Hi all - I am currently in the midst of trying to self-install the virgin TV V6 Box and when ordering it over the phone on Tuesday of this week (it is now Thursday), was not told by the operator that it only served TVs with HDMI outputs.
My TV (an admittedly very old Panasonic Viera 'plasma' TV) only has a SCART connection. The staff on the phone have not been very helpful with this - is there a way I can fix this?
I presume that the method of resolving this would be - ordering something similar to the HDMI to SCART converter linked below. I would then use the HDMI provided to me by Virgin and plug that into the back of the V6 box with the converter into the other end of the HDMI cable. The converter will then plug my SCART cable into the other end of the converter - but the key question is... will picture and sound quality be the same? (noting of course my TV is not HD but rather just SD?)
I am also on the phone to Virgin Media at the moment and they are telling me that the below cable (using the SCART 'out' function on the box) should work fine. The forum threads that I have read are telling me that the SCART 'out' port is not actually enabled - has this been changed now so that it is enabled? (they are telling me this is the case on the phone but not sure what to believe).
My experience of using various HDMI to SCART converters is poor. You are better off geting an HD 1080p TV with an HDMI input. Only the other day I saw 40" Toshibas on sale at my local Tesco store for about £260.
I would urge anyone with a non HDMI TV to replace it especially if they are with Virgin.
A lot of channels are now going to HD only operation. These channels are not happy downscaling to analogue SD & apart from looking like a poor quality VHS tape playback also can have issues with aspect ratios going incorrect.
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