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YUV scart and RGB Scart

Discussion in 'Cables & Switches' started by Pixie_0, Aug 19, 2005.

  1. Pixie_0

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    Hello there :)

    I have just gotten my new 26" lcd and it has two scart sockets. One says YUV the other RGB .

    Can someone explain the difference to me in Jargon free lay(wo)men's terms?

    :lease:

    If i have a sky box and a ps2, how would I connect them?

    (tv also has dvi,svideo,components)

    thanks
     
  2. rdhir

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    ps2 to component is lovely. It is also the easiest way to connect if you are keeping your scarts for RGB to your DVD. Everyone says avoid the Game component cable. I have an IXOS PS2 component cable which I love.

    Cheers

    Rajiv
     
  3. Pixie_0

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    Okay, i dont have components on my acer (only red,white and yellow) so do i have to get a scart adapter that the components fit into?
    (thought it was but apparently component is the r/g/and b)
     
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    Hello Pixie O

    Your confusing description of what you actually have makes it nigh on impossible to advise you what to do :D

    Do you have a link to a spec sheet or user manual for your TV (please confirm its the same spec as the version you have).

    Best regards

    Joe
     
  5. Pixie_0

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    Im sorry! :suicide:
    here are the specs - thanks for helping me out!
    Connectors


    AV1: SCARTCVBS/S-Video/RGB


    AV2: SCART CVBS/S-Video/RGB/YUV


    AV3: RCA for CVBS


    PC D-SUB: yes


    DVI: yes


    PC Audio In: yes

    Thanks
     
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    I wasn't aware you could do YUV on Scart so if I ignore that, then I would suggest

    SCART - SCART Skybox to TV - Configure RGB out in your Sky Setup menu
    PS2 - SCART (RGB) for PS2 - TV. RGB is not quite as good as component (can't do 480p) but its still very good.

    Maybe someone else knows about YUV through SCART

    Cheers

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    Some sets are now coming out (and have been available for a while) with YUV via Scart. This obviously negates the extra costs of providing RCA or BNC i/p's and any additional circuitry.

    A few DVD players are available with Component (YUV) via Scart.

    Component will provide the best picture.

    I suspect the Sky box will only output RGB at best (I don't possess one so I can't be sure). So connect this up to AV1
    Your PS2 is capable of component. However I don't know if this available from Scart socket or 3 RCA sockets? Either way you need to use AV2 for this and get a suitable lead to match, which will either be Scart to Scart or 3 RCA to Scart.

    You may well have to configure the TV to match these i/p's as they may not be auto-selecting.
     
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    Hello both

    It is possible to send and receive a YUV 'Component' signal via a SCART socket - possible but quite rare.

    If you have the YUV 'Component' cable set for the PS2 (optional extra) you will then require a custom 5RCA (female) to SCART cable to 'jumper' the PS2 Component cable to the AV2 socket on your TV.

    As rdhir says your easiest option is SCART to SCART to AV1 for the SKY Box and PS2 to SCART to AV2 (again I think you'll require an optional RGB enabled PS2 SCART cable).

    Best regards

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    :oops: I've been corrected it's a 5RCA to scart plug for your Sony PS2. See what happens when you don't own one of these either :D

    The extra 2 RCA's must be for the audio feed.
     
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    If the scart really does YUV then I suggest you do this. Buy a PS2-SCART RGB cable (really make sure its RGB though as SCART can give RGB/SVideo and Composite).

    Then attach between PS2 and AV2 on your TV.

    Boot your PS2 with no picture GAMES DISC ***EDITED***.

    Set your TV to composite mode on AV2 and you should see a picture.

    Now try changing the video settings ON THE PS2 to output RGB as opposed to YrYbP (can never quite get this right but it will be obvious)

    Switch the input on the TV side to RGB.

    You Should have a colour picture.

    IF the TV really can do YUV and it works the way I think it does, now switch the Video setting to YUV. The colours will go funny, now switch the TV to YUV mode and see if it works.

    You won't be worse off because the cable should work in RGB mode anyway, but you might get lucky and it will work in Component. Otherwise I think you'll be in cable hell getting it to work in compoonent.

    Please report back your findings as this would be valuable information on the forum.

    Cheers

    Rajiv
     
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    Excellent, you guys are a fountain of information.

    I will definately give that a go, will try and get the cable in the week and elt you know what happens :)
    thanks for the help!!
     
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    Okay, ive been working on this, can you tell me what you mean by the above comment?
     
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    sorry for the edit realised I typed it wrong.

    Your PS2 can output RGB or Component. It does this by a setting. These settings are acessible if you either turn on or reboot the machine with no disc inserted.

    You then get some options to change. In the video options there is a setting between RGB and Yr Yp B or something similar - I can never remember. If you can't find it. post again and I'll go into it on my PS2.

    Cheers

    Rajiv
     

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