Using Reciever to switch video - laserdisc

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  1. Billy K

    Billy K Auditioning

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    I currently have an Onkyo 501 6.1 reciever. I want to use it switch the video from dvd player, sat stb, laserdisc and ps2. I am running an s-video from the reciever's monitor out to the TV. DVD, Sat., and Ps2 are connected to the a/v reciever using s-video. Laserdisc only has composite video out. I figure that it would just pass the composite video through the S-video but it doesn't. I am guessing this means the Onkyo doesn't up-convert composite to s-video (am I right)? Does this mean I have to run the laserdisc directly into the TV? The a/v reciever monitor out has both s-video and compoite video out, can both be used in the same input on the tv. It would be nice to just control everything through the reciever. I was kinda surprised that the Laserdisc didn't have s-video?? It's a Pioneer, did most of them come with s-video and I just have a cheaper model?
     
  2. Michael Reuben

    Michael Reuben Studio Mogul

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    Laserdisc is a composite format. On all but the highest-end models, the composite output will generally look better, especially if your TV is a recent model (it will have a superior comb filter).

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  3. Billy K

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    Thanks for the help, my TV does have extra inputs. Looks like I'll be running the LD to Input 2.
     

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