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May 29, 2002
hi all,

i am hang trouble seting up my HT.

First this is my equip:

Playstation2 DVD + games
Denon AVR1802 reci
Samsung WR 28" with 1 scart RGB / 1 Scart RCA / 1 75ohm coax
Fergusion Videostar FV42L VCR (15 years old about) 1 scart output / 1 75ohms coax

ok the problem i am having is setting up the TV and video to the reciever. i have a RF arial coming into the TV to give the TV signal so i tried to put a scart RCa lead between the TV and the Reciever but this did not work.

so is there a way i can either send the RF signal through the reciever or get the sound from the TV to my reciever.

I also tried to to put a scart RCA lead between the video and the reciever and this also did not work, so i tried the lead straight from the VCR to the TV and this also did not work, does this mean the video scart socket is not working or couuld i be using the wrong lead E.G could the video be Scart S-vidoe output not RCA?

Please help,

Thanks to all
and this is a great site


May 28, 2002
I'll confess I'm not sure I understand your post completely, but I'll try to help.

It seems that you want to get the audio signal currently coming out of your TV to come out through your stereo receiver. In order to do this your TV would need stereo RCA Audio Out jacks. Most TVs do not have Output jacks, only input. No stereo I know of can accept Coaxial input and then strip just the audio signal sending the video on to the TV. Chances are all of the connections on your TV are Input only.

Typically with older systems what you would do is connect all of the audio sources to the receiver using RCA cables. The Coaxial would go into the VCR and the VCR RCA audio outs go to the receiver while the VCR's coaxial or RCA Video out would go to the TV. In newer systems the receiver can accept the video signals as well then send out one video signal to the TV via RCA or S-Video.

Hope this helps.

Vince Maskeeper

Senior HTF Member
Jan 18, 1999
Like Emax said- there would only be 2 ways to get "TV" audio from your system into the receiver:
1) If your TV has a set of audio output RCA type jacks (or SCART). Some sets do offer this feature, but it is relatively rare (at least over here, don't know about in Italy). This would pass the analog audio signal OUT from the TV set's tuner which you could hook to your receiver input. I'm not sure if the SCART connection you mentioned on the TV is for input only, or if it can pass output.
2) If your VCR unit has a set of audio output RCA type jacks (Or SCART)- you could disconnect your RF arial from the TV and connect to the VCR- and use the VCR's TV tuner. This would then pass the TV broadcast audio out of the VCR's audio outputs, which you could connect to your receiver. Again, I'm not sure if the SCART connection you mentions on the VCR is for input only, or if it can pass output.
This type of audio output is very very common on modern VCR units in the USA- and it sounds like your unit should have one. However- since your unit is older, it might require some sort of "enabling"- like a switch somewhere which turns on the audio outputs (also make double sure these aren't actually inputs).
The term "scart" is not all that common in US circles-- so this might be of confusion to some people trying to help out (like the above). Most people over here have never even heard of the SCART, let alone seen one.

Allan Jayne

Senior HTF Member
Nov 1, 1998
A typical audio/visual receiver, despite its name, does not have a TV channel selector needed to get a hold of the TV audio for just one station;s broadcast. (Its video circuits also do not have enough bandwidth to pass all the TV signals coming down the antenna coax cable on to the TV.)
Meanwhile when the antenna coax is connected directly to the TV and the TV's own tuner (channel selector) is used, the TV gets a hold of the audio and the only way to pass it on to your A/V receiver is via audio output jacks on the TV, if present.
SCART is a kind of plug and jack, as are RCA and BNC. Unfortunately I don't know the meanings of the various pins (there are several) in a SCART jack.
SCART RCA I take it, is a SCART jack wired up for composite video. An alternative to having several SCART jacks one for each kind of video is to have a switch to select composite, S-video, etc.
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