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Asmodeus

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#27963 12-Nov-2008 15:10
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Hi guys,

Im trying to connect my silver Pace sky stb to the s-video input on my htpc but I'm having no luck. This is really frustrating as it should be so simple. I have composite and component working fine.

Ive gone to the advanced settings on the sky stb and changed the scart settings to s-video but no joy. Have had a fiddle round with a few of those settings but nothing.

In the analogue signal preview screen on VMC it shows the sky signal but its barely visible. The picture slowly "pans" across the screen, has a lot of interference and is all green.... If I output scart to composite then use an s-video adaptor, it works fine...

Cant seem to get it working when I plug it dirctly into my tv either, just black and no sound. Have tried both scart outputs on the stb.

Is it the cable or have I missed a setting on the stb?




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  #177579 12-Nov-2008 15:20
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Sounds like you have a faulty cable.
Or it could be that the cable is actually S-video to SCART and not SCART to S-video.
SCART only works in one direction and you have to have the right cable. 

My SCART - S-video cable actually has a switch on the SCART plug that allows you change which way you want the SCART plug to work.

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  #177581 12-Nov-2008 15:25
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CYaBro: Sounds like you have a faulty cable.
Or it could be that the cable is actually S-video to SCART and not SCART to S-video.
SCART only works in one direction and you have to have the right cable. 

My SCART - S-video cable actually has a switch on the SCART plug that allows you change which way you want the SCART plug to work.


lol, damnit, you're right! The signal path goes from the RCAs/s-video to the scart...

Didn't realise they were one way, and the arrow indicating this on the packaging is tiny!

Cheers mate Embarassed

EDIT: oh, and where did you get the multidirectional one from?




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  #177584 12-Nov-2008 15:58
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Asmodeus:
CYaBro: Sounds like you have a faulty cable.
Or it could be that the cable is actually S-video to SCART and not SCART to S-video.
SCART only works in one direction and you have to have the right cable. 

My SCART - S-video cable actually has a switch on the SCART plug that allows you change which way you want the SCART plug to work.


lol, damnit, you're right! The signal path goes from the RCAs/s-video to the scart...

Didn't realise they were one way, and the arrow indicating this on the packaging is tiny!

Cheers mate Embarassed

EDIT: oh, and where did you get the multidirectional one from?


I've never seen a premade cable with one of these switches but I've seen SCART connectors with 3 x RCA plugs (for composite and audio) and 1 x s video on the back that have a switch on the SCART plug itself for input/output.

You can then run your own RCA or s-video leads from the scart plug and make the cable whatever length you want. I've seen these at DSE, Jaycar and Bunnings.



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  #177589 12-Nov-2008 16:38
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My one is a 10M Pudney cable that I got from a mate last year.

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  #177599 12-Nov-2008 17:03
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Thanks guys. Just went and swapped it for its evil twin, works fine now ;)

The guy at Jaycar knew what I was there for as soon as I walked in with it lol




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