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#15864 12-Sep-2007 11:11
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Good morning,

I have searched and didn't really find anything here, but it's probably the way I'm searching. I'm huessing this has been asked 100 times.

I've got a new Media PC and have installed the Winfast TV2000 card in it. I've also got a Samsung 40" LCD. I want to use the PC as a PVR.

So far, I've connected the Sky decoder to the tuner card and am able to get a really crappy picture through UHF 24. i even tried using the RGB connectors on the back of the Sky box and using an AV cable to conect to the S-Video port on the card (using supplied dongle) and the picture is the same.

I'm figuring I should be able to get a much better picture and I've done research elsewhere and apparently you can connect the TV to the tuner and pick up the Sky signal from that. Is that correct? Any ideas how to go about it?

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  #86384 12-Sep-2007 11:49
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You would be best to get a new cable for your sky box that has scart to s-video + RCA audio.

I think you can even get them for free from sky.

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  #86386 12-Sep-2007 12:09
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Best picture is with component, then composite. Coaxial is terrible. I have the sky box running to my tv tuner and the quality is terrible.

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  #86387 12-Sep-2007 12:13
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I'm assuming something like this then:

http://www.jaycar.co.nz/productView.asp?ID=WQ7247&CATID=&keywords=scart&SPECIAL=&form=KEYWORD&ProdCodeOnly=&Keyword1=&Keyword2=&pageNumber=&priceMin=&priceMax=&SUBCATID=



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  #86401 12-Sep-2007 14:03
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Yep, that will do it.

S-Video\RCA to your tuner.

I have this setup with VGA from the PC to a sony bravia LCD - picture is pretty good, not as good as stright to the TV via component though.

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  #86424 12-Sep-2007 16:04
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geekiegeek: Yep, that will do it.

S-Video\RCA to your tuner.


Does the WinFast 2000 have an s-video input for the video? I took a quick look at the specs but it wasnt obvious there.  It seems to use a mini-din to video + audio cable, but it may just be composite video.  Best to be checking that before buying a cable!




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  #86438 12-Sep-2007 17:18
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I think I got the right one!

The stupid web site has 4 different models of the same card and I don't remember what it exactly looked like.

Anyway, if it doesn't work, it might end up on Trade Me!

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  #86446 12-Sep-2007 18:07
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Anyway, if it doesn't work, it might end up on Trade Me!


if you've kept your receipt you can probably get it changed if it happens to be the wrong one - most places are usually ok at doing that, well with the cheap cables anyway..




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