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# 20880 8-Apr-2008 19:03
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ok, heres the deal i cant get a video signal when using scart to comonent for sky, i had a search but couldnt find anything useful.

ive got a sony bravia 40" LCD about a year old, it has 2 RGB inputs,
i just bought a scart - component cable, it has r,g,b and audio l/r, and also the yellow composite cable,

ive plugged it all in (bar the yellow one) changed the setting on the decoder to RGB but there is no picture just sound,
i read on another thread that the yellow one is need for syncing? but where would i put this one, or is something else wrong?

any help appreciated

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  # 122186 8-Apr-2008 19:40
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Ummm, I suspect your Sony infact has Component Y,Cr,Cb or Y,Pr,Pb not pure RGB on those RGB coloured connectors. Does you Sky box offer Component in the TV SCART setup, it will be after RGB.

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  # 122191 8-Apr-2008 20:07
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yes thats right it has the y, cr, cb or pr, pb i think,

however the sky setup doesnt have component, just composite, s-video and RGB, can i update the software on the box somehow? or am i screwed?

 
 
 
 


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  # 122192 8-Apr-2008 20:22
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Actually with the crap PQ that comes from Sky you may as well stay with Svideo and forget about component..




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  # 122194 8-Apr-2008 20:23
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All Sky boxs except the original PACE DSR600 and Zenith boxs support component, the model is normally on the back or bottom of the box. But if its not in the menu for selection then the box does not support it, you will need to contact sky and ask them to replace it, they normally charge a fee for this, but if you whinge a bit you might get lucky.

old3eyes I agree the low bit rates sky uses will limit what advantages can be gained, most modern panel displays have dismal PAL decoders, removing PAL (composite or S-Vid) from the equation does make a significant difference on most panel displays. The Movie channels are encoded with sufficient rate to appreciate this change.

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  # 122195 8-Apr-2008 20:24
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crap, i just went and bought the component cable,

is there anyway to get it working with component?

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  # 122197 8-Apr-2008 20:27
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is there anyway to get it working with component?


No.

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  # 122199 8-Apr-2008 20:37
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just read your post after i posted :P,

lucky me ive got a zenith and a pace dsr620

 
 
 
 


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  # 122213 8-Apr-2008 21:49
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Slightly off the topic here but you do not need to buy the scart to component cable. If you had rung Sky you can request they send you a component cable. You would then have to send them back what ever cable you are not using but would likely save you a few $$$. (don't know if you can send your purchased one back?)

A bit more on topic. I had a similar problem recently. Can't remember the model decoder I had but it was one of the original Pace ones. I was also having problems with my 2.4 GHz phones and wireless interferring with the decoder so got a Sky tech around to sort it all out with a new decoder for me at no chanrge fortunatley. To be honest I cannot tell that much difference with most programs between my old S-VHS setup and the component.

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  # 122307 9-Apr-2008 13:41

indeed, most of the time they're sent out free, if you go into your local sky branch + ask they'll probably just hand you one (well, sky does in dunedin at least)

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