H, I always avoided getting my silver Vision box replaced as it had Modulator out. Since this died I have the BT Humax and use an old modulator that I have had for years. I don't know about the HDMI / SCART interaction but I use HDMI for TV, Audio Optical Out for Surround Sound Amp and I use a standard 3 way AV RCA cable - red, white, yellow for the modulator. The only difference I see is that only picture is output on the Yellow RCA, ie no EPG screen info, setup screens etc that are generated by the box, I just get the tiny PinP in the top right when not showing a full screen picture. Obviously this is really no problem at all for normal viewing.