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#20343 22-Mar-2008 12:01
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I just got a Sony Bravia LCD today to replace the aging 29" CRT that was in our lounge.

What I want to know is, if I got to the Sky office, will they sway my scart to composite cable to a scart to component for free?

Is there any noticable difference between the two types of cabling with the Sky decoder?

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  #118027 22-Mar-2008 12:04
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The macro blocking becomes more obvious and you get to appreciate the disgusting picture quality (especially after watching Freeview DVB-S and the DVB-T H.264 transmissions) of some of the Sky channels.




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  #118028 22-Mar-2008 12:07
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So good idea or bad idea?


 
 
 
 


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  #118029 22-Mar-2008 12:17
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I am pretty sure you can just go into sky and ask for a component cable, however you will need to return the cable when you dump sky.  I recommend going and getting a JayCar WQ7255 as they are good cables.




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  #118081 22-Mar-2008 18:49
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When I went to a 46" set I bought a SCART > svideo cable.  Looks better than the composite.  Due to the crappy bit rate I suspect that a SCART > component will make no improvement over svideo..




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  #118295 24-Mar-2008 00:17
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I have not tried svideo on mums lcd, but the component one makes the edges of the macroblocks more visable, but it fixes the colour artifacts that the tv made with composite - if you knock the sharpness back the macroblocks go away to a degree but then the text in the menus and stuff looks all soft and crappy.




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  #118512 25-Mar-2008 12:25
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Went into Sky this morning to get some cables. They gave me a SCART to S-Video for free, but there was a $19.something charge for the SCART to Component. Apprently these are only free for MySky customers.

Setup used to be like this:

Sky Decoder <------------------[Composite]------------------> TV
       |                                                                               |
       |----[Composite]----> DVD Recoder <----[Composite]----|


Now it's like:

Sky Decoder <------------------[Component]-----------------> TV
       |                                                                              |
       |----[S-Video]----> DVD Recoder <------[Component]----|
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                                           |----[2x RCA Audio]------> Stereo


It is hard to tell, but I think it also looks better with Noice Reduction turned off on the TV.

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Ahh! Now the TV won't change between widescreen and 4:3 like it did on composite for the different Sky channels. It all or nothing. Anyone know if there is a way around this? Yes I have checked the tv's auto widescreen settings and they match those set on the component input

 
 
 
 


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Ahh! Now NOTHING is coming up on my Component input from Sky, when on that channel I cant do anything (Not even bring up a menu) I have to press Prog + to take it back to normal TV and then select an input again. What is going on here?

EDIT: The TV has two component inputs. If I plug SKY into Component1 I can see it is getting a Signal (As the TV displays 576/50i) and I get sound, however the screen is blank. If I plug Sky into component 2 it works fine.

If I plug the DVD recorder into either Component1 or Component2 it works fine (And displays 576/50p)

Sky worked on Component 1 when I first set it up an hour ago. What has happened here?! Has something, somehow been fried in the TV on the component input that doesnt like what sky is outputting?

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