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yankee495

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So my HDMI died.  Yeah, I'm cryin' over it.  Anyway that caused me a problem.  I had HDMI to the living room TV and A/V ran to an RF modulator going to the bedroom over standard cheap coax.  Worked for me.

When the HDMI died I had to hook up the component output to the HDTV which required the audio ports be hooked up also.  Now, there is nothing to run the the bedroom.

When I first got the S9 I bought a couple of these SCART Adapters

There you have it.  A/V jacks for the bedroom.  Loss of HDMI still hurt pretty bad but this will help ease the pain.

The component output is very good.  I feel sorry for those guys that bought them neutered Openboxes with no ports!




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doesn't that limit the possibilities to SD in the bedroom?
Not an issue for me here since only one tv is hooked up to it.

Below might work for converting that RGB scart to Component RCA (to allow HD). Can't say I've tried either of them, just sayin.



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You can just split RCA outputs with a Y-cable, Radio Shack used to sell them, and may still have them.  I never tried it with HD video, but it worked fine with SD video.  This is assuming that you don't have a ridiculously long run of cable, and that the devices on the other end don't have low-impedance inputs for some strange reason.  (If either of these are true, you can buy distribution amplifiers for RCA cables -- of course, these are more expensive than SCART-to-RCA adapters.)


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You can just split RCA outputs with a Y-cable, Radio Shack used to sell them, and may still have them.  I never tried it with HD video, but it worked fine with SD video.  This is assuming that you don't have a ridiculously long run of cable, and that the devices on the other end don't have low-impedance inputs for some strange reason.  (If either of these are true, you can buy distribution amplifiers for RCA cables -- of course, these are more expensive than SCART-to-RCA adapters.)




Yeah Radio Shack still has the RCA splitters with a Y-cable, bought some not too long ago to split the sound from my Openbox S9 to the HDTV and Home Entertainment system for more sound when I want it, like when listening to music off 91W C band.
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is there like a maximum lenght rca cables can be run from the receiver to a tv?
yankee495

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I know it limits it to SD, but it works just fine.  

I mostly "one eye it" until I'm ready to doze off.

It also gives you Svideo...have not tested that.


Still no HDMI.  Been installing Mageia Linux 2.  Pretty busy.

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Got around to getting one of them SCART to RCA cables for the Openbox S9.
Works pretty good, Just as good as the Component RCAs.

Had to use the connector labelled 'TV. The connector labelled 'VCR' didn't appear to have anything on it.
In addition, for the cable I found, it had the right and left audio wired to the 'audio in' Pins 2 and 6,
so I had to move them to the right and left 'audio out' Pins 1 and 3.
Attached a SCART pinout diagram I found on the internet in case anyone else ever runs in to that.

I did confirm both component RCA and SCART can be used at the same time.

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ricardo's geo-orbit archive: https://web.archive.org/web/20071202191450/http://www.geo-orbit.org:80/sizepgs/tuningp2.html

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