Dangit! Replaced Kenwood with Yamaha now need a new TV??

Discussion in 'AV Receivers' started by Gwon Chang, Mar 25, 2004.

  1. Gwon Chang

    Gwon Chang Stunt Coordinator

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    Well, my Kenwood took a dump recently and yesterday, I became the proud owner of an open box Yamaha RXV-540. So far, it's been a great little box, sounding fuller and deeper than the Kenwood ever did. And it has a ton of video inputs, so, I decided to try to route my stuff through it.

    I had component cables for my DVD so I went from that to the Yamaha. I ran the Tivo (composite) into the Cable Box input and my PS2 (S-video) into the VCR input. Everything ran out via an S-video cable to my TV. How cool is it that I can now do one button push and have the desired device? Very. But, I needed another set of component cables (for Yamaha (DVD) to TV) as well as another S-video cable (for Yamaha (Tivo) to TV).

    Today I ran around town and got myself a set of component cables and an S-video cable. I went home for lunch and plugged everything in. Works great. Except that instead of being able to leave the TV on Video 1 and have TV, DVD, PS2, I can only have TV and PS2 controlled by the Yamaha. For component video DVD, I have to switch my TV to Video 2 as Video 1 only accepts composite and S-video [​IMG]. Needless to say, I'm a bit bummed about this. I won't be upgrading my TV anytime soon so I guess I'll just have to deal with it. I should be able to set a macro on my universal remote so I can still "one button" start my DVD.

    PS: Mods, not sure if this is the right forum for this post. Please move if necessary!
     
  2. RickRodig

    RickRodig Auditioning

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    I only use one s-video to my tv and all the other s-videos connections to my yamaha receiver and it works fine that way. I wouldn't worry about composite video jacks until such time as you get a tv that excepts them. Mine doesn't have composite video inputs so I just use the s-video from the receiver. You might try that.

    Rick
     

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