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Old 5th Mar 2020, 3:11 pm   #30
julie_m
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Default Re: Philips 22CS1002/05t TV

Some VCRs had an AV2 SCART with RGB pass-through to AV1. If AV1 on the VCR is connected to AV1 on the TV set and an RGB source played into AV2 on the VCR, the TV will display this RGB signal.

The purpose of this was to connect a pay-TV decoder, which were popular in some Continental countries. When watching a scrambled programme, the decoder would take in a composite signal from the VCR and output an RGB signal, which would then wend its way to the TV. (The decoder's output being RGB made it difficult to record unscrambled programmes. You could record scrambled programmes all you liked; but if you wanted to lend a tape to a friend, you would have to lend them your decoder as well.)
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