using s-video

Discussion in 'Archived Threads 2001-2004' started by Mark.du, Sep 9, 2002.

  1. Mark.du

    Mark.du Auditioning

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    Does it make sense to use an s-video cable between the dvd player output and the A/V receiver video input, but a yellow composite video cable between the A/V receiver output and the TV? The old TV only has a composite input, and I don't think there will be a new TV purchase anytime soon.

    Would it result in any improvement, or would it be a waste of $20?
     
  2. Justin Ward

    Justin Ward Supporting Actor

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    As long as it is not a cheap cable, you will probably see no benefits and the s-video may even look worse because the reciever has to convert it.
     
  3. Bob McElfresh

    Bob McElfresh Producer

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    Hi Mark. Welcome to HTF! [​IMG]
    No it wont work. You will not even see any picture.
    Most receivers will NOT convert the SVideo input to be seen on the Composite output.
    Nice try though.
     

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