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#89702 7-Sep-2011 19:33
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I moved my sky decoder from my old house with an old crt tv. Now i am in a new flat and sky is plugged into a HD tv and looks rather average. I know my sky hdi is the way to go if i want HD but is there any settings i can change on the SD decoder to look a little better on a HDTV?

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  #518259 7-Sep-2011 19:41
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Hi, what connection between the two are there, ideally use S-Video or Component, but really the HDi is the way to go. cant get blood out of a stone.

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  #518263 7-Sep-2011 19:45
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Sorry the connection is RCA i think. Red White and Yellow going into AV1 on TV

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  #518268 7-Sep-2011 20:08
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Oh dear, you are using composite video. Switch to s-video as Cyril suggested (a small round multi-pin connector). You can also try component video (3x RCA for video + 2x RCA for audio) but I have found on my setup the TV samples the analogue component video at HD sample rate while the STB output at SD sample rate with a skew between signals. For me the best from SD source has been to use s-video.




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  #518269 7-Sep-2011 20:11
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Where do i get a cable that fits into the scart on the decoder and has s video on the other end? Can i buy that or does Sky need to provide?

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  #518280 7-Sep-2011 20:57
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http://www.trademe.co.nz/Electronics-photography/Home-audio/Cables/auction-405209195.htm  This is the sky cable I just went into a sky office and they gave me one.   Or you could just buy this one.

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  #518526 8-Sep-2011 13:10
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I got a scart to component cable at lunch time and plugged it in but when i selected component on the TV it came up mode not supported. I tried changing scart settings on the decoder to RGB but it hasnt worked. What do i need to do?

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  #518539 8-Sep-2011 13:35
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Just did some research and looks like ive got a zenith decoder that doesnt support component!
Can you get a scart to S video cable?



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  #518556 8-Sep-2011 13:57
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I run into the problem setting to component then you will need to leave the setting on component reset the decoder by unpluging the power supply for about a 60 seconds plug back in the screen should read (one moment please) while rebooting then it should work

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  #518569 8-Sep-2011 14:19
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Nah there is no option to set to component on my decoder. Ill try S Video

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  #518578 8-Sep-2011 14:27
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you can get a s-video scart as well

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  #519190 10-Sep-2011 06:42
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Alot of HDTVs don't have any S-video-in. Make sure yours does first.

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