SCART leads and HDMI leads

  jack 12:19 19 Jul 2009

My Sony Bravia TV and PVR stopped talking to each other.
At first it all worked well , then got difficult with much juggling of the input selector on the TV to get the PVR comme up.
Both machines have SCART and HDMI and Component.
So I started swapping leads around and it all came back with the only SCART lead.
Now I understand, I think that there are two sorts of SCART fully wired and half wired- the SCART in use is the Fully wired.- it works that's fine.
What about HDMI- are there variations here too? because it seems it is the HDMI is cause of the problem, working HDMI only they do not communicate.
The lead is a generic one from ASDA for less than a tenner.
Should I go for another type if there is another.
Or indeed if it works on the SCART- just leave well alone?

  laurie53 19:21 19 Jul 2009

Depends if you are handling an HD signal or a normal one. For an HD signal HDMI (or DVI) is your only option.

For a normal signal SCART will do.

  jack 21:04 19 Jul 2009

SCART then will do as this is Terrestrial Digital
but are you also implying the HDMI does not work on terrestrial?
Is there an underlying problem>

  laurie53 21:24 19 Jul 2009

No, simply that you need an HDMI lead to get the signal from your HD receiver to your HD television.

So far as I know there are no regular terrestrial HD transmissions yet.

  Stuartli 00:19 20 Jul 2009

Scart leads can one one-way only or bi-directional - it's usually made clear.

Latest on Freeview high definition service:

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  jack 08:37 20 Jul 2009

but concentrate on the HDMI and why it seems not to want to work on terrestrial TV
The set is HD but I do not have HD box or Dish so put that aside.
For example a one point in the TV book
it mentions a 'Sync HDMI' button- as far as I can see there is not one on the remote or in any the TV's menu's

  jack 08:39 20 Jul 2009

'Smartlink' for SCART is and is automatic [no buttons ]as mentioned works fine.

  Stuartli 09:50 20 Jul 2009

If you don't have a high definition signal, there's no need for an HDMI connection. See:

click here

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