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    Sky drx 890wl-z

    This is a discussion on Sky drx 890wl-z within the Sky Broadband help forums, part of the Sky Broadband help and support category; My previous Sky box had external audio sockets that I used to feed a stereo system in another room. The ...

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      Sky drx 890wl-z

      My previous Sky box had external audio sockets that I used to feed a stereo system in another room.

      The DRX 890WL-Z has I/O port, RS-232 socket and USB socket.
      Does any of these three sources provide a stereo audio signal?

      Thanks, Geoff


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      Re: Sky drx 890wl-z

      I/O port may contain stereo output but I don't know the pin connections, other two no.
      Easiest option would be to use a scart to phono adaptor. Prices vary. Cheapest I have found is 0.63 at Maplin.

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      Re: Sky drx 890wl-z

      The current DRX890WL no longer supports the phono and Scart sockets.

      The I/O port is primarily designed for supporting the IO Link which connects to the UHF feed.

      The adaptor is currently 10 from Sky.

      Taking what seawright has mentioned, i.e. pin connections, it might be possible to modify the IO Link and solder a couple of phono sockets to it, but I doubt that you'll have much joy. For a start I doubt that you'll get stereo sound. Secondly I suspect that the wires will be very thin and delicate.

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      Re: Sky drx 890wl-z

      I thought that this was the rear view of a DRX890WL which clearly shows a scart socket.
      Sky drx 890wl-z-drx890wl.jpg
      If I'm wrong could someone post an image showing the rear panel connections?

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      Re: Sky drx 890wl-z

      I can't recall, I think you're right and it does still have a Scart socket then.

      Thank you.

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      Re: Sky drx 890wl-z

      Quote Originally Posted by Scubbie View Post
      I can't recall, I think you're right and it does still have a Scart socket then.you.
      Thanks guys, the DRX 890WL has both SCART and HDMI sockets as inputs for a TV.

      I can dispense with the SCART cable and get good stereo and video through the HDMI, but the quality of the audio (and mains hum) I get when I break out the two audio leads from the SCART plug makes impossible listening.

      I will have to buy an adaptor cable to give me a double HDMI output from the Sky box.

      Geoff

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      Re: Sky drx 890wl-z

      There shouldn't be any problem picking up audio from a scart socket if is terminated properly with screened cable and the earth pin is connected.

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      Re: Sky drx 890wl-z

      Quote Originally Posted by Koala5 View Post
      There shouldn't be any problem picking up audio from a scart socket if is terminated properly with screened cable and the earth pin is connected.
      Koala5,

      Yes, there shouldn't have been any problem using the SCART socket. Unfortunately (for me), I initially misread the pin-layout diagram from the wrong side!!!

      Now, having made the right connections, I have the audio I wanted.

      Thank to everyone, Geoff
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