Best gadget for making PC into a SCART-input stereo TV

Discussion in 'DIY Computers' started by Andy, Nov 8, 2003.

  1. Andy

    Andy Guest

    I've got a Sky digibox downstairs, with a wireless TV sender unit plumbed in
    that uses SCART connectors on both Tx and Rx ends. I'm looking to get Sky on
    my daughter's PC as easily as possible.

    Can anyone advise what the best PC-TV adapter is that I can do this with
    (under £100 if poss)?


    Andy, Nov 8, 2003
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  2. Andy

    Trev Guest

    A TV tuner and connect as if it was a VCR
    Trev, Nov 8, 2003
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  3. Andy

    Andy Guest

    But this is a wireless link I'm after!
    Andy, Nov 9, 2003
  4. Andy

    Trev Guest

    So the receiver plugs into the TV tuner, which in turn makes the PC
    into a TV.
    Trev, Nov 9, 2003
  5. Andy

    Andy Guest

    I see what you mean, but the reciever isn't giving out modulated UHF, but
    composite video + L audio +R found in SCART conns. Pixelview seem
    to have the sort of thing I need...Hauppauge gives lower res output
    according to reviews i've seen.
    Andy, Nov 9, 2003
  6. Andy

    Trev Guest

    In other words the same as from a VCR as I said in my first post. The pc
    Must have a Analogue capture card of some sort TV cards have this plus a
    tuner. Pinnacle USB or cards as used to input from VCR for editing will
    do but will not give full screen viewing as they use a Preview for
    capture and edit.
    Trev, Nov 9, 2003
  7. Andy

    Andy Guest

    I'll check it out..Thanks.
    Andy, Nov 9, 2003
  8. Andy

    bigbrian Guest


    I achieve exactly this by connecting a VCR with a SCART connection to
    the PC (and then connecting the Rx to the VCR) . The graphics card in
    the PC has an input block with exactly the kind of conections you
    want, and you then get the extra advantage (if you want it) of having
    a VCR at the PC should you need it. You should be able to get a
    compatible VCR for somewhat less than the £100 you want to spend (or
    even half that if you buy cheap), although if you have to replace the
    graphics card, that will be on top


    bigbrian, Nov 9, 2003
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