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Topic # 5217 10-Oct-2005 10:50
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Hi there,

Last week i purchased a 43in Pioneer Plasma, i also have a Motorola Sky box which has 2 scart outputs. (no s-vid)

I have been looking for the best video output connection and stumbled across a RGB to Component Converter at Harvey Normans. I purchased this "on-trail" from them, at a staggering price of $500 plus cables!!!! (yes RIP off)

I then did a search online with the model number in hand, and found that Jaycars do the exact same model in NZ for $149!!!

At the same time i found that Jaycars do a Scart Plug to 5 RCA RGB and Audio - 1.5m which is a ConCord Brand ($49).

In the weekend I tested the Scart-to-Scart (monster2) to RGB converter - to - Component (Monster2) v's a Monster2 Scart-to-s-Video cable and there was a very noticable difference (converter won). I also tested a Scart to Composit (3xRCA) and the converter came out best again.

I have always been sceptical about the price of cables and the visable quality difference between cheap-average-expensive but this definitly did make an improvement... the easiest place to look at the difference seemed to be through the sky menu system (closet to a test pattern as i could get).

My question: is the Scart to 5xRCA RGB any good? will this work? Im a little confused as I did some reading and some posts have said that you cannot have a scart RGB to component cable... it has to be converted.

Am I missing something, maybe that is true for some tuners but with the sky box you can change the output settings (RGB, Comp, S-Vid)

Help appreciated.


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  Reply # 21542 14-Oct-2005 20:39
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I have the same box, rim up sky and see if you can get a SCART - S-Video plug, we got one for our plasma, the guy said sky doesnt have the software for a higher quality connection at the moment but will in a few months.

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