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Alex J.

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Hello All,
I was Just wondering what the optimum hookups are...is it better to connect my dvd player (via component cables) directly to the TV or is it better through my A/V receiver and then re-route again with comp. cables to TV?
Any help/suggestions would be appreciated!!:)
Thanks!
 

jeff lam

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If you have enough TV inputs just go direct to the TV. Saves money from having to buy two sets of cables and also any potential signal loss from the receiver's video switching and extra cable.
 

Bob McElfresh

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Your receiver will not convert one video type to another.

So I'd suggest you run Component cables directly to the TV from the DVD player.

But also, run SVideo from everything to the receiver, then a single SVideo from the receiver to the TV. (for that old VCR, you can get a $20 device to convert Composite to SVideo from Radio Shack.)

Then for normal TV viewing, you just leave the TV set to see the SVideo feed and your receiver does all the switching & volume control for you.

This is simple and easy for the family to use.

But when you sit down to watch a DVD, take the extra step to grab the remote and flip to the Component input for the slightly better picture.

Hope this helps.
 

Alex J.

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thanks everyone for all your suggestions;) I can't wait to get
1) component cables (should be here soon: Canare)
2) ISF calibration!! Next week by Gregg Loewen
TV: Samsung TXL2791F
 

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