can my receiver mix s-video and composite? PLZ HELP!

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  1. Jason Rooks

    Jason Rooks Auditioning

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    Hello, I'm new to this stuff. I just got a Denon AVR1802 receiver and I am trying to run the s-video out from the digital cable box and the s-video out from my dvd player into my receiver, and then use a composite cable to hook it up my tv because my tv only has composite. I know I dont really need s-video when I have to use composite to the tv, but I thought it might help stop signal degradation until it gets sent to the tv at least. The problem is I cant get video to go from s-video to composite in the receiver. I guess I figured that the receiver can do this signal transforming, am I wrong? Can s-video connection in only go out s-video? Another problem I realized is my dvd and digital cable both have coaxial outputs only and my receiver only has one coaxial input. There are 3 optical inputs but none of the things I have use optical [​IMG] is there anything that can be done here besides switching the cable physically when i want surround sound on a dvd or tv? digital coaxial to optical converter? Thanks.
    Jason
     
  2. Vince Maskeeper

    Vince Maskeeper Producer

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    Jason,

    I don't know for sure about the 1802, but I have the 3300 and it will not convert Svideo to composite or vice versa. In fact 99% of the receivers that offer video switching DO NOT convert one to the other.

    You'll have to hook everything up Composite for it to supply an output from the composite jack.

    As far as your Optical/Composite issue... they do make converter boxes- they have deluxe ones (which can go either way) for $80 neightborhood, and I've seen cheapo plastic units for $30.

    Do a websearch on google.com.

    -Vince
     
  3. Vin

    Vin Supporting Actor

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    Jason, here's a very affordable digital convertor. I've purchased one of these from this company and it worked great.
    Hope this helps,
    Vin
     
  4. Jason Rooks

    Jason Rooks Auditioning

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    Thank you for the answers. Too bad my s-video cable has gone to waste for the time being. Could have been worse.
     
  5. Anthony June

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    you can go to your local radio shack and for $20bucks get a composite to s converter/s to composite.
     
  6. Allan Jayne

    Allan Jayne Cinematographer

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    If the TV doesn't accept S-video, there is no point in even using the S-video output from the DVD palyer (assuming there is a composite output). Just connect up everything using composite.
    The composite jack on a DVD player is there expressly for your situation. Using that is at least equal to and probably superior to using an external S-video to composite converter.
    Video from a DVD is fundamentally (natively) component. The player constructs S-video from the component video and constructs composite video from the S-video.
    Video hints:
    http://members.aol.com/ajaynejr/video.htm
     

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