[mythtv-users] I got this far and now i am frustrated

Fintan Gaughan fgaughan at gmail.com
Sat May 13 18:59:52 EDT 2006


On 05/05/06, Francesco Peeters <francesco at fampeeters.com> wrote:
> David Watkins schreef:
> >>Now to find cable etc for the back of tv but in pc world uk its 25 ..
> >
> >
> > 25 sounds a bit steep - I'd have though 15 would be more reasonable
> > - try Maplin or Dixons.
> >
> >
> >>i am not sure which to get.
> >>The tv only has scart and ariel connection( this tv will have to do
> >>till we save up for a new one with PC connection.
> >>
> >
> >
> > The trouble with SCART is that it supports different type of input
> > (S-Video, Composite Video, RGB etc) so you need to read your TV manual
> > to find out what inputs it accepts on the SCART socket (Sometimes it
> > accepts them all and autodetects or you need to change the TV setup
> > depending on what you're sending).
>
> Sometimes the remote suffices... Just press the line-in button
> repeatedly, and it will usually scroll through the available options...
>
> My old TV showed, for instance, the following choices:
> Video1
> rgb1
> Video2
> rgb2
> S-VHS-3
>
> My new TV does:
> Ext1 (composite)
> Ext2
> S-VHS2
>
> By then looking at the available plugs, you can pretty much figure out
> your options.
>
> The old TV had 2 scarts and 1 S-Video input
> The new TV has 2 scarts, period.
>
> So the old TV supported Composite and RGB on the scarts, and S-VHS on
> the S-Video plug
> The new one supports Composite only on Scart1 and Composite and S-VHS on
> Scart2.
>
> >
> > So you a get variety of cables with SCART at one end and something
> > else at the other.
> >
>
> Yeah! Ain't that fun?
>
> > For S-Video the something else will be a small round DIN plug(Video)
> > and two phono plugs(stereo audio)
> >
> > For composite it will be three phono plugs.
>
> Or 6 plugs for bi-dir cables, obviously
> >
> > And I suspect that, like me, you won't need to worry about RGB.
> >
> > SCART cable are also directional, so you get a cable dedicated to one
> > direction, or with a switch on the SCART end to determine whether it
> > is the input of the output.
>
> Or fully wired bi-dir cables, which'll allow you to experiment. (I've
> seen some weird stuff in my time, like having to combine Line OUT with
> Video-IN to get both picture and sound... Stuff that non-bi-dir cables
> won't allow you to tweak.
>
> --

Thanks everyone i have mythtv up and running  :-)
brilliant piece of kit i am well chuffed


fintan


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