Video switching

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  1. Howard_S

    Howard_S Supporting Actor

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    Does video switching offer any increase in performance? Say if you have a VCR connected to a receiver through composite and the receiver to the TV using S-Video would you see a difference?
     
  2. Ken Seeber

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    Not only will you not see an increase in performance, you're likely to not see anything at all. Most receivers will not convert one video format to another. In other words, you need to connect your VCR to the receiver with an s-video cable if you're only going to run s-video to the TV.

    There are exceptions to this rule. Some higher-end receivers do in fact upconvert signals. You still won't see any improvement, because you started with a composite signal to begin with.
     
  3. Bill_Weinreich

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    Unless your reciever is capable of converting composite to s-video,which very few can, that usually wont even work. If you input with s-vid, you have to output with s-vid (providing your reciever is capable of s-video switching). Same goes with composite. If you want, most S-VHS players are capable of S-video out but qualities vary (usually with price).
     
  4. Howard_S

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    Okay. So it's just a convenience thing right? Thanks.
     
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