s-video. Should I spend the $$

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  1. jimZap

    jimZap Auditioning

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    If my TV is hooked up to my system with only a component connection( my tv is not s video or composite compliant) will I get better picture quality if the connections between the dvd and receiver are s video or composite? Or would it be a waste of $$

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    your tv has component, but no s-video or coomposite? I think you may have the the two mixed up as far as component(3 seperate wires divided into red,blue and green for video)and composite(yellow)well im not sure if that puts you in the right track or not, but out of the three connections you will want to go with component as component offers, correct if i am wrong, 25 or 30% more picture quality than s-video. but im no expert, i just happen to know that much.
     
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    oh yea you may want to check out the basics area for terms of what is what and how it works and things of that nature that may seem new to you. i first started out in that forum and have learned so much from everybody on this site, welcome and enjoy!
     
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    Alan, thanks for the reply. You are right. The connection to my tv is composite.

    So, will I get better picture quality if the connections between the dvd and receiver are s video or composite? Or would it be a waste of $$
     
  5. Allan Jayne

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    If the only video input on the TV is composite (yellow), use the composite output from the DVD player (and the composite jacks on the receiver, most likely nothing else will work).

    Do not buy a TV that has only one composite input, only one S-video input, and only one selection on the remote to use the two. Almost always one of the jacks has to be empty at all times making it hard to use source devices of both kinds.

    Video hints:
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    you could buy an s-video to composite adapter so you could use the s-video out on the dvd player and composite in on your tv for a slighter better picture
     
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    No - in fact it wont work if your TV only has Composite inputs.

    Feeding video with a SVideo cable to your receiver means you must also run SVideo to your TV. (Most receivers will not convert things down-wards).

    Since your TV cannot accept SVideo - it wont work.

    Here is the general rule for feeding video to receiver:

    Composite in is only seen on the composite out
    SVideo in is only seen on the SVideo out
    Component in is only seen on the component out.

    Hope this answers your question.

    Note: Some of this is covered in the "How to hook up your AV receiver thread: AV Receiver hookup
     

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