No Picture from S-Video

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  1. Teddy

    Teddy Auditioning

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    I've hooked up my DVD player to my receiver with an optical cable for audio and that works great, but when I hooked up an S-Video cable from the DVD to the receiver there is no picture, When I use a composite video cable I get a picture. Does anyone know why I don't get a picture with S-Video? Any advice would be great!
     
  2. John S

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    I have seen a few players that you have to tell it the output you wish to use via a system setup type menu.

    Also make sure they are both not considered like Video1 on your display. When this happens, you cannot use both at the same time. Quite common.
     
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    What connection is going from the receiver to the TV? Do you have any other video coming into the receiver? If your receiver does not upconvert video, you may not be able to use different types of connections coming into the receiver.
     
  4. Allan Jayne

    Allan Jayne Cinematographer

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    You also need an S-video cable from receiver to TV, connecting to a different input bank for example Video 2 behind the TV.

    Most receivers do not cross feed (with upconversion, etc) the S-video sources to the composite video monitor output to the TV.

    Video hints:
    http://members.aol.com/ajaynejr/video.htm
     
  5. Ted Lee

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    it sounds like you're routing your video through your receiver. as already stated, unless your receiver upconverts, you'll have to stay consistent with your video connections, both input and output.

    keep in mind s-video is much better then composite. if you have to, to keep your s-video connection, i'd recommend running your video signals to your tv instead. it'll be worth it.
     
  6. Teddy

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    Hello! Sorry it took so long to get back to you, my cat ate the power cord for my computer, so I've been without! My TV lacks an S-Video input, so I'll have to wait till I get my new television to hook up my DVD player with S-video. Thanks for all your advice, I couldn't figure the damn thing out!
     

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