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# 38954 6-Aug-2009 17:04
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Hi, I have a sky decoder model # pace ds230nnz with 2 scart outputs. I'm using one to connect to my tv via component and I'd like to upgrade my composite connection to my dvd recorder with the other one. I'm not sure of the following:

- am I able to connect scart to scart to my dvd, and have it carry audio & video?

- am I even able to do that with the scart connections I have on my dvd recorder? And which scart connection would I use? I assume it would be the one marked AV2 (please see pic ).

- what would give me a better picture, scart to scart or scart to s-video? component is not an option as my dvd doesn't have component in.

Sorry if this is obvious, but scart is new to me, as we don't use it in Canada. I've tried googling but couldn't figure it out, and my dvd manual is not any help in this regard. Thanks.

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  # 243855 7-Aug-2009 10:58
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You should be able to use a SCART to SCART cable. Be careful, as SCART cables are directional: any particular cable can be input, output, switchable or bi-directional. In your case you are hooking up a DVD recorder so bi-directional would be best. The AV2 plug looks right to me. Re your 'better picture question': the SCART cable should carry S-Video as well. There are two levels of decision: 1) how do I physically connect and 2) how do I set up the devices at each end for input/output type. (S-video, in my opinion, is a fine alternative to component. I was really happy with it before I went to HDMI.)

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