The Virgin Media V+ box has a variety of connectors to get the picture and sound to your TV, we’ll start off with the picture connections.

The V+ box has 3 video output connections:-

  • Scart – The scart connection supports RGB, RGB with composite sync (RGBS) and composite video (CVBS). The V+ box scart connection will only provide a standard definition picture, s-video is not supported so scart to s-video cables will give a black and white picture. If usingĀ a CRT or non HD Ready TV then a scart lead can be used to connect video and audio.
  • Component Video – The V+ box component video connection will provide a high defintion tv (HDTV) signal, whilst not quite as good as HDMI, HD via a component video cable will give an excellent picture. A component video cable has 3 phono plugs each end coloured Red, Green and Blue, sometimes referred to as an RGB cable, although you will find the connectors marked YUV or YPbPr.
  • HDMI – The best connection to use, connect the V+ box with an HDMI cable, this transfers the audio and video digitally with a single cable.

The V+ box has 2 options for connecting sound, you will only need to use these audio outputs if using a component cable which doesn’t support sound or are connecting to a surround sound system:-

  • Stereo phono output – Phono connectors provide the left and right audio channels, this output only supports 2 channel stereo sound, use a stereo phono cable to make the connection, if you want surround sound the optical output should be used.
  • Optical output (toslink) – The V+ optical connection outputs 5.1 surround sound via single toslink optical cable, a single toslink cable should be connected between the box and the av receiver / surround sound amplifier.

No Comments on “Virgin V+ Connections”

You can track this conversation through its atom feed.

No one has commented on this entry yet.

Leave a Reply

You must be logged in to post a comment.