Problem with Wega and S-VHS.

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  1. Rob N

    Rob N Agent

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    Ever since I had my S-VHS VCR (Toshiba W-808) connected via S-video to my Wega (36-FV26) the picture when playing video tapes is terrible. It is difficult to describe the problem but the picture appears "pixilated" and "blurry" and at times the images even have a "trailing effect" like when you have a trail turned on for your mouse pointer. This happens especially during close up shots of a persons face or during fast moving action scenes. When I switch the TV's input from S-video to the RF coax connection (run through the VCR as well) the problem goes away. The colors and overall "brightness" are much better using the S-video input but this problem pixalation and blurriness makes it almost un-watchable.
    At fist, I thought the problem was with the S-VHS VCR but since the problem goes away when using the RF coax connection I'm thinking that the problem is with the Wega and the S-video input. Would this have anything to do with the comb filter on the Wega (I can't recall if it is bypassed when using the S-video input) or SVM (which I have set to off)? I used the same S-video cable (Monster 3) for my DVD player (until I switched to component) and it worked fine for that so I don't think it is the cable itself.
    I'm frustrated about this because the whole reason I bought a S-VHS VCR was to get a better picture and it actually looks worse (as compared to my standard VHS VCR using composite inputs)? Any suggestions?
     
  2. Timmy

    Timmy Stunt Coordinator

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    If possible; take your VCR to another similar sized TV (with SVideo input capability) and determine of the problem lies with the VCR or not.
     

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