Question about Sony STR-DE685

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  1. Michael Sherman

    Michael Sherman Auditioning

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    Hi everyone; new here. Just bought a Sony STR-DE685, but it hasn't arrived yet. I really like the fact that I can have multiple S-Video and Composite video inputs to go along with the audio input channels, but I have a question.

    Let us say I have a VCR that has RCA out, and a satellite system that has S-Video out. Both would go into separate input channels on the receiver. Then I use a S-Video to go from my receiver to the TV. When I select the VCR input, even though the video is coming through RCA, does the output also go over to the S-video? Basically I'm wondering if I still have to have *both* RCA and S-video outs going to my TV then have to swtich my TV input mode to select between the two.

    Thanks in advance,
    Michael Sherman
     
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  3. Michael Sherman

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    Thanks for the reply; at least now I know. Unfortunately, it's not just the VCR that has RCA-only ouput. I have quite a few video game systems that are RCA, so it's a pretty even mix of S-Video and RCA.
    I just need a new TV that makes it easier to switch between input modes. I'm sure my wife will love to hear that [​IMG].
     
  4. Craig_Kg

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    You could always get sVideo->composite converters for the VCR connections. I did this to simplify my setup. You might get a bit of signal degradation but hey, it's VHS.

    They cost us about A$8 over here so I couldn't imagine them costing over US$5 over where you are.
     

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