Should Video Interconnects Run Through Onkyo TX-SR700

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  1. EdL

    EdL Auditioning

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    In need of HT Experts. I finally received my TX-SR700 yesterday and I'm wondering what advantage is gained by running component video for DVD,
    S-Video for cable & VCR through the receiver. Right now I have everything running directly to my Mits-55807. Will there be any improvement or degradation in the video quality? As I see it I either way, I will still have to select the input source on the TV & receiver. Not to mention buying 3 additional sets of expensive interconnects.
     
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    The only advantage is that when you select a source, the appropriate video source is selected also, thus "video switching". IMO, there is no benefit at all if your TV has sufficient inputs for your video soruces to go directly to it.
     
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    You might have a video compatability problem. Can your receiver take s-video in and output component? Probably not. Let the TV do it.
     
  4. EdL

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    I have more than enough video inputs on the TV to handle everything I have and then some. The receiver can convert composite video to S-Video, but I don't need the function - both my VCR & cable use S-Video. The advantage seems to exist only when you have a limited number of inputs on the TV?
     
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    The advantage is you don't need to change both tv input and receiver input. No big deal for a macro enabled remote and equipment that can handle descrete operations.
     
  6. Bob McElfresh

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    You CAN do both:

    - Run SVideo from everything to the receiver, then to the TV.

    - Run Component directly from the DVD player to the TV for the slightly better picture.
     
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    Ed, there's no advantage except in the situation where you have more outputs than your tv has inputs. By running it through your receiver, you'll just be introducing another set of connections that will complicate debugging problems or introduce problems of its own.

    cheers,


    --tom
     
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    Thanks guys. I'll keep my current direct connections and $$ in my pockets.
     

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