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# 36965 5-Jul-2009 15:40
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Hi There

Just brought me a Premium Gold Scart to Component and Composite Cable which has 6 RCA Plugs have plugged them into my tv which is a Sony Bravia which have the component video output i have plug the scrat into my sky and then into my tv the guy siad that i only use 5 of the RCA plugs have matched the colours and changed my channel i have sound but no picture - can anyone help i have changed my sky decoder settings to componet somposite and still no picture have tried all settings in the VCR scart setup but nothing any help

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  # 231185 5-Jul-2009 16:10
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Have a look at which component input you have plugged in to on your TV and make sure you have selected the correct AV channel. The inputs will be labeled AV1, AV2 or simliar. You should have the red-green-blue cables for the picture and the red-white for the sound. If you have the Sky set to output component make sure you have the scart plugged into the correct output on the sky box. The sky box has two scart plugs usually labeled TV & VCR. You can select different outputs for both so make sure if you have selected component output for the TV scart plug you actually have the scart cable plugged into the correct socket.

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  # 231197 5-Jul-2009 16:44
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Have you changed the switch on the Scart, should be labeled in/out. Switch it the other way see what happens.

 
 
 
 




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  # 231202 5-Jul-2009 17:06
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marmel: Have a look at which component input you have plugged in to on your TV and make sure you have selected the correct AV channel. The inputs will be labeled AV1, AV2 or simliar. You should have the red-green-blue cables for the picture and the red-white for the sound. If you have the Sky set to output component make sure you have the scart plugged into the correct output on the sky box. The sky box has two scart plugs usually labeled TV & VCR. You can select different outputs for both so make sure if you have selected component output for the TV scart plug you actually have the scart cable plugged into the correct socket.



Have it on the right channel as i can hear sky but no picture, my tv  has Blue, Green, Red and then the red and white and the Cord i have has Yellow, Red Green Blue Red White the guy told me i do not need the yellow cord which says video on it but when i  put into the Blue socket i get a picture but its black and white so i am pretty sure i need the yellow cord plug in somewhere as well as blue green and red. If i do not have the yellow cord and just the Blue Green Red then i only get sound and no picture. Also when the guy installed our sky he made it so it goes through our dvd recorder so my dvd player is plug into the Tv scrat plug and i have my new cord pluged into the VCR cord that goes to my tv

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  # 231206 5-Jul-2009 17:15
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NO don't plug the yellow cord in, this carries composite video only. If you are getting the sound but no picture I am pretty sure you have the component cables in the wrong input on the TV. If you look closely at the back panel of your TV you will probably find there are several different component inputs. You need to make sure that you plug in the red-green-blue cables into the same input as the red-white sound cables. There should be something printed on the rear panel which shows which component input the red-white sound input applies to.



This would explain why you have sound but no picture.


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  # 231207 5-Jul-2009 17:17
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Yellow carries composite so would produce B/W when plugged in to green Y input. Composite is NOT part of component signal. You need to recheck Sky decoder - are you sure you are selecting component rather than RGB. RGB will NOT work. Some Sky decoders only support RGB.




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  # 231209 5-Jul-2009 17:19
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marmel: NO don't plug the yellow cord in, this carries composite video only. If you are getting the sound but no picture I am pretty sure you have the component cables in the wrong input on the TV. If you look closely at the back panel of your TV you will probably find there are several different component inputs. You need to make sure that you plug in the red-green-blue cables into the same input as the red-white sound cables. There should be something printed on the rear panel which shows which component input the red-white sound input applies to.



This would explain why you have sound but no picture.



I have the cords all plug into the same components inputs which are all in a row Green, Blue, Red, White and Red.  But still no picture.



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  # 231210 5-Jul-2009 17:21
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what one do i choose under the Component - Composite or S-vIDEO but either way still no picutre



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  # 231212 5-Jul-2009 17:33
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or do i need my new scrat cords pluged into my dvd player and not into the tv? the cords i was using allowed to watch sky through the tv or the dvd player so these cords should still be able to just run through my tv

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  # 231246 5-Jul-2009 18:47
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Sky decoders can output either 3 or 4 different types of signal depending on make and model, i.e., composite, svideo (C/Y), RGB or component (YUV). For component to work then it has to be selected in Advanced Setup menu, i.e., if you selected composite (the signal on the yellow lead) then you will NOT get any component output. Sky decoders have two scart outputs, one is labeled TV and the other is labeled VCR and both are configured independently BUT if the TV interface is set to component then component cannot be selected on the VCR interface. You have to make sure that the setting you are refering to applies to the interface concerned. For simplicity just deal with cabling from Sky decoder to TV to start with.




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  # 231333 5-Jul-2009 21:23
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What model Sony Bravia have you got?  If it's similar to mine, you may need to make a config change on the TV, in that one of the sets of component inputs has the facility to double as a composite input.  If this is the case, go into the TV menu and have a look for a setting that allows you to toggle the input between composite and component (e.g. mine shows Video 3 / Component 1 Input).  If set to component then the three red, green and blue cables are used, but if set to video then a composite (yellow lead) signal gets fed into the green input (on my TV anyway, on yours it might be the blue input that's toggled).

(Note that I haven't actually tried feeding a composite signal into the component input on mine (when the above toggle is set to component), so I'm not totally sure if the above applies to yours, but it's worth checking).

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  # 231457 6-Jul-2009 09:56
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Just something to note in the future, if you ask Sky they'll supply a scart to componant cable at no charge. At least they did for me in Chch.

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  # 231474 6-Jul-2009 10:54
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You didn't get a scart in by mistake did you? these are rare, are the coloured plugs labeled -out?

I used a scart in cable on the old mysky to switch the the dvd player though the mysky box.


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