Why won't my "component in" work?

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  1. Lucian

    Lucian Stunt Coordinator

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    I just got a Denon AVR-1705 and plugged my Sony DVD player into it through components and a digital coax. I ran it out to the TV through an S-video. I set "DVD = COMP" on system setup, but I can't get any video out that way. I can get it to work is I use s-video or regular video inputs. What am I missing? Someone help please.
     
  2. ChuckSolo

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    You say you plugged the TV through "components" and a digital coax. I really don't know what you mean by that by I will try to help. First, disconnect the S-video cable from both the TV and the DVD player. In order to use the component connections, there must be component (red, green, blue) connectors on both the TV and DVD player. This is the prefered type of connection to get all the capabilities out of your player picture wise. The digital coax connection that goes to your audio system is necessary to get DD and DTS sound. What kind of connections are on the back of your TV? Keep in mind that there is NO digital coax connection from your DVD player to your TV. The coax cable connector on the back of your TV is for the antenna/cable box input. If your TV has component, S-video and composite (yellow) connections, then you can connect one device, such as a DVD player, to the component input of the TV and one different component to the S-Video connection of the TV. You cannot use the S-Video and yellow composite(video) inputs at the same time. As an example, my TV has 1 DVI, 2 component, 2 S-Video and 2 composite video inputs on the back panel as well as a composite connection on the front. I have my DVD recorder going to Component 1, my DVD player goes to my DVI connection and my HI-DEF cable box goes to Component 2. I used to have an S-VHS VCR connected to S-Video 1 but disconnected it when I got my recorder. It would help a lot if you could exactly describe the input/output connections on the back of both your DVD player and TV.
     
  3. Michael Reuben

    Michael Reuben Studio Mogul

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    That's why it's not working. Your Denon doesn't convert component signals to S-video -- it only passes the component video through the receiver.

    M.
     
  4. Lucian

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    Well, the receiver has video upconversion, so tell me if this is correct.

    Video
    S-Video
    Component


    I can run a signal into the receiver on any of these and out to the TV via the same method or a method below. Also, if I run a singal in via one method, I can't send it to the TV via any method above. Correct?
     
  5. Michael Reuben

    Michael Reuben Studio Mogul

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    Component to S-video isn't "upconverson". It's down-conversion. According to the spec sheet for your receiver, it converts all composite and S-video signals to component so that the only connection needed to your TV is a component connection. The specs say nothing about down-conversion, and your experience pretty much confirms that it isn't there.

    EDIT: Page 13 of your manual should have a diagram illustrating exactly what signals do and don't get converted. It shows that component inputs go to the component output -- period.

    M.
     
  6. Lucian

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    Thanks all.
     
  7. Jack Briggs

    Jack Briggs Executive Producer

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    Um, what kind of display are we talking about here? Does it even have component-video inputs?
     

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