I want to connect a sky+ hd box to my jvc gm-v42e can you tell me what leads I require to get 1080 resolution. The sky box has a hdmi connection but the tv doesn't.
Hi, I've just been given one of these. I'm not a 'Techy' but I am having the same problems as you so I'll share what I've found out so far.
The JVC GM-V42E is actually a plasma monitor, not a TV, as it doesn't have a built in TV tuner.
The picture quality is very good, as at the time it was produced, it was a top of the range plasma monitor for professional use, and was discontinued in about 2006. However, it is not HD/HD Ready, so you won't be able to use an HDMI cable or view programmes in HD. There is also no scart, so you can't connect it to the Sky box this way either.
I spoke to JVC Professional's technical department and they suggested using a scart to 3 BNC connector. The scart plugs into the Sky box and the 3 BNC connection plugs into the monitor. The monitor itself has loads of connections, the ones you want are labelled 'Component RGB/B'. The three pins you are after in this section are labelled 'Video' and each are called 'Y/G', 'Pb/B' and 'Pr/R'. This will connect the visual aspect, and you will also need a twin phono lead (red & white) to plug into your Sky box and into the monitor to connect the audio / sound.
I went to Maplin's and they don't sell these so I am trying a scart splitter that connects to the screen with a 3 phono lead (the red, yellow and white connectors). At the moment I am trying plugging these into the section marked 'Video B'. The 3 phono lead then connects to the splitter, where scarts from the Sky Box and DVD can be connected. I don't know if this will work yet - but I'll keep you posted and update this thread once I have managed to get it up and working...
Hope that helps... :-)
I have yet to try either solution, but will get back to you once I have tried them and tell you which one works.
Jun 19, 2010 |
Televison & Video