View Full Version : Best method to transmit video to another room?

2nd April 2006, 13:28
I have just had sky+ installed. I was using a length of coax to run a singal from the second RF out upto my bedroom. For some reason I am getting scrolling red and gren lines on the TV. The TV is about 15years old so I guess it is a refresh issue? I wonder if the new sky box has a 60hz output...

In any case I am going to replace the TV. I'd like a 17" LCD TV as it wouldn't take up too much space. These TV's don't seem to have a coax input. The sky+ box has a spare scart out that I can use, but I shudder at the cost of a scart cable that long.

Can i use some spare cat5 with an adaptor?
Is there such thing as a s-video/scart to DVI/VGA adaptor so that I can buy a LCD monitor for half the price? I don't need anything fancy. Just a reasonable picture and stereo sound.

Thanks for any advice.

2nd April 2006, 13:35
Full Scart uses 21 wires, so CAT5 wouldn't suffice.

2nd April 2006, 14:47
not all those 21 wires are used in every situation.
For s-video + audio, a cat-5 cable should probably suffice. Look here (http://utopia.knoware.nl/users/eprebel/SoundAndVision/Engineering/SCART.html) for scart pinout

2nd April 2006, 15:15
Ya, I thought he wanted to use component :)

3rd April 2006, 03:37
however, component isn't supported through a SCART socket

3rd April 2006, 05:28
Damn, I better throw out my scart to component plug, I did not realise it was fictious;)

3rd April 2006, 06:44
well unless they recently added component (YPbPr) to SCART specs, it is not in any way standardised.

4th April 2006, 10:40
so you guys would recommend using cat5 with a scart cable on one end and svideo + audio on the other?
Is there a way to use a monitor rather than a TV?