S-Video/Composite Rcvr. Switching Don't Work Together? HELP!!!

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  1. James Edward

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    I am setting up a system for someone: Onkyo 595 Receiver and a JVC AV36-D202 Television. The S-Video input works on the TV when I have the composite cable hooked up, but none of the composite signals(VHS, Playstation, TV Video from cable box) are passed. If I disconnect the S-Video connection from the back of the TV, the composite signals are then passed without a problem.
    I don't see any menu choice on the TV that might need to be turned on to accept both inputs into the Video 1 inputs. This is the first time I've encountered this problem.
    HELP!!!!
     
  2. Howard Christian

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    You mean you are using both S-video and composite on the same video 1 input?
    Well what you can do is just move either the composite or s video to video 2
    You don't like switching your tv to other video modes?
    another alternative would be using all s video switching
    I dunno if the onkyo supports it
    Just get a composite to s video converter from radio shack
    I think you can get s video cables for playstation from best buy or is it just ps2?
    Good luck!
     
  3. Jim A. Banville

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    When many TV's "detect" an S-video connection, that S-video connection over-rides the composite input when both connections are on the same audio/video input on the TV. Your best bet (if the TV has only 1 video input or you are trying to do away with switching inputs on the TV by doing video switching through the receiver) is to buy some composite-to-S-video adaptors, like this one http://www.radioshack.com/searchsku.asp?find=15-1238 and only use S-video through the receiver to the TV.
    [Edited last by Jim A. Banville on October 09, 2001 at 07:58 AM]
     
  4. James Edward

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    Thank you!
    I will definitely pick up the adapters. I did not know about them. I am trying to keep the switching as simple as possible, as the people I am setting this up for are video-phobic. I prefer, in my own system, to run each connection directly to the TV, bypassing the receiver altogether.
    By the way, Sony TV's allow both connections to be used.
    Thanks again...
     
  5. Alan Curry

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    I have the Radio Shack adapters for my vcr. Note: The adapters are female on both ends. Unless you want long "cables", I would suggest getting male/male adapters also. My setup is like this: vcr->m/m rca adapter-> rca/svideo adapter->svideo cable->receiver.
    Alan
     
  6. Jim A. Banville

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    "By the way, Sony TV's allow both connections to be used."
    Not my Sony TV. I found that out the same way you did with the JVC TV.
     

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