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  1. Pedro Diaz

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    I hope you can help me choosing the best HT that I can afford.

    I have a Tantus 29" flat TV with 2 component (Y,Pb,Pr)inputs and 2 svideo inputs. I also have a Samsung DVD player with 1 component (Y,Pb,Pr) output and 1 svideo output and 1 optical output.

    I want to integrate those elements to a HTiB setup.

    Right now, I have two options, the ONKYO S650 and the Kenwood 505. I have read a lot of reviews and I think the winner will be the ONKYO but I have a real questions.

    If I have the 3 component cables (Y,Pb,Pr) that are going from my DVD player to my TV for signal, why should I connect a video cable to the amp in the ONKYO HTiB? What is this intended for?

    Edit: Which configuration will be the best connection?

    Thank you for your replies
     
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    Pedro,

    You wouldn't have to connect your video to the receiver.
    Some receivers switch the video signals from different sources (like a VCR and a DVD-player) along with the other signals, but if you have only 1 machine using the receiver, it isn't necessary.

    A DVD contains the digital version of the S-VHS signal, so using that to connect to your TV would probably be excellent. A 3-component connection is fine too, but not a huge improvement and it also depends on the decoder: is the one in your player superior to the one in the TV or not.

    Note (but you probably know this already): the "optical" connection is one of the options for the digital audio (from DVD-player to receiver).


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  3. Pedro Diaz

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    Cees,
    Thank you very much for your answer. It helped me a lot understanding the receiver function.
    As soon as I get the reciever I will post my impressions. [​IMG]
     
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    Pedro,
    You're welcome [​IMG].
    By all means, let us know!
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