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Topic # 29672 14-Jan-2009 19:34
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So reading a few threads and a phone call later we got upgraded to the latest small silver SKY stb. The installer provided a scart to component (RGB) cable but after pluging it all in the quality is IMHO worse than the old zenith on s-video. There is definatly more noise on the picture and a bit of macroblocking going on.
The new SKY blue cable seems a bit weedy. Anybody got any thoughts about swapping it out.

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  Reply # 190371 18-Jan-2009 14:04
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FishHo: So reading a few threads and a phone call later we got upgraded to the latest small silver?SKY stb. The installer provided a scart to component (RGB) cable but after pluging it all in the quality is IMHO worse than the old zenith on s-video. There is definatly more noise on the picture and a bit of macroblocking going on.
The new SKY blue cable seems a bit weedy. Anybody got any thoughts about swapping it out.


I never had any problems with those cables when I was installing Sky, they provided just as good a picture as the expensive Monster cables that HN sold people for exhorbitant amounts. I had far more problems with other techs not setting up the decoder correctly. Go into the setup menu, and check that the Scart settings are correct - TV Scart set to Component (Not RGB!), VCR Scart to Composite (or S-Video if that's what you're using). Also, check the TV setting is set for widescreen (assuming your TV is widescreen). Next thing to check is that the Scart-Component cable is actually plugged into the TV Scart socket on the decoder, and your TV is set to 16:9, Full, or whatever depending on the make.

If you're getting pixellating on only a few channels (3, 21, 34, 41, 64) check if you have a 1.8GHz DECT device (usually a phone) in the house as it could be interferring.

Hope that helps.

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