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Is there an easy way to confirm exactly what model Foxtel Digital Satellite STU I have? The manual says "DSN700 Series Version 1.0 August 2004". It is a UEC model and the "Hardware Version" in "System Details" is DSN700.2.1.

The unit was installed on 17/8/2006.

The only thing is the front of the STU doesn't look anything like the picture in the manual of the UEC700 which is linked to in the first post of this thread. My "Video Out" in "System Settings" also cycles only between PAL, S-Video & RGB if that's another clue.

It sounds like it is the UEC700, and that if I upgrade my TV I will need a Pace 420 to give me a decent picture?

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It sounds like it is the UEC700, and that if I upgrade my TV I will need a Pace 420 to give me a decent picture?

Yes (or the UEC1000) if you want Component or Digital Audio output. That is probably the worst type of box still out there, only good thing is it has separate S-Video out.

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As a noobie to both digital tv and these forums, please excuse what is probably a silly question. I am upgrading to IQ this coming week, and would like to know if I start recording a show, halfway through can I start watching it, while the rest of the show is recording?

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I am upgrading to IQ this coming week, and would like to know if I start recording a show, halfway through can I start watching it, while the rest of the show is recording?

Yes it does chase play.

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In Config A1 of the setup guide it says to use:

1. Foxtel's (tv)Scart output >---(Scart to Component & Audio cable)---> TV's Component & Audio inputs

Can anyone tell me where to buy one of these cables. I need one 10-12m long.

Scart to component is no problem but am having trouble finding one with audio included.

Cheers

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1. Foxtel's (tv)Scart output >---(Scart to Component & Audio cable)---> TV's Component & Audio inputs

Can anyone tell me where to buy one of these cables. I need one 10-12m long.

Scart to component is no problem but am having trouble finding one with audio included.

Haven't seen one for sale that is longer than 3meters. I assume you know you are pushing it at those distances. You could:-

a. Use a Scart to RGB/Component adaptor (only seen them with no audio output sockets for some reason) then run male/plug RCA using high quality cables to male/plug RCA cable for the the whole run. Also using the 3.5mm or other(vcr scart) audio output to male/plug RCA cable for the whole run.

b. Use a Scart to Component & Audio cable then use high quality female/socket(or male to female adapter) RCA to male/plug RCA cables for the rest of the run.

c. Get a custom one made up.

d. Relocate the box closer to the primary display device.

EDIT: Found 10m one http://www.keene.co.uk/electronics/multi.php?mycode=SBB605 don't now what quality would be like though. Adaptor is probably the better choice though (in case not good quality and for future cable uses).

EDIT: Otherwise this might get the audio out before you used a Scart to RGB cable or adaptor http://www.keene.co.uk/electronics/multi.php?mycode=KA163 or something like this http://www.avico.com.au/products/products....12&qs4=5260

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Haven't seen one for sale that is longer than 3meters. I assume you know you are pushing it at those distances. You could:-

a. Use a Scart to RGB/Component adaptor (only seen them with no audio output sockets for some reason) then run male/plug RCA using high quality cables to male/plug RCA cable for the the whole run. Also using the 3.5mm or other(vcr scart) audio output to male/plug RCA cable for the whole run.

b. Use a Scart to Component & Audio cable then use high quality female/socket(or male to female adapter) RCA to male/plug RCA cables for the rest of the run.

c. Get a custom one made up.

d. Relocate the box closer to the primary display device.

EDIT: Found 10m one http://www.keene.co.uk/electronics/multi.php?mycode=SBB605 don't now what quality would be like though. Adaptor is probably the better choice though (in case not good quality and for future cable uses).

EDIT: Otherwise this might get the audio out before you used a Scart to RGB cable or adaptor http://www.keene.co.uk/electronics/multi.php?mycode=KA163 or something like this http://www.avico.com.au/products/products....12&qs4=5260

Thanks for the reply cttc.

I will probably go with your option b above (except for the 'high quality' part). I'm trying to do it on the cheap so will try cables from Selby Accoustics. Can do it for around $130 with 15m leads. I figured I would use the highest quality method (component over s-video and copmposite) in the hope that the picture/sound would still be ok at the end of 15m. If it doesn't work will try the RF transmitter/receiver option.

Have you had experience with a long calble run like this? Excuse my ignorance but, is this a digital transmission (from fox stb to HD TV) and as such do I either get picture / no picture, or analogue whereby I get a lower quality picture&sound?

Thanks again.

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If you can solder then a 15meter component cable should not set you back more than $40 (45meters RG59, 6x RCA plugs/sockets) and 15mins at the work bench.

You should see no picture/sound degredation with this length of cable.

Cyril

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Have you had experience with a long calble run like this? Excuse my ignorance but, is this a digital transmission (from fox stb to HD TV) and as such do I either get picture / no picture, or analogue whereby I get a lower quality picture&sound?

I have seen people with component cable of 10m+. It is an analog output (all the current Foxtel STB video outputs are analog) so it should be a quality thing. The most common cheap/simple way to do a long run is a single RF (RG6) cable, but usually it is to a second smaller TV.

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I have seen people with component cable of 10m+. It is an analog output (all the current Foxtel STB video outputs are analog) so it should be a quality thing. The most common cheap/simple way to do a long run is a single RF (RG6) cable, but usually it is to a second smaller TV.

I've got a crt tv and stb in lounge room with new LCD 15m away on patio. So would like best picture possible to LCD (at cheapest price) :blink:

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very recently I got foxtel digital, I an trying to get foxtel video output as VGA (RGB) going to computer monitor. is this possible?

what is the RGB and YUV (Component) setting in video setup screen. currently I am using component (video setup is set to YUV) if I change that to RGB nothing come out, why is that?.

Anyhelp grately appriciated

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very recently I got foxtel digital, I an trying to get foxtel video output as VGA (RGB) going to computer monitor. is this possible?

VGA (RGBHV) is different to the RGB output on the scart. Have a read of:-

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Component_video OR Connection Types

You can buy converters (probably ~$100) but check that your monitor can handle their output.

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Be aware that a sync seperator will allow you to convert a RGB SCART signal to VGA, however not all monitors will accept 15625/50i (ie normal 576i video) as an input, some will, most dont, especially LCD panels.

Cyril

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Be aware that a sync seperator will allow you to convert a RGB SCART signal to VGA, however not all monitors will accept 15625/50i (ie normal 576i video) as an input, some will, most dont, especially LCD panels.

Cyril

what does this mean?, actually what I am trying to get this to Dell Projector.

I have home theatre environment given as follows,

Equipments are as follow

1. Computer with DVI and VGA outs (ATI 9250 256MB card) and DVICO Dual Digital Card

2. DELL 3300 Projector, accept one of VGA, DVI or Component inputs via DVI (M1-D (P&D)), hence only one input at a time.

3. Currently Computer is connected with DVI cable all works well up to the satisfaction.

I got foxtel digital (cable), now problem is getting foxel to projector while computer also use. Comport connecting to projector is must requirement. I can use computer VGA if foxtel box gives VGA.

I need to get some common output method

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