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Topic # 6179 2-Jan-2006 22:11
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OK, got this new funky LCD TV which is all good.

However I want to get s-video going but the Sky SCART output only has RCAs. So I have the three outputs going in to my receiver and then take the video RCA out back to the TV. (to another AV from the DVD which is on s-video - the receiver doesn't seem to like taking back a s-video to the TV if the input was RCA)

The picture is OK, however I was thinking about getting the DSE converter that means I could take an s-video lead back in to the TV (probably not even taking it through the receiver although may do that so I can swap between DVD/Skt using only the receiver rather than tha AV on the TV) - and still take the audio in to the receiver.

Does anybody have a better idea?

Also, I understand that Sky is going to broadcast on 5.1 on some channels later on - how would this work with SCART BTW?


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  Reply # 25695 4-Jan-2006 11:30
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Hi Ascroft. If your TV only has S-video, and the Sky SCART only carries composite, then a rca to s-video converter is your only real choice. I would stick to switching it through your amp for convenience though. Don't have a sky decoder so can't help you with the 5.1 sound problem. Does it have a digital coax or optical output? Not sure SCART carries digital audio (anyone???).

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  Reply # 25714 4-Jan-2006 17:42
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SCART is plain stereo sound. 5.1 has to go to a proper decoder that can decode the signal.

I don't have mysky/sky but i assuming that mysky has optical/digital coax out for 5.1.

and also, SCART-S-Video, if you look hard enough, you may be able to find SCART with S-Video as well as RCA. if all fails, check out PS2/XBox's connector. :-D

or even get the SCART adapter with RCA+S-Video port.

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  Reply # 25750 5-Jan-2006 09:07
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chiefie: ..and also, SCART-S-Video, if you look hard enough, you may be able to find SCART with S-Video as well as RCA.

SCART will carry composite, s-video and RGB, but it depends if the device has these options wired up. The base sky decoder may only output composite over SCART. Can't be as crap as the TCL digital box though :o)



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  Reply # 26912 23-Jan-2006 09:21
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I don't have sky but do have a Bravia, and would have thought that you would be trying to get the component inputs on the job rather than S-Video.

I understand that on the Sky boxes you can get the scart to output RGB, you can then buy a converter that takes the RGB and converts into component, and then plug this into your TV. You might also want to check the BRAVIA manual as some LCD screens take both RGB and component on the component inputs and so you could plug the SCART straight in.

Second alternative is that I understand that SKY were / are going to software upgrade their box to convert component as well as RGB, again in which case problem solved.

Last alternative is to get MySky, which I am about to (to upgrade from Telstra digital), which outputs component native and also is ready for 5.1 sound when Sky start this on the movie channels in a couple of months.

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  Reply # 26925 23-Jan-2006 14:14
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go and see Sky and they will give you a scart to RCA-S-Video cable for free. I run my sony widescreen crt off this as its a better picture. if your in wellington the sky place is in Tory street.

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