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Discussion in 'AV Receivers' started by Donnie M, Jan 5, 2006.

  1. Donnie M

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    Hey all,

    I just joined the forum and am similarly just getting into home theater. I'm piecing together a modest system in my basement that I will later take with me to college. In shopping for receivers, I have noticed that many offer video upconversion, either from composite to S-video, or composite and S to component video. My question is: do these receivers actually upgrade the video signal to either S or component video, or do they merely pass the lower-quality signal through the better connection?

    If the signal is actually upgraded, this would help me as I have 3 video game systems in my current setup and will likely have a 4th when the PS3 is released. Being able to hook all these systems up using whatever type of connection I currently have for them, and then being able to see all of them in component resolution would be great.

    However, if the signal isn't actually upgraded, I would just look for a receiver that has 3+ component video inputs and get the correct cables for each system.

    Sorry for making this such a long first post, so thanks to all who stuck with it!
     
  2. John S

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    Some have better upconversion than others.

    Some even DCDi de-interlacing which is very high quality.



    No good answer here, but I usually find staying with like say sdiveo through the AVR and then still svideo to the AVR to be better than most upconversion I have seen to date.


    From what I read AVR upconversion does not get very high marks in general. There are probably somne exceptions out there though.
     
  3. Donnie M

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    Ok, thanks John. I think I'll just stick to a receiver that provides enough inputs for my application.
     

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