question about component video hook-up

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  1. KenLeBlanc

    KenLeBlanc Stunt Coordinator

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    Newbie question...

    Hooking up a Panny SA-XR50 to a Samsung DVD player and an old Hitachi TV. TV only has RCA and S-Video inputs. I have the RCA going to the Moniter out on the receiver.

    I bought component video cables thinking I could get the best quality but I'm not getting a picture on the TV. I'm guessing that I can only use S-Video or RCA and not component ??
     
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    More often than not, receivers will not downconvert component to S-video or lower, as well as some do not let you mix types of connections at all - if it was s-vid in, it has to be s-vid out. Either case, it looks like it will not work the way you have it connected. If you don't need to do video switching, just go s-vid direct to the TV.
     
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    If you did find a receiver that converted incoming component video from the DVD player into S-video to go to the TV, the quality will be S-video quality, not component video quality.

    The only way to realize the full quality of component video is to have component connections all the way to the TV.

    Video hints:
    http://members.aol.com/ajaynejr/video.htm
     
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    Thanks for the info guys. Got it to work after picking up a few extra S-video cables. I did want the video switching as I think it's nice. System is all hooked ap and working good. Had a sound issue with the Digital Coax to the DVD player and then I remembered to check the audio settings of the DVD player [​IMG] Sure enough I had to make a couple of changes there and it was good to go.
     

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