Best way to connect this theatre

Discussion in 'Archived Threads 2001-2004' started by Ryan Leemhuis, Nov 5, 2002.

  1. Ryan Leemhuis

    Ryan Leemhuis Second Unit

    Oct 1, 2002
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    Ok, I'm trying to think of the best way to connect this HT with using the limited amounts of inputs on the TV and getting the best picture quality out of my devices. I will be using-

    Panny RP82(optical/component)
    HTB-505(optical input,no component switching)
    Gamecube(s-video may upgrade to component)
    Toshiba 24" 24AF42 (1 back A/V or S-Video,1 back A/V or component,A/V out,front A/V)

    Those are the connections now which is the best way to do it?
  2. Bob McElfresh

    Bob McElfresh Producer

    May 22, 1999
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    Use SVideo for everything. Run SVideo from every source, then 1 SVideo to the TV.

    For the audio, use the coaxial-digital connection. Use a video cable for this. (Yes, you use a 75 ohm video cable for the audio).

    This lets the receiver to all the audio & video switching.

    Home Theater magazine used a 50" RPTV and came up with these numbers for the different video connections:

    Composite: baseline
    SVideo: 20% better than Composite
    Component: 25% better than Composite

    And smaller displays showed LESS difference, larger showed more.

    So for your 27" TV - SVideo is the most cost-effective.
  3. Brian OK

    Brian OK Supporting Actor

    Aug 29, 2000
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    I'm watching the election results right now ... but I will take a stab

    Panny Component out to monitor in
    Panny optical out to HTIB input
    you hook up the HTIB speakers
    GCube SVid out to monitor in (set up monitor Svid input as line level in) I'm not a gamer but it should be like a VCR line-level in connection.
    Check you Tosh input feeds to make sure the "Colorstream" input is component for DVD. That is their term for component input.

    Also, check your manual.... if in doubt.... gotta go

    Good Luck,


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