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Old 25-06-2013, 13:45
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Currently we have it connected via SCART but some DVD's have really quiet audio and the more we up the volume the more the "silence" hum grows. I'm assuming this is one of the downsides to SCART as sometimes wiggling the SCART solves it.

The TV has a spare HDMI port, the SCART port the DVD is using and also the RBG connectors which the PS2 currently uses. It also has a few other RBG style ports but in different colours, which I assume is for speakers.

The DVD has scart, and lots of the RBG style things, including RBG ports themselves.

What is the best way to connect the two? Can I get a RBG to SCART lead? A quick Google didn't turn much up, and most results were for a box which I'm guessing converts the signal, so I'd need to buy other cables if I used this. Is SCART to HDMI possible and a good quality? or is it better to just get a HDMI DVD player?

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Old 25-06-2013, 13:50
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Currently we have it connected via SCART but some DVD's have really quiet audio and the more we up the volume the more the "silence" hum grows. I'm assuming this is one of the downsides to SCART as sometimes wiggling the SCART solves it.

The TV has a spare HDMI port, the SCART port the DVD is using and also the RBG connectors which the PS2 currently uses. It also has a few other RBG style ports but in different colours, which I assume is for speakers.

The DVD has scart, and lots of the RBG style things, including RBG ports themselves.

What is the best way to connect the two? Can I get a RBG to SCART lead? A quick Google didn't turn much up, and most results were for a box which I'm guessing converts the signal, so I'd need to buy other cables if I used this. Is SCART to HDMI possible and a good quality? or is it better to just get a HDMI DVD player?

Thanks
If wriggling the SCARTlead cures the problem, have you tried a new SCART lead?.

SCART is RGB - the 'RGB thingies' you refer aren't RGB, they are the American Component connections.

Assuming both the TV and DVD have the five required Component connections, then you can connect them with five phono leads. However, this won't auto-switch like SCART does, and doesn't provide any better quality connection.

If you want to use HDMI then buy a new DVD player that has HDMI, but again it won't give you a better picture (unless your TV has a seriously poor scaler in it).
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Old 25-06-2013, 14:04
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SCART to HDMI recquires a converter box. SCART is analogue and HDMI is digital so no simple lead will connect one to the other. Pointless anyway as it more than likely won't make any difference to your problem.

By RBG I assume you mean RGB. But those Red, Blue and Green phono sockets could also be Component video which is not the same thing as RGB. And you cannot use a SCART to phono lead to connect a RGB SCART to a Component video input.

Those other sockets, presumably red, white and yellow are composite video and audio inputs. Your TV would be almost unique if it had connections for speakers.

There is no reason why you should be getting hum on the SCART connection unless you are using a cheap and nasty SCART lead. A proper fully screened lead should be perfectly capable of hum free audio. There are other reasons why you might be getting hum, some of which you may be able to solve but if it is down to the equipment you are using then there may be nothing you can do other than see if it can be repaired or replaced.

I would try a better quality SCART lead initially. It is after all far cheaper than a new player. You don't have to spend a fortune, for example there is this for under a fiver

http://cpc.farnell.com/pro-signal/ps...lug/dp/AV13920
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Old 01-03-2014, 19:35
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I have a similar problem with my DVD player. It is a Blu Ray machine, and has HDMI only. In order that we can watch DVDs in another room, I have to use an HDMI to SCART converter, but putting it through that gives a watchable but analogue quality picture, and QUIET AUDIO.

The picture is no problem - it is the sound that is the problem. Should I also try a better SCART lead to try to get better audio coming through? Thanks.
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Old 01-03-2014, 19:41
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I have a similar problem with my DVD player. It is a Blu Ray machine, and has HDMI only. In order that we can watch DVDs in another room, I have to use an HDMI to SCART converter, but putting it through that gives a watchable but analogue quality picture, and QUIET AUDIO.

The picture is no problem - it is the sound that is the problem. Should I also try a better SCART lead to try to get better audio coming through? Thanks.
Unless the lead is particularly crap or faulty then changing it will make no difference. Try it by all means but expect to hear no difference.

Also double check the settings on the Blu-Ray player. Make sure the audio output is set to Stereo, PCM or LPCM (same thing) and not to some multichannel format.
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Old 01-03-2014, 22:01
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I have a similar problem with my DVD player. It is a Blu Ray machine, and has HDMI only. In order that we can watch DVDs in another room, I have to use an HDMI to SCART converter, but putting it through that gives a watchable but analogue quality picture, and QUIET AUDIO.
If it is DVDs you want to watch then why not just get a DVD player for the other room? You can get them for around 20 that will be better than using an HDMI to SCART converter.
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Old 02-03-2014, 00:20
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Unless the lead is particularly crap or faulty then changing it will make no difference. Try it by all means but expect to hear no difference.

Also double check the settings on the Blu-Ray player. Make sure the audio output is set to Stereo, PCM or LPCM (same thing) and not to some multichannel format.
Audio is set to Stereo PCM already. Thanks for that. I may have to get a new coverter to see if it makes any difference. What type of HDMI cable to I need? Theya re not all the same are they?
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Old 02-03-2014, 01:19
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Audio is set to Stereo PCM already. Thanks for that. I may have to get a new coverter to see if it makes any difference. What type of HDMI cable to I need? Theya re not all the same are they?
Well if you have more pound coins in your pocket than brain cells between your ears you can waste your money on cables that cost upwards of a grand a metre. (google Audioquest and Wireworld if you doubt that they exist)

On the other hand if you have more sense than money you'll do what the rest of us do and spend no more than a couple of quid a metre.

The results will be exactly the same.

The only things that matter are that the cable is decently made and uses decent components. Which you can get for very little money. Anything over a tenner for a 2m cable is a ripoff.

The only other thing that does make a difference is whether or not you use the Audio Return Channel capability of modern HDMI kit. This allows a TV set (for example) to send audio back down the same cable to a home cinema system that it uses to receive pictures from the system and attached peripherals (disk player, satellite box etc). That does need a specific cable. But in your application you won't be using ARC so any type of HDMI cable will do.
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