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Topic # 28641 7-Dec-2008 09:52
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What is the best way to connect my STB (DS230N) to my TV/DVD Recorder/Home theatre receiver? I have a SCART-Composite lead and a SCART-SCART lead, but the only thing that works is the RF lead (from STB-DVD Recorder) Have tried changing the SCART setup via Sky but it only gives me Composite or S-Video option. I rang Sky and the 'technician' told me that I have picture & audio (via RF) so whats the problem! If it helps I have TV-TH-42PV80AZ, DVD-R DMR-EH58 , Home Theatre SA-HT65. All Panasonic. I also have 2 HDMI leads, an optical lead and a s**tload of RCA leads.

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  Reply # 182577 7-Dec-2008 12:54
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Is your scart - composite lead in or out? if it is the wrong one then it is sending your tv/vcr/dvd into the sky instead of vice versa.
If your tv/dvd has scart then i would use this. 
I have on my sky box -
Composite rca out - My TV
Scart 1 - My DVD Recorder
Scart 2 - My amp with projector
RF - Rest of house.

If it is not working then get them to replace the box.


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  Reply # 182580 7-Dec-2008 13:48
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Yeah I bought what I thought was a scart to s-video lead but it was actually an s-video to scart lead... There was only a tiny little arrow pointing one way on the packaging to indicate that.

Use a scart to component if you can for the best picture quality though

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  Reply # 182663 8-Dec-2008 07:59
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Thanks for the help. My SCART-SCART lead tells me it goes both ways. The SCART-Composite came with th STB so I would assume
that its the right one. Will try a SCART-Component lead.

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