Geekzone: technology news, blogs, forums
Guest
Welcome Guest.
You haven't logged in yet. If you don't have an account you can register now.




1184 posts

Uber Geek

Trusted

# 13440 10-May-2007 11:42
Send private message

Hi Folks

My father-in-law treated himself a new TV last night, a 42" Sony 3LCD rear pro, and he wants me to go round after work and help him get the best possible signal from his Sky decoder. He has one of the old Zenith ones, but I have no idea what outputs this box is capable of and whether they are output via SCART sockets or RCAs / S-video sockets. Can anybody please enlighten me so that I can stop by Dick Smiths on the way home.

Thank you!

Steve

Create new topic
7058 posts

Uber Geek

Trusted
Subscriber

  # 70187 10-May-2007 16:34
Send private message

It does composite, S-Video, and RGB. So in your case the best you can do is S-Video.

Can I suggest that if you go the S-Video route that you get a SCART adaptor (P6674) and a S-Video cable. DSE does have a direct SCART to S-Video cable but it the wrong way around.

You may be well better to also hassle sky to upgrade the decoder to one of the newer ones that support Component video out. The only decoders that dont support component video are the Zenith and the old DSR-600/620 Pace decoders. All the Motorola and Pace DSR-2000 and DS-230 support component video.

Cyril

3000 posts

Uber Geek

Trusted

# 70210 10-May-2007 17:58
Send private message

Can you possibly upgrade? We have the pace, it's utterly terrible image quality over horrid composite and the audio has a really bad hiss..

Other than the horrible picture and hissy sound, Sky has been great.

 
 
 
 


7058 posts

Uber Geek

Trusted
Subscriber

  # 70211 10-May-2007 17:59
Send private message

Which pace?

268 posts

Ultimate Geek

Trusted

  # 70220 10-May-2007 18:34
Send private message

Cyril

I have the DSR-2000, so would component video be the best way to go for picture quality?  Do sky have any plans for HD?  I guess this would require replacement decoders?

Cheers

David

7058 posts

Uber Geek

Trusted
Subscriber

  # 70224 10-May-2007 19:09
Send private message

The DSR-2000 does support component video, if you go into the SCART setup menu you will see this is an option offered. This will give you the best interconnect between the STB and your TV, however any limitation elsewhere in the sky transmission system may limit what you get.

If it were me I would use component video if I had the option as this bypasses a significant piece of historical and limiting technology both in the Sky STB and your TV.

The current Sky STB's including the MySky are only SD (Standard Definition) devices, with a maximum resolution of 720x576. Sky indicate that HD will be available sometime next year, this will require a new STB. Based on NDS/Newscorp operations elsewhere in the world, expect any HD STB that Sky roll out to be a PVR device (ie a HD MySky).

Cyril

Create new topic



Twitter and LinkedIn »



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when new discussions are posted in our forums:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when news items and blogs are posted in our frontpage:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when tech item prices are listed in our price comparison site:





News »

Chorus to launch Hyperfibre service
Posted 18-Nov-2019 15:00


Microsoft launches first Experience Center worldwide for Asia Pacific in Singapore
Posted 13-Nov-2019 13:08


Disney+ comes to LG Smart TVs
Posted 13-Nov-2019 12:55


Spark launches new wireless broadband "Unplan Metro"
Posted 11-Nov-2019 08:19


Malwarebytes overhauls flagship product with new UI, faster engine and lighter footprint
Posted 6-Nov-2019 11:48


CarbonClick launches into Digital Marketplaces
Posted 6-Nov-2019 11:42


Kordia offers Microsoft Azure Peering Service
Posted 6-Nov-2019 11:41


Spark 5G live on Auckland Harbour for Emirates Team New Zealand
Posted 4-Nov-2019 17:30


BNZ and Vodafone partner to boost NZ Tech for SME
Posted 31-Oct-2019 17:14


Nokia 7.2 available in New Zealand
Posted 31-Oct-2019 16:24


2talk launches Microsoft Teams Direct Routing product
Posted 29-Oct-2019 10:35


New Breast Cancer Foundation app puts power in Kiwi women's hands
Posted 25-Oct-2019 16:13


OPPO Reno2 Series lands, alongside hybrid noise-cancelling Wireless Headphones
Posted 24-Oct-2019 15:32


Waikato Data Scientists awarded $13 million from the Government
Posted 24-Oct-2019 15:27


D-Link launches Wave 2 Unified Access Points
Posted 24-Oct-2019 15:07



Geekzone Live »

Try automatic live updates from Geekzone directly in your browser, without refreshing the page, with Geekzone Live now.


Support Geekzone »

Our community of supporters help make Geekzone possible. Click the button below to join them.

Support Geezone on PressPatron



Are you subscribed to our RSS feed? You can download the latest headlines and summaries from our stories directly to your computer or smartphone by using a feed reader.

Alternatively, you can receive a daily email with Geekzone updates.