Component Video with Reciever

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  1. JarodJSchultz

    JarodJSchultz Auditioning

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    I'm learning a lot from this forum and doing a lot of searching but I would like some advice on this. My current Sony KP-53V90 TV has 1 component video input but has 2 s-video inputs. Currently my Sony DVP-S330 DVD player and my Dish-Network 501 receiver use both s-video inputs because neither one does the component video output. Currently I'm very happy with the picture quality. I'm getting a new receiver that will have the component video output. Is it worth it to send the DVD and Satellite receiver, using the s-video, to the new receiver and than run the component video output to the TV? Will the picture quality really be that much better or should I just keep with what I'm doing now?

    Thanks Again for you Help, Jarod
     
  2. Michael Reuben

    Michael Reuben Studio Mogul

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    Is it worth it to send the DVD and Satellite receiver, using the s-video, to the new receiver and than run the component video output to the TV?
    At least with most receivers, it won't work. Typically, component video switching in a receiver lets you switch among sources connected via component. Most receivers won't convert composite or S-video sources to component format.

    IMO, there's little point in using a component pathway from a DVD player that doesn't have a component output. The signal has already been degraded (minimally, but still to some degree) by being passed through the S-video output. You can't then improve the signal by reconverting it.

    If you want the full advantage of a component connection, you'll need to replace your DVD player.

    M.
     

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