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Master Geek


Topic # 87762 6-Aug-2011 13:39
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I connect my MySky box to my set with a HDMI lead. To get a second output (non HD) it would appear I have the following options:
  • Video Out
  • S-Video Out
  • TV SCART
    1. Composite
    2. Component
    3. RGB
    4. S-Video
  • VCR SCART (Audio level fixed!)
    1. Composite
    2. Component
    3. S-Video
 I have cabling to suit any of these, but I have 2 SCART cables:
  • One (labelled Croma Terminated) that has a yellow S-Video type plug and 1 each Red and White Audio RCAs
  • The other is has a Black S-Video type plug, a Yellow Video RCA and 1 each Red and White Audio RCAs
 So which of this will give me the best output?

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Ultimate Geek
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  Reply # 502744 6-Aug-2011 14:20
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s-Video if mysky outputs on that. Still, wont take you long to test esp as one of your cables has both options!!




Mark Ascroft
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Master Geek


  Reply # 502806 6-Aug-2011 17:53
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Cool Mark, thank you very much

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Reply # 508613 18-Aug-2011 15:12
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I think you can get HD over component, for sports at least, but not movies.  At least that's what I used to do when I had HDMI connected to my TV and component connected to my non-HDMI projector.  Gave great picture for watching the rugby Wink

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  Reply # 508753 18-Aug-2011 21:40
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If you care about keeping everything in HD, you can get an HDMI splitter like this one:

http://octavainc.com/HDMI%20distribution%20amp_splitter%202%20port.html

Which should work. Alternatively an HDFury and a component splitter would also let you run HD output to both TVs.

Or, if you are feeling wealthy, I notice in their flyer yesterday that Jaycar has a wireless HDMI sender/receiver for $475 (catalog AR1875). You could always find out whether buying two would let you beam the signal to both TVs.

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