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    not to mention grateful if anyone has any connection tips re cables and boxes for the Hitachi 42PD300 with a Sony DVD and SKY + cheers
     
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    The DVD player can be connected directly to the AV box by RGB scart or component leads dependant on the player. Sky+ connects directly to the other rGB scart. No boxes etc required as one of the joys of the Hitachi is its ease of connection. There is a spare scart for video and the VGA connector as well.

    I have exactly this set-up well Toshiba DVD and the result is excellent.
     
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    tks for that. I have a DAVs500 which I have just realised doesn't have scart out, but have read other threads saying that picture quality from SVHS is still superb. Don't suppose you have your plasma up on a wall by any chance ?
     
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    I think the DAV500 only has S-Video output. S-Video is still a high quality output, far superior to composite but down from RGB and Component. Certainly no reason not to opt for S-Video.


    With Sky + you already have S-Video, the DAV also has S-Video. But your screen only has one S-Video input. Therefore, you will have to look at some sort of video switch or an alternative means to connect Sky + to your screen. Converter wise, you're only option is for RGB to Component conversion for the Hitachi screen.

    All the best,

    Dr John Sim.
     
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    Marleyman

    No I use the supplied tabletop stand but Hitachi list a £100 wall mount.

    There is one S video inut on the Hitachi box. Sky+ has got a RGB scart output which can connect directly to the screen.

    Symanski

    Are you saying that Sky+ would give superior performance via your conversion box RGB to component against a direct RGB scart connection to the Hitachi AV box?
     
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    tks for this. Would you buy a Svideo to Svideo cable or is there any advantage in buying an SVideo to scart ? I have been grown up, gathered up all my patience and ordered the wall mount from Unicol which will take 4-5 days to arrive. Next weekend I'm actually hoping for bad weather !!!
     
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    Just checked the unit and have to slightly correct what I said before. The rear s-video socket is an output only,there is an s-video input under the flap at the front. The AV1 scart does accept s-video signal, AV2 and 3 are RGB and composite only. So an S-video to scart lead seems the best option as a front connection is untidy unless you plan to hide the AV box - quite possible as the remote seems to only need to see the screen.
     
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    Oops. The 42PD3000 has RGB SCARTs, which you can and should connect Sky + to. The 42PMA400 would require a component converter.

    All the best,

    John.
     

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