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Topic # 100261 6-Apr-2012 09:16
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Thinking of upgrading to MySkyHDi or + with their current offer (free install plus HD ticket til July).
Can anyone tell me what outputs are on the back panels? Presumably HDMI and Component but what about Composite A/V?
If someone could post a photo of each that would be great.


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  Reply # 606016 6-Apr-2012 10:19
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Sorry, don't have a photo, but can tell you what is there:

In addition to HDMI, you have a SCART output which has the connections for Composite as well as Component if you enable it in setup.  You need an adaptor to get the component connections into 3 x RCAs, but these are readily available at Dickies and many other places.





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  Reply # 606033 6-Apr-2012 10:46
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Hi, there are more outputs that you can probably deal with,

HDMI
HD capable Component on RCA (assuming DHCP allows HD otherwise downscaled to SD)
Composite plus L&R on RCA
S-Video
Both Optical and coaxial/RCA SPDIF
TV SCART
VCR SCART

The SCARTs in combination with the RCA HD Component have some interaction, but typical setup is RCA Component active with Composite on both SCARTs, other options allow SD Component on SCART but some limitations on the RCA Component, the exact combinations elude me.

Cyril

 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 606094 6-Apr-2012 13:19

Here's a photo

www.geekzone.co.nz/forums.asp?forumid=34&topicid=54887

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  Reply # 606099 6-Apr-2012 13:27
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Aha that's interesting.  They have added separate Component Video outputs on later versions of MySky.  Now the SCART to Component adaptor that I mentioned won't be needed.







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  Reply # 606105 6-Apr-2012 13:54
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Many thanks Guys.
More outputs than I expected. The SCART sockets are a bonus as I already have my Pace box connected with 2 SCART cables to TV (Component) and DVD Recorder (composite).
Will still be able to record to external recorder then as well as the internal HDD.

And the link doesn't seem to go to a photo.

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  Reply # 606188 6-Apr-2012 18:18

Yeah sorry about that! when I cut and paste the link it put a space between the ? and forumid

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  Reply # 606236 6-Apr-2012 20:19
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B1GGLZ: Many thanks Guys.
More outputs than I expected. The SCART sockets are a bonus as I already have my Pace box connected with 2 SCART cables to TV (Component) and DVD Recorder (composite).
Will still be able to record to external recorder then as well as the internal HDD.



Don't think the external recorder will work, at least not for all all channels. The connectors are there, but my understanding is that Sky have enabled macrovision and CGMS/A on the mysky boxes for premium channels such as Sky movies, to stop external recording. (Perhaps someone with a mysky can confirm?)

This is the main reason I haven't upgraded - I have a DVD recorder and like to watch recordings in other rooms, and catch up on recorded content on the laptop when stuck in hotel rooms on work trips etc. I could connect a macrovision suppressor or record in HD off the HDMI output (I have the equipment to do all of this already), but it's more devices requiring more scarce power sockets, more complexity, and so far I just can't be bothered.



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  Reply # 606267 6-Apr-2012 21:55
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JimmyH:

Don't think the external recorder will work, at least not for all all channels. The connectors are there, but my understanding is that Sky have enabled macrovision and CGMS/A on the mysky boxes for premium channels such as Sky movies, to stop external recording. (Perhaps someone with a mysky can confirm?)

Yeah. I know a lot of their Movies, Sport etc can't be recorded externally due to encryption but I was thinking of History Channel, Vibe etc which should be OK to burn a DVD ocasionally.

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