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A/V Cabling & Connections

Discussion in 'Home Cinema Building DIY' started by looie, Jun 2, 2003.

  1. looie

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    I am doing the following:

    1. Connecting my DVD to a video source selector box.
    2. Connecting my VCR to a video source selector box.
    3. Connecting my video source selector box output to my satellite s-video input (s-video TV in).

    All connectors would be s-video connectors.

    My questions is: Do I have to connect any other cables (the Red, White and Yellow component cables, for instance) in order to get both video and audio feeds? Would my resolution improve if I did connected both s-video AND component vidoe cables instead of just the s-video cable?

    Thanks, John
     
  2. GodtheDJ

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    S-video signals only carry video signals (no audio), so yes you would need other cables to acheive this.
     
  3. looie

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    Thanks, GDJ. I now understand that I can also use component cabling (R,Y,W combo cable as a feed for both audio and video. Yes?
     
  4. dnrc

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    That's right, but you would then be using composite video, which is not as good a s-video. For the case you mention the best solution is s-video and phono cables for the audio.
     
  5. looie

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    Thanks, folks, for the very timely help. I appreciate it. I hope i might return the favor one day.

    John
     

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