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Thread: TV/SKY/DVD Connection help required

  1. #1
    Join Date: Jun 2009

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    I'm Lee.

    Default TV/SKY/DVD Connection help required

    Hi,

    I'm after a bit of advice regarding my tv setup. I hardly use my dvd recorder but now that I just have, I noticed that the sky picture viewed via the dvd box is fuzzy.

    I'm sure I've got a connection wrong somewhere. It's wired up like this:

    RF Aerial > TV
    SKY Cables > Sky Box
    Scart 1 out of Sky Box into TV (AV1)
    Scart 2 out of Sky Box into DVD
    Scart 3 out of DVD into TV (AV2)

    No other RF cables used as I only need that if I want to watch or record freeview from the TV's tuner, everything else is watched and recorded from the Sky Box via Scart.

    What have I done wrong? Do I need to daisy chain those RF leads?
    Lee

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    Join Date: Mar 2009

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    daisy chaining rf wont make any odds...
    are you using cheap scart leads? .. thats usually the cause of fuzzyness
    Hamish

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    Join Date: Mar 2009

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    also, on the back of the dvd recorder make sure you have the correct conection conected to the tv... "tv" conection for tv, "decoder"(sometimes blue) conection for sky... sorry if im stating the obvious
    Hamish

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    Try making and breaking the connections to see if it improves the picture.

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    Ok, most of 'em are cheap scarts. I'll check.
    Lee

    Independent Apple tech support guy at Macnology

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    them really cheap thin ones are a waste of time, you dont need to spend loads to get a slightly chunky one that should solve your problems if that is the cause
    Hamish

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    Scart 2 from the Sky box is meant to feed a VCR - its' output is S-VHS IIRC.
    Chris



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    Thanks guys, looks like I might have to get a couple of scart leads. What do I need to spend? Any recommendations?
    Lee

    Independent Apple tech support guy at Macnology

    Gear: iMac > ALAC > Airport Express > Beresford Caiman DAC > Mark Grant IC > Audiolab 8000S > Chord Rumour Speaker Cable > Dynaudio Audience 42 Speakers > Grado SR80 Headphones

    Vinyl: 90's Rega Planar 2, RB250, Bias Cart, Rega Fono Mini

    Last.fm

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    Join Date: Mar 2009

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    Hmm, not much... Let me see if I can dig a couple out for you ... I'm all hdmi these days
    Hamish

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    Does the fuzz look like interferance? Does it sorta move over the screen in lines?
    Hamish

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