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#1 John


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Posted 29 September 2009 - 07:49 PM

Ok hello everyone,

I'm making a few changes to my set-up which includes a new bigger monitor, now this is my problem as currently I use a TV connected to my base unit and have Sky and a VCR connected to it as well. What I want to do is still be able to use these all on my new monitor which only has a VGA input.

My solution that I'm currently thinking of is using my scart switch box and get a component to VGA cable which goes into a a VGA spitter and for the sound a phono to 3.5mm cable for the Sky and VCR while the monitor has sound into the scart box and VGA direct to the switch that then connects to the monitor.

The scart box has 3 inputs - 1 Sky, 2 VCR, 3 PC Sound.
And 3 Outputs, 1 unused scart and 2 component, for for speakers and VGA, one for PC TV card.

The reason for this is so I can still have Sky when the computer is not on as I like to turn it off when not in use to be green.

What do people think to this idea? :$


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#2 Lannister


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Posted 30 September 2009 - 12:40 AM

What do people think to this idea? :$

Why do you still have a VCR? :P

#3 The Tenth Doctor

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Posted 30 September 2009 - 12:37 PM

Much of my Star Trek collection is still VHS, so it ain't unusual.

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#4 John


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Posted 30 September 2009 - 03:52 PM

I still have a tape player so I can watch old tapes and digitize them if need be

#5 Darknight



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Posted 30 September 2009 - 07:34 PM

looks like a good setup....if you can pull it off....so is this adding or jsut changing and rearranging components?
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#6 Scooter


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Posted 01 October 2009 - 02:31 AM

There are stranger things out there; I have a USB record player.

Converting component to VGA will result in some quality loss, unless you meant Composite? (red, white, yellow)

I would personally be inclined to buy an LCD TV instead of an LCD monitor in your case. Many LCD TV's have VGA and/or HDMI inputs for your computer, and lots of other inputs for your other devices. I think some also support surround sound output so you wouldn't need a separate box for that.

Here's my current home theater setup in case anyone is curious:
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#7 LynxMukka


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Posted 21 October 2009 - 10:15 PM

Windows Media Center & Sky Addon for Media Center.


#8 Darknight



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Posted 21 October 2009 - 10:32 PM

Yea, good idea....and HOLY @#$% he's back!!!
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