This may not be the correct place for this posting if not please forgive. I was given a dvd player for xmas to go with my tv,sky and video. I do not have a clue how to set the four things in unison. Can some kind person point me to a site where the wiring ( scart) is explained in simple terms.Thanks
It would help if we knew how many scart sockets your TV had, also any additional inputs like Phono/RCA (which are usually small round connections coloured 1 Red, 1 White & 1 Yellow), S-Video (a small round black connection with several pins) etc.
Then let us know what the DVD/VCR/Satallite boxes connections are.
My usual guess is that you will have 2 scart sockets on your TV (use these for DVD & Satallite) and a set of Phono/RCA sockets (use these to plug in the VCR).
The TV aerial (if you use one) plugs from the wall socket, into the VCR, then from the VCR to the TV aerial socket.
My Telewest Digital TV box goes into the back of the "Video In" via a Scart lead and another Scart lead goes from the "Video Out" to Scart 2 on the TV. This is so i can tape from the TV.
I also have a phono - phono (red and white plugs) lead going from the back of the TV to the phono IN on the DVD player so whatever i am watching can be played through the DVD player and "up mixed" to come out of the 5.1 surround speakers on the AUX channel....
MTV in pseudo 5.1, movies on BBC1 etc in pseudo 5.1 and even video tapes in pseudo 5.1.... Sounds much better than stereo from the TV....
The above link with What Video gives an amazing number of illustrated connections but scart leads also come as fully wired to all 21 pins and part wired to just 9 pins. To obtain full use you need fully wired scart leads. Some more info on scart leads click here