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# 20357 22-Mar-2008 23:43
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Hi, this question may of come up before so apologies incase it has,

I'm setting up a home theater system for the people I'm staying with tomorrow, they have one of the motorola sky boxes (2 years old max). We have a SCART to component cable which I'm going to use, just wondering when I change the setting on the sky box to use component will it change both SCART outputs to use component or just one?
Reason I'm asking is we want component going to the TV and normal composite to the DVD recorder they have.

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  # 118142 23-Mar-2008 06:13
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The sky boxes have two settings, once for TV Scart, the other for VCR scart, the VCR scart from memory only supports SVideo/Composite, so component is only supported on the TV Scart.

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  # 118147 23-Mar-2008 07:55
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Pretty much as Bartender says, the TV SCART supports composite, S-Video, RGB, or Component. When either RGB or Component is output the TV Scart will also output composite simultaneously, with RGB the composite is used to sync the display, with Component its not needed but can be used for feeding something else. The VCR SCART will support composite or S-Video, however some STBs will only support composite on the VCR SCART if RGB or Component is selected on the TV SCART. Ofcourse the motorolas still have composite on RCA as well.



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  # 118442 24-Mar-2008 21:40
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Thanks for that, I got it wired up using a Monster SCART to Component cable.
Picture qual wise, I can def see what people are saying with Sky compressing the heck out of some channels compared to others.
e.g C4 looked a little cloudy but when changed to Sky Movies it would be hard to mistake it from watching a DVD.

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  # 118464 25-Mar-2008 07:25
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DjShadow: Thanks for that, I got it wired up using a Monster SCART to Component cable..

Wow,  I didn't know suckers bought those cables, unless it was your first purchase as part of your HT setup at home and didn't know any better, then it's excuseable, otherwise.....

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People should know better....

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  # 118503 25-Mar-2008 12:05
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Since the margins on them are so high, retailers will often discount heaps or throw one in to seal a sale on a tv etc. Small cost to them and huge percieved value to most people since the price on the shelf is so high.


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