S-Video dropout problems with Toshiba SD-2800

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  1. Todd Hostettler

    Todd Hostettler Second Unit

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    I've had a Toshiba SD-2800 DVD player at the center of my home's secondary system for a few months now, and it's performed fine when hooked up to my monitor via its composite input.

    However, after recently upgrading my switching capability to allow for S-Video, a problem has popped up with this otherwise well-performing player… in the form of jarring video dropouts during challenging program material (bright flashes, snap scene transitions, etc.).

    Of course, I did the usual investigative drill, using different switchers, connectors, and DVD players. The problem is definitely a problem with the S-Video output of the Toshiba. I then tested another '2800, just to see if I had a defective unit. Sure enough, the same dropouts occurred with the second Tosh.

    Have any other SD-2800 owners out there experienced this? Have I overlooked anything? Any possible suggestions?
     
  2. Jack Briggs

    Jack Briggs Executive Producer

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    I have a 2800 performing in my bedroom system just fine. I've played the thing through both S- and Component-Video connections, and have experienced no problems whatsoever. The component-video connection is much better, though.

    How, exactly, do you have the player connected to your display (and what kind of display is it)?
     
  3. Todd Hostettler

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    For testing, a straight s-video connection to a 25 inch RCA monitor.
     

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