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What connections are used from set top box to TV (such as SCART) ?

What connections are used from set top box to TV (such as SCART) ?

What connections are used from set top box to TV (such as SCART
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You can use the following ways to connect a set-top box to a TV:

1. SCART on STB to SCART on TV. This provides the best possible connection, with stereo sound and "RGB" highest quality connection;

2. SCART on STB to composite on TV. Older TVs without SCART connections usually have "composite" inputs, usually three "phono" sockets (often red, white and yellow). This offers stereo sound and good picture quality. You will need a special cable from a high-street retailer.

3. UHF ("aerial lead") box to TV. This requires that the STB you choose (all Sky, MOST Freeview) has a UHF output. You will need to "tune" the TV into the box, and you will get OK pictures and only mono sound.

If you are stuck with mono or poor quality sound on the TV, you can still use the SCART output (and the same cable as 2) to a separate amplifier to listen in stereo.

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Tuesday, 13 September 2011

8:05 PM

Wendy: OK, do this.

One SCART from the TV to the VIRGIN box's SCART port marked TV

One SCART from the VIRGIN box's SCART marked VCR to the vhs/dvd player/recorder combo.

To watch Virgin, put the Virgin box on.

To watch VHS/DVD put Virgin into stand-by mode.

You can also record from "showing" Virgin channel or playback to VCR.

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Briantist's 38,899 posts GB flag
8:10 PM

Thankyou so much, will give it a go. Will let you know ok.

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Wendy's 4 posts GB flag
Wednesday, 21 September 2011
3:20 PM

How do i connect a freesat box to vcr and then to the tv,am also having problems tuning them in all together.

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Patrick's 1 post GB flag
Thursday, 22 September 2011
6:12 PM

Hope you can help with this. The new Virgin V HD box is a Cisco with only one scart on the back. With my Sky I can send the signal around the house with the RF out. Can I use this scart to put the signal through an old VCR and output it through the RF out to the rest of the house? Thanks

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Derek's 2 posts GB flag

9:17 PM

Derek: Basically yes! as you would just couple the Virgin boxes scart output into your VCR's set top box scart input, selecting this input on the VCR, then the VCR's RF modulator would output this scart input as though it was anything else.

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jb38's 7,179 posts GB flag
Friday, 23 September 2011
2:48 PM

Thanks Thats a great help

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Derek's 2 posts GB flag
5:58 PM

hi i have just set up freeview box in my daughters room to use on their old telly, it automatically switches to av channel, but there is no picture, the aerial point in the room has a splitter plugged into it coz my other daughters telly has freeview built in and works fine, what am i doing wrong,
this is the second box i bought as the first got it up and running but the picture would only stay on for 2 seconds then disappeared

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lisa's 1 post GB flag
Saturday, 24 September 2011
Jonathan Chilvers
10:24 AM

I have an old panasonic tv (TX-25CK1) and have connected a BUSH (BU10FVZS1) set top box via a SCART lead. However the set up screen is not displaying on AV or any of the channels via manual tuning. I've checked the obvious things - the box is on, cable is properly plugged in etc. Any ideas?

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Jonathan Chilvers's 1 post GB flag
Thursday, 29 September 2011

10:02 PM

Jonathan Chilvers: The TV should autodetect the SCART device coming on, if it isn't, I would try another SCART lead.

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Briantist's 38,899 posts GB flag
Tuesday, 4 October 2011
3:09 PM

hi can you help please, can you tell me the right way to connect a hdtv, virgin v box and a Panasonic dmr-ez48veb dvd recorder please, which scarts go where etc, would be really grateful

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