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#1 of 12 OFFLINE   WynMa

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Posted May 05 2003 - 05:29 AM

Which one is better to buy for my DVD player?

#2 of 12 OFFLINE   JayDaniel

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Posted May 05 2003 - 06:36 AM

In most cases, if you can run component connections, then do so. But realize that it may or may not give a better picture than S-video. Depends on the quality/size of your tv, the quality of the cable purchased, etc. etc. If possible, buy both types and try them and decide for yourself. Then return the other. And if you don't know this already, proper calibration (video and audio) will most likely have a huge effect on your viewing & listening pleasure.

#3 of 12 OFFLINE   WynMa

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Posted May 05 2003 - 06:39 AM

TV is Sony KP-65WV700.

#4 of 12 OFFLINE   Michael Reuben

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Posted May 05 2003 - 06:58 AM

This issue, along with many other basic issues, is covered in the HTF Beginner's Primer and FAQ. Use the link below. Or just go directly to the following section:

Different Video and Audio connection cables and types

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#5 of 12 OFFLINE   WynMa

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Posted May 05 2003 - 07:51 AM

Thanks for the link. I never realized there was so much to learn about HT. Question. I have component video connection from my DVD player to my receiver. Should I also have a component video connection from the reciever to my TV? Thanks for any input!!

#6 of 12 OFFLINE   Andy_J

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Posted May 05 2003 - 07:56 AM

To answer your question you can just run the components straight to the TV, or you can route them through the receiver and have your receiver switch. Although there wouldn't be much of a need for this unless something besides your dvd player uses components out. Andy

#7 of 12 OFFLINE   ChrisMatson

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Posted May 05 2003 - 07:58 AM

It is usually better to have a straight connection from the DVD player to the TV. Extra connections can open the door to signal degradation.

#8 of 12 OFFLINE   WynMa

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Posted May 05 2003 - 08:15 AM

Thanks again for all the input. What seems obvious to you is not so obvious to me!! Thanks!!

#9 of 12 OFFLINE   WynMa

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Posted May 05 2003 - 08:34 AM

OK, let me state what I have gathered. If your TV has enough video inputs, you should connect you video directly to the TV? Audio will always be connected to the receiver.

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Posted May 05 2003 - 01:33 PM

How you connect your video is kinda up to you, as Chris stated patching the video through the receiver leaves more room for degradation and interference, but you also get the convenience of your audio automatically switching to whatever your viewing, rather than changing the input on the tv and on the receiver. The amount of signal loss may not even be noticable. I suggest you try patching it through the receiver and a direct connection and see for yourself if you can tell and go from there. As far as audio goes I suggest runing everything into it. wouldn't make much sense to have a dvd player and run it through your TV when you have a nice HT setup sitting therePosted Image
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#11 of 12 OFFLINE   John Garcia

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Posted May 05 2003 - 01:51 PM

Let me just restate that if you do not have more than one source with component video output, there is no need to go through the receiver at all, as that will simply mean you need one more cable and you are gaining little or nothing but a few less buttons to push.
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Posted May 06 2003 - 02:03 AM

What John said. Good component cables cost at least $50. Why buy more than you need?




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