Composite to S-video conversion on ONKYO TX-D797

Discussion in 'Archived Threads 2001-2004' started by StevenS, Jan 28, 2002.

  1. StevenS

    StevenS Auditioning

    Jan 4, 2002
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    Hi everyone!

    I couldn't find if it was covered before, so I want to ask this questions: Is the composite to s-video conversion on ONKYO TX-D797 really improve image quality OR it is only used for easy connection to TV?

    Please, help!
  2. Kyle_Y

    Kyle_Y Stunt Coordinator

    Nov 9, 2001
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    As with all receivers and preamps that do composite to S conversion, it is merely for the purpose of conviniece. It will not improve the video quality at all.
  3. Bob McElfresh

    Bob McElfresh Producer

    May 22, 1999
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    Short Answer: It's for ease of connection only.

    The Comb filter in your TV converts Composite to SVideo. It's one of the most expensive parts of your TV and televisions are often judged good/bad based on the comb filter.

    External comb filters can purchased for:

    - $20 - little adaptors sold at radio shack

    - $800 - Some decent Crystal Vision external units

    - $12,000 - A nice Farajuda (sp?) unit (does a lot more than simple conversion for this price)

    So I doubt the internal converter is much better than the $20 Radio Shack adaptor.

    The best way to tell is to take a dvd player and hook up both Composite and SVideo through the receiver and toggle between the feeds. This can show you how much loss/problems are introduced by the conversion vs native SVideo.

    Hope this helps.

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