video switching

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  1. DavidAM

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    I have a Harman Kardon 520 which has video switching. Does this mean when I switch the input on my reciever, the TV should automatically switch its input to corrolate with the input on the reciever? If not, is there anyway I can do that? I hate having to change the TV to input 2, then change my receiver to input 2 to play xbox, or watch a DVD, etc.
     
  2. Jason GT

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    If I understand your first question: not exactly. Your TV will not switch itself to the correct source.

    What you can do, however, is run everything through the receiver (let's just say for the sake of argument S-Video) and then run a single S-Video cable from your S-vid output on the receiver to a S-Vid in on the TV.

    So basically:
    Xbox, DVD, Satellite box (whatever) S vid ---> HK
    HK S vid --> TV.

    Set your TV to always use the S-Video input, and when you switch the sound source on the receiver, you will also switch the video
     
  3. DavidAM

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    Oh, I did not know it worked like that. Is that video switching? If not, exactly what is video switching?
     
  4. Jason GT

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    This is video switching. Your receiver acts as a junction and decides which video signal is output to your television set.

    Assuming your TV is new enough, it probably switches video as well. as you have figured though, it's often more convenient to switch video only once though.
     
  5. DavidAM

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    Ok, thanks for clearing that up for me.
     

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