Help!! New TV with only 1 S-video jack! Can i hook up multiple components??

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  1. Scott Stephens

    Scott Stephens Stunt Coordinator

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    Hi. I just got a new TV that has 1 S-video jack. I also have a DVD player that I would prefer to hook up via the S-video route, as well as a DirecTV receiver.

    On my old TV, I had the satellite hooked through the VCR and then into the TV via the 75 ohm coaxial terminal. However, I have found (as I'm sure most of you know) that the signal from the satellite is much better when run through the RCA video connections.

    Here's the problem: whenever I have anything plugged into the S-video jack, the TV ignores all other signals (I've heard this is a common problem with some TVs). So, if I have my DVD player hooked up through S-video, my satellite will only be routed through the coax, even if it's plugged into the RCA video in jacks.

    I purchased a Denon 3802 receiver but haven't received it yet. I know the receiver has S-video connections, etc. but I know nothing about video switching capability (just the term!) Is there a way to integrate all these components (satellite, DVD, VCR) together via the receiver so that I can bypass this annoying function of my TV?

    Also, is there any way to hook up the S-video connections from the satellite AND the DVD player into the receiver first, and then have another S-video cable running into the TV's (one) S-video jack? Will this work? Is there a degradation in image quality?

    Sorry if this message is a bit convoluted. I'm trying to make sense of all this mess. Any help would be GREATLY appreciated. Thanks...
     
  2. Jed M

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  3. ChrisAG

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    You route the S-video Out from you components to the receiver, then hook up the reciever's Monitor Out to your TV's S-video input.

    However, seeing as your VCR is probably not S-video (SVHS), you will not be able to use this method, since the receiver is incapable of up-converting the composite video signal to S. To do this, you must buy a composite to S-video converter box from a place like Radio Shack, then route an S-video cable from the converter to the Reciever.
     
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    So ChrisAG are you saying that if your video player doesnt have svideo they only way you can get it to work is to use a converter? (that is if all your other devices are using svideo?)
     
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  7. Bob Bartlett

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    On my 27" Toshiba there is an s-video and a composite, but it defaults to s-video if you hook up both at the same time. That's why I use a composite to s-video converter. Look at partsexpress for one.
     

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