Found 9th Sep 2008
i bought a new tv from richersounds the 37" philips. quality of freeview is really nice and when i connected the ps3 it was great.
i was watching a movie on my dvd player which is also a philips (dont know model number but its the one which plays divx) and is connected by scart and there is this kind of interference with the picture. there is a kind of ghost image which runs accross he screen every second or 2 and can be seen when its dark.
the sattelite isnt as bad as the dvd but its just not a excellent picture.
is there a way to fix these problems?
i was thinking of gold plated scarts but i dont know if this will fix the problem.
please any help appreciated.

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Original Poster

would this improve the image quality on the dvd player? Item number: 380060661187

Try changing the scart cable between the DVD player and the TV. Sounds to me like the most likely explanation is unsuitable shielding in the scart cable to block out some local interferance. So swapping around the scart cables may resolve this problem.

Original Poster

yh thats why i thought of gold plated ones as they stop interference right?

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your getting bleed over from the leads get some quality cables and you should be good

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connect dvd player using hdmi or component. scart is the lowest quality.

Original Poster

lol if i had a hdmi dvd recorded then i wouldnt be using scart. ill try get the dvd recorders model number so somene can suggest the best way to connect it.

defo ur scart got some gold ones from ebuyer they were rubbish

thort scarts are top quality and do improve pic can be had for only £14

Original Poster

here i got it.
Philips DVDR3380 isit possible to connect it via component?

Original Poster

anyone know how to connect this via component?

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ALICOM007;2926183

anyone know how to connect this via component?


Depends if your TV has component in. DVD manual states:-

Progressive Scan component video for optimized image quality

So you should have no problems using the dvd player for component. probably have to change a VIDEO OUTPUT setting in the players menu.

Before you buy a new cable, check that your dvd's video output is set to RGB.

Original Poster

so which one should i buy now.
gold plated scart or component cable?
oh and how do i check if my dvd is set to RGB?

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ALICOM007;2930478

so which one should i buy now. gold plated scart or component cable?oh … so which one should i buy now. gold plated scart or component cable?oh and how do i check if my dvd is set to RGB?


as said before, depends if your tv has component input

component is far better than scart

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csiman;2930569

as said before, depends if your tv has component inputcomponent is far … as said before, depends if your tv has component inputcomponent is far better than scart



yes my tv has component. its the one with red blue green and some other colours. do you have a item number which is the one i should be looking for?
thanks have some rep

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you need a 3 plug RCA to 3 plug RCA component video cable and a 2 plug to 2 plug audio (red / yellow)

this should work very well assuming its long enough

ebay 200251955638

Original Poster

my dvd recorder has 4 inputs in the back. dont think a component will be usefull then. i might just get a gold plated scart lead.
is there any difference between expensive scart cables and normall ones in terms of quality?

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ALICOM007;2931234

my dvd recorder has 4 inputs in the back. dont think a component will be … my dvd recorder has 4 inputs in the back. dont think a component will be usefull then. i might just get a gold plated scart lead.is there any difference between expensive scart cables and normall ones in terms of quality?


DVD manual states:-

Progressive Scan component video for optimized image quality

So you should have no problems using the dvd player for component.

ALICOM007;2930478

oh and how do i check if my dvd is set to RGB?


As csiman says, component is better than scart, but there are 2 signal types on scart - RGB and composite video. RGB is far superior to composite video. Your problem might be that your dvd is outputting composite video on your scart cable. Obviously the setup will be dependent on your dvd, but generally you should look in Settings, then Picture then Output Type or equivalent. My Philips DVD has the options PAL or RGB. If you're not already using RGB and you change to it you might not need a new cable.
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