Component video switching-please explain

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  1. Matthew Anderson

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    I have the Outlaw 950 and my dvd player is currently connected directly to my tv via an svideo cable. I will be getting a HD tv that accepts component cables but I don't really understand what component video switching is all about.
    I plan on just connecting my new component cable directly to my tv from the dvd player. What are the benefits of going through the preamp? I will also have my satellite receiver connected directly to my tv via svideo but will be using composite as well through the preamp so I can record. I can still get OSD through my monitor out on the 950 so I don't see the need to spend money on extra cables. Thanks for any input.
     
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    There isn't any good reason to go through the pre-amp, excpet if you have more sources with component, than inputs on your TV, or if you want to hit fewer buttons when switching sources, so your preo/pro will switch the audio and video at the same time.

    Purists would probably go directly to the set if possible anyway.
     
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    Thanks Chris for your input. That helps me understand this better.
     
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    .Even though your TV has enough inputs, switching with your pre-pro means you won't have to calibrate for each source.My TV was calibrated with with my DVD,when I added a HD tuner I had to calibrate it's input too. If my pre-pro had component video switching I would use it. By the way ,how do you like your Outlaw,i've been wanting one myself.
     
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    Joe,
    Thanks for the response. I would have to get a tv that allows your to save the settings for each input but the the two tvs I am considering dont't allow for this.

    I really like my Outlaw 950. It handles everything very well. Very highly recommended.
     

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