component video-good or bad

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  1. Dean-P

    Dean-P Stunt Coordinator

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    Hi

    I'm looking to get a newer reciever to replace my JVC 6020.
    I've been looking at E-Cost's HK-125 or the Onkyo TX-SR501.
    The HK doesn't have component video but the Onkyo does, so I was wondering if there is any degrade going thru the reciever vice straight to the tv? If there is, then I may as well go with the HK...
    Thanks in advance.

    Dean
     
  2. Evan H

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    Dean,

    There is a loss of some singal quality when passing the signal through different devices. If you only have one component source, then go directly to the TV. I personally use the receiver to switch between component sources for the ease of use, and find the signal on the tv to be far superior to S-Video directly to the TV, and only minimally degraded over the component directly.
     
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    Any time you add something in the signal's path, you are degrading it somewhat.

    The video switching on the receiver is there for two reasons:

    1. To allow you to switch multiple sources if your TV only has one input of a certain type.

    2. For convenience, so that the TV may stay on one input and thus only the receiver's source needs to be changed.

    If either or both of these are required in your system, then use the video switching. However, if picture quality is of the utmost importance, run directly to the TV. I advocate this especially for DVD and HD, which are your best sources, in terms of image quality.
     
  4. John S

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    Most TV's only have two inputs, including the one that s scheduled for delivery to me this comming Saturday.

    I plan on switching mine through my reciever becasue of necessity.

    I guess there are other solutions out there for like $100, but I would think those would have a similar degrading potential as switching it through my AV reciever.
     
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    Thanks for the input.
    Looks like I will get the Onkyo as I have only one component video on my tv; gotta prepare for the future.[​IMG]
     
  6. John S

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    I don't think you will be dissapointed....

    I just installed the ultra bargain at my bros-in-laws house last weekend.

    It was extremely impressive on both HT and music.


    The 6.1 and component put it over the top for me as my choice as well.
     

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