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Anyone have suggestions on video cables to connect a Humax HD7000 HD STB to a Sony KVHR36M31 TV?

I was looking at a DB15 RGB to 5 RCA into the HD/DVD 2 input (Y/Pb/Pr + HD/VD Sync). I would rather RCA connectors rather than those with BNC to RCA adaptors.

Is this the best way to connect, seeing that the Sony TV does not have DVI in?

Any suggestion on best brand cables, and where from?

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Anyone have suggestions on video cables to connect a Humax HD7000 HD STB to a Sony KVHR36M31 TV?

I was looking at a DB15 RGB to 5 RCA into the HD/DVD 2 input (Y/Pb/Pr + HD/VD Sync). I would rather RCA connectors rather than those with BNC to RCA adaptors.

Stop looking guys - found the perfect cable:

Crest Platinum PVDC19 ----- D-Sub (DB-15) to 5 RCA RGBHV video lead.

It works great, with excellent resolution on 1080i, 576p and 720p settings.

Purchased today from Bing Lee for $57 (including Manager's long weekend 10% discount). I phoned Crest Electronics in Brisbane first for Crest retailers in Sydney. Bing Lee, Retravision and Harvey Norman stock their cables.

If anyone is after the same cable, phone the store to make sure they have it in stock. The store I bought from only had the one PVDC19.

Thanks to G_Spot and Paul McGuire for the heads up in the Toppy thread:

http://www.dtvforum.info/index.php?showtopic=9873

http://www.crest.com.au/product.php?prodcode=PVDC19

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I have bought this PVDC19 Crest cable for $45.00 from Bing Lee.

Thanks asdhami. Good cable at a bargain price. :-) Mine has excellent resolution. Highly recommended.

I have bought this PVDC19 Crest cable for $45.00 from Bing Lee.

Thanks asdhami. Good cable at a bargain price. :-) Mine has excellent resolution. Highly recommended.

Hi Rob3827 and others on this subject

My first post.......... I have been looking at this forum for a couple of months and from the great comments, decided to update our old Panasonic and bought a KVHX32M31 (from David Jones - thanks to a lead from others in this forum) ......... the poor mans alternative to Rob's HR! (LOL).

Next is the set top box. You and others have mentioned the Humax HD7000 and note Rob's suggestion of the PVDC19 cable set up. I gather from your comments that this combination works well with your KVHR32M31 which appears similar in input/outputs?

One other option is to go with a Topfield PVR 5000 so that I can record in SD rather than on the old Panasonic HD650 VHS which we currently record in analogue FTO and Austar Satellite. Any thoughts?

Also wondering about how our Austar Satellite box (Model ABS8776) which currently outputs via Yellow video, Red and White audio to our VCR, should be connected, for best results........ probably to a Humax but possibly a Topfield?

We don't currently have a DVD player......... so should we go via a DVD recorder route rather than a Topfield or do I get a cheaper STB than the Humax and eventually get a Topfield HD7000PVR next year!.

I first thought that updating wouldn't have many alternatives but I am learning that there are endless possilities.

Would appreciate forum member's thoughts on any of the above, or any other apects which I should also consider, thanks.

Regards

Graeme

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I have a KVHR and have had a Homecast and have a Strong 5290 as well as a HTPC. IMO I think you have such a nice display it would be hard to notice the difference between the HD stb pic quality and the topfield with it's RGB connection ( you can buy a converter for scart out from the toppy to component in for your TV ). My recommendation would be for the SD recorder and throw away your VCR for good! (Before people think I'm nuts there's a diff between HD and SD but you're not comparing it day in day out and the recording and dual tuner functionality of the Topfield kicks some major goals).

I looked hard before buying the Strong and believe the PVR's have the edge over the DVD recorders at the moment in their one stop functions and recording quality (remember dvd recorders are still only taking composite inputs - yuck!). Some of the better branded DVDR's are coming along nice but still well about 1.5k.

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I have a KVHR and have had a Homecast and have a Strong 5290 as well as a HTPC.  IMO I think you have such a nice display it would be hard to notice the difference between the HD stb pic quality and the topfield with it's RGB connection ( you can buy a converter for scart out from the toppy to component in for your TV ).  My recommendation would be for the SD recorder and throw away your VCR for good!  (Before people think I'm nuts there's a diff between HD and SD but you're not comparing it day in day out and the recording and dual tuner functionality of the Topfield kicks some major goals).

I looked hard before buying the Strong and believe the PVR's have the edge over the DVD recorders at the moment in their one stop functions and recording quality (remember dvd recorders are still only taking composite inputs - yuck!).  Some of the better branded DVDR's are coming along nice but still well about 1.5k.

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I was loaned the humax 7000 stb which i used the vga out to my kvhr36m31. With SBS HD and ABC HD broadcasts in 4:3 the picture on both these channels were off centre, leaning towards the left side. Is this a problem with the overscan of the sony or is it a firmware issue with the humax? THANKS :wacko:;) :ph34r: :mellow:

I have a KVHR and have had a Homecast and have a Strong 5290 as well as a HTPC.  IMO I think you have such a nice display it would be hard to notice the difference between the HD stb pic quality and the topfield with it's RGB connection ( you can buy a converter for scart out from the toppy to component in for your TV ).  My recommendation would be for the SD recorder and throw away your VCR for good!  (Before people think I'm nuts there's a diff between HD and SD but you're not comparing it day in day out and the recording and dual tuner functionality of the Topfield kicks some major goals).

I looked hard before buying the Strong and believe the PVR's have the edge over the DVD recorders at the moment in their one stop functions and recording quality (remember dvd recorders are still only taking composite inputs - yuck!).  Some of the better branded DVDR's are coming along nice but still well about 1.5k.

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There were some scanning issues with the homecast on the Sony's RGBHV input also. I believe it to be the Sony's input although I'm hoping that the Momitsu doesn't have these issues with that input as that's what I'm planning to use it on. Currently I'm just running via plain component.

I was loaned the humax 7000 stb which i used the vga out to my kvhr36m31. With SBS HD and ABC HD broadcasts in 4:3 the picture on both these channels were off centre, leaning towards the left side. Is this a problem with the overscan of the sony or is it a firmware issue with the humax?        THANKS 
I have a KVHR and have had a Homecast and have a Strong 5290 as well as a HTPC.  IMO I think you have such a nice display it would be hard to notice the difference between the HD stb pic quality and the topfield with it's RGB connection ( you can buy a converter for scart out from the toppy to component in for your TV ).  My recommendation would be for the SD recorder and throw away your VCR for good!  (Before people think I'm nuts there's a diff between HD and SD but you're not comparing it day in day out and the recording and dual tuner functionality of the Topfield kicks some major goals).

I looked hard before buying the Strong and believe the PVR's have the edge over the DVD recorders at the moment in their one stop functions and recording quality (remember dvd recorders are still only taking composite inputs - yuck!).  Some of the better branded DVDR's are coming along nice but still well about 1.5k.

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Thanks Nobby and Bernard. From your comments it sounds like the Topfield PVr5000 is probably the best choice for me. Living in Country Victoria, HD broadcasts could be a long way off so SD would be adequate for a long time yet!

Any thoughts on the best method of connecting up my Austar Satellite box to the Topfield?

Graeme

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Don't know, maybe try asking in a separate thread. There have been many threads on Topfields discussion connectivity to other equipment.

Thanks Nobby and Bernard. From your comments it sounds like the Topfield PVr5000 is probably the best choice for me. Living in Country Victoria, HD broadcasts could be a long way off so SD would be adequate for a long time yet!

Any thoughts on the best method of connecting up my Austar Satellite box to the Topfield?

Graeme

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Stop looking guys - found the perfect cable:

Crest Platinum PVDC19 ----- D-Sub (DB-15) to 5 RCA RGBHV video lead.

It works great, with excellent resolution on 1080i, 576p and 720p settings. 

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I tried to buy one of these cables to connect my Pana HD 104 STB to a Sony HVHR TV and was told by the sales guy at Hardly Normal to "stick with component, we tried RGBHV and it wrecks the colour". Is this true? Anyone using this combo?

Thanks,

Scott.

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I tried to buy one of these cables to connect my Pana HD 104 STB to a Sony HVHR TV and was told by the sales guy at Hardly Normal to "stick with component, we tried RGBHV and it wrecks the colour".  Is this true?  Anyone using this combo?

Did the "sales guy" suggest a Monster Cable MV-3 component cable at $279 rather than the Crest RGBHV cable at $57 by any chance? :-)

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