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Amp newbie: Component input on a receiver- why?

Discussion in 'AV Receivers & Amplifiers' started by nam, Apr 11, 2003.

  1. nam

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    I thought this is for video, not audio- is there any benefit to having this?

    Also what's the best/ easiest way to connect a Sky box and a VCR to a receiver to get DPL2 etc. (TV & DVD are ok- use coax/ optical lead)?

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    Component is for video....It's for video from devices that output component video in fact...like a DVD player or an XBOX, GC,PS2 etc....

    Send stereo analogue audio from Sky and VCR. If Sky box has digital output (optical) then use that instead.

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    Thanks -how do I get component video from PS2 then?
    Why would this be connected to the amp /receiver -not straight to the TV?

    Which cable type should I use for Sky/VCR to amp?

    Thanks.
     
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    Component Video is only of any use to you if your TV has Component Video Inputs.

    For audio from the Sky Box and Video you just need a standard pair of analogue phono cables and connect them from the audio outputs of each unit to the relevant inputs of your amp. If the Sky Box has an optical output, you´ll need an optical cable.
     
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    Thanks- why would there be component video inputs on an amp/receiver then- if the cables go from eg. dvd > TV -what's the benefit of this?
     
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    The reason receivers and amps have video inputs is to facilitate switching of multiple inputs to one output.

    ie. Your Plasma has ONE component input.

    You have XBOX, DVD and GameCube. They all have component output capability.....how do you plug them all in to the one socket on your plasma......

    Simple. You plug them directly to your receiver or amplifier (if it has this capability) then take the output from the receiver/amp direct to Plasma.

    If you only have one source then go direct!

    I believe you can get a component output lead for PS2.

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