark Grant in the Cable Section Power Buys
     
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    Hi, thanks,

    I will have a look if it has component connectiones, can these be RCA or
    BNC connectors? red, blue and green?
     
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    They can be either. Mark Grant can make the cables with different terminations at each end. Just tell him what you require and you'll get a set that are as good (if not better) than cables costing several times the price :thumbsup:
     
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    Thanks kenny, i'll contact Mark nearer the time. I will be moving soon and want to get all the fact down, so when i start channeling walls i can put in the right leads!

    I had a good look at the projector and it has these connections:

    S Video connection
    Componet connectors
    DVi-i


    So in order which is the better connection starting from best to worst?
     
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    Well in theory it should be

    DV-I
    Component
    S-Vid

    If your DVD player had DV-I then I'd probably go for that. Remember that Sky are launcing their HD service next year and if you have other equipment you want to connect like and X-Box or PS or PC then you might want to think about getting an external scaler like a Lumagen or iScan. Then things get really interesting ;)

    Gordon from Convergent can advise
     
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    Thanks kenny, i have two more questions, if you don't mind:

    Is scart better than s-video?

    and what effects will i have if i use a scart one end and the component adapter on the other end of the scart?

    Thanks
     
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    I personally don't like SCART but it's hard to avoid them! If you can I'd go for a straight Component to Component as it should give you the best quality picture.

    Why do you need the SCART --> Component?
     
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    I maybe getting confused, but i don't have component outputs on my DVD player but i do have scart, i thought i could use the scart adapter to get coponents out put? or are is this adaptor for video and sound?

    But S-video is better than scart though yes?
     
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    I'm sure it can be done although the cables maybe a bit thick for the SCART plug.

    Why don't you post in the Component section of the Cables Power Buys and ask Mark direct
     
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    Thanks I will ask him!

    So is S-video is better than scart connection?
     
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    In theory a SCART wired for RGB should be better than S-Vid
     
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    I see, so ther are different types of scrat leads, this does get confusing. i am guessing there is an RGB Scart and a standard scart lead?

    Sorry for all the questions :)
     
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    and you can also get SCARTS wire for both picture and sound or only picture......

    It's all to do with the 21 pins :D
     
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    :rotfl:

    Thanks
     

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