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Passing Component Through A Receiver?

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#1 of 4 OFFLINE   AllenLC



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Posted June 18 2006 - 01:10 PM

I have an Onkyo Receiver (see signature) and it has 2 two sets of component video inputs and one output set. What is the advantage or draw back of routing my Onkyo DVD through the reciever? Right now I only have the DVD player going directly into the TV via component with the audio going opticle to the reciever. The TV is HDMI from the STB to TV.
Thanks, AllenLC


#2 of 4 OFFLINE   Dick Knisely

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Posted June 19 2006 - 10:27 AM

The main advantage of routing anything throught the AVR is video switching at the AVR -- useful if you have more inputs of a type than the TV/monitor can handle. Main disadvantage is a potential signal degradation by going through the AVR when it isn't needed. Typical advice is to avoid more components, connectors and cables when you can.
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#3 of 4 OFFLINE   Joseph DeMartino

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Posted July 21 2006 - 07:35 AM

I use component switching via my AV receiver. I've compared it to direct connection via component to my TV and to direct connection via an HDMI cable to my TV and I can't see any difference at all between the 3 connections. So the convenience factor is a huge plus and on my system there is no detectable downside. YMMV. Regards, Joe

#4 of 4 OFFLINE   Bob McElfresh

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Posted July 21 2006 - 10:39 AM

One concern: "component switching" may not mean the circuits were designed for progressive or 1080 video. "Component" is a 1940's video standard. It tops out at 4 Mhz so you want all your cables, connectors, switchers to have a 'bandwidth' of about 12 Mhz. For 720/1080 video - these signals go up to 35 Mhz so you want your devices in the signal path to have a bandwidth of 90-120 Mhz. Check your manual for the bandwidth numbers.