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Topic # 30291 3-Feb-2009 20:52
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SKY VCR Input Channel 199

wondering what this is used for?

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  Reply # 193998 4-Feb-2009 14:10
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this is used as a input/passthrough channel on your sky decoder,

by using the "VCR" scart connector on the back of the decoder you can use it as an input (with the correct cable) from an external source

this is handy if you have less av inputs on your tv than input devices

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  Reply # 194105 4-Feb-2009 20:18
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thats what I thought, my settings for the TV scart is RGB and vcr scart is compoiste

I attached a lead from the composite line out of my dvd and plugged it into the sky vcr scart
and got a black screen when I select the channel 199


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  Reply # 194145 4-Feb-2009 22:59
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what cable were you using?

if you were trying to use the sky provided scart to composite lead then it won't work, as the rcas are connected to the output pins of the scart instead of the input pins,

if you want to use this the easiest way is to go to dick smiths and get one of those scart to av converters that have an in/out switch on them

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  Reply # 194779 8-Feb-2009 19:58
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I was using the std sky cable,
I guess it wasnt wired for input, I knew it must be something like that!


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