S-video direct from DVD to TV?

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  1. Scott Miller

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    May be a silly question, but what's the purpose of sending the video signal from your DVD player through the receiver then on to the TV? Why not send it straight to the TV? The reason I ask is that I know that S-vid is better than composite. My receiver doesn't have any S-vid i/o's, but my TV has an input. Thanks!
     
  2. Greg Foan

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    If your HT receiver doesn't have S-video switching capability then set it up as you have and switch between inputs on the TV. I have S-video switching with my receiver and it's a big hit with my wife who finds simplicity of operation to be of the utmost importance.
     
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    Scott, folks run it through their receiver if their TV only has one S-video input and the have more than one s-video sources; eg, a playstation, DVD player, and S-VHS VCR.
     
  4. Ted Lee

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    i find it easier to change everything from the receiver then have to change the audio at the receiver, then go to the tv to change the video.
    however, i'm just running composite cabling. if i go to s-vid or component, i'll have to see if there is any signal degredation by going through the receiver.
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  6. Marc H

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    Anybody else find the picture is a bit better going direct to the TV? I find it's better than going through the receiver.
     
  7. Mike LS

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    I'd say it depends on the quality and build of the receiver. I've never noticed a difference.
    I always used to shy away from using the reicevers switching until I got multiple s-video components. I reluctantly switch over to using the reciever and found that there was no difference.
    Oh well!
     
  8. Scott Miller

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    My receiver remote changes everything for the TV. So I don't see the need to go through the receiver. Thanks for everyone's input!
     
  9. Vin

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    I use my receiver's S-video switching capabilites and don't notice any picture degradation when compared to the direct to TV hook-up.
    I find the convenience of not having to switch video inputs at the TV (in addition to switching audio from the receiver) to be a real Godsend....all this button pushing can be quite exhausting you know! [​IMG]
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    I'd try and connect the DVD player directly to the TV anyway. Receivers add one more step for the signal to travel through. It defintately doesn't help the image. However, you may not notice a difference - especially with S-video/composite.
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