Anyone know anything about plasma monitors?

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Found 6th Oct 2008
For the living life of me i cant get a

VCR
DVD
Digital set top box
PC

I have 3 colour RGB connectors going into a scart socket. The scart going into the above devices. While the other end of the RGB goes into the monitor VIDEO IN. I can choose video in on the menu button on the tv but i constantly get no signal.

I try connect my laptop to the PC input on the monitor. Again no signal.

to work with a plasma monitor ive just purchased.

Its used but previous owner had it working ok, I dont have the remote and it seems its impossible to get the remote anywhere. The make is ORION VISION

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the easiest thing would be to describe what connections you have on the monitor and what connections are each of the input devices.

As it is, have you tried only connecting 1 item up (e.g the vcr) and establishing that you can get a signal i without the remote. I assume you're using one of those ****** multi input scart blocks (?).

you got a plasma and your using scart ?

It may only support RGB SCART through one of the sockets.

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black gerbil1;3134713

you got a plasma and your using scart ?



You know any of any VCR with HDMI?

guv;3134803

You know any of any VCR with HDMI?



I had to google it to see if there are any..

amazon.co.uk/Sam…4KS

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Titchimp;3134825

I had to google it to see if there are any.. … I had to google it to see if there are any.. http://www.amazon.co.uk/Samsung-DVD-VR475M-XEU-Recorder-Combi/dp/B0016J74KS



Hehe. Smarta*se!

The HDMI on that machine will be for the DVD..... and I'd reckon the OP already owns his VCR which doesnt have HDMI!

Original Poster

Ive just got the dvd player working on the monitor By removing the RGB scart end and connecting the RGB directly to the dvd player to the monitor.

My digi box doesnt have RGB ports on it only scart. So whats the best way around that?

social lurker;3134702

the easiest thing would be to describe what connections you have on the … the easiest thing would be to describe what connections you have on the monitor and what connections are each of the input devices.



again

guv;3134803

You know any of any VCR with HDMI?



yes.
amazon.co.uk/Sam…4KS

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black gerbil1;3135009

yes.http://www.amazon.co.uk/Samsung-DVD-VR475M-XEU-Recorder-Combi/dp/B0016J74KS



Do keep up at the back.

(And I think you will find the reason that device has HDMI is because its a DVD player not just a VCR.)

ditch the vcr its old and outdated get a dvd recorder with a hard disk with built in freeview, only one connection needed and to solve the remote problem cant you buy a sky remote and program it to work your tv

to work the tv for the laptop dont you need to change the display settings on the laptop

Arial into the Freeview -[TV] scart on freeview to RGB on plasma . Aux on Freeview to Aux on DVD [ scart to scart ]. TV on DVD to Aux on VHS [scart to scart ].
Most devices have 2 scart sockets TV & AUX .I have the old Panny Plasma using terminals boards .ie ,scart ,RGB [phonos] , and VGA [PC connection] but I use a Quintro . Everything gets plugged into this and is automatically controled or can be over-ridden by remote.

ricko;3135071

Arial into the Freeview -[TV] scart on freeview to RGB on plasma . Aux … Arial into the Freeview -[TV] scart on freeview to RGB on plasma . Aux on Freeview to Aux on DVD [ scart to scart ]. TV on DVD to Aux on VHS [scart to scart ].Most devices have 2 scart sockets TV & AUX .I have the old Panny Plasma using terminals boards .ie ,scart ,RGB [phonos] , and VGA [PC connection] but I use a Quintro . Everything gets plugged into this and is automatically controled or can be over-ridden by remote.



*agrees*

Although given the option, I'd lose the scart switch box and just use the inputs on the screen

Original Poster

all seems to complicated just to get tv to work lol..

Will post a pic of the tv connections tomorrow some point. thanks for the input so far!

Original Poster

PC INPUT
MONITOR OUTPUT
VIDEO INPUT 1 (red, yellow, white)
VIDEO INPUT 2 ''
S-VHS INPUT 1
S-VHS INPUT 2
DVD INPUT COMPONENT
PC AUDIO INPUT
RS-232C CONNECTION

Component from DVD to TV
Assuming the DVD has 2 scarts (most do), one will be labelled TV and the other STB (or something similar), connect a Scart lead from the STB (or AV2) socket to the Freeview box.

This will give the best picture quality and the option to record on DVD if you have a DVD recorder.
The freeview box will need Aerial input from your main aerial. You can also connect the RF out from the freeview box to the RF loop on the DVD if there is one OR straight into the back of the telly.

The Video can be connected using the Red, White and Yellow connections on the back of the video. This will allow playback of video only. If you want to record, you'll need an aerial input also. Upgrding the video connection to S Video will be slightly better for picture quality, but you'll still need the red and white connection for sound and some videos dont have a rear S Video output.

Just select whichver input you're using on the menu button.

HTH
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