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Audio but no video

Discussion in 'AV Receivers & Amplifiers' started by pligs76, Jun 3, 2002.

  1. pligs76

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    This question has surely been answered before, but my search has failed to find the answer:

    Have just entered the world of surround sound and not fully dry behind my ears.

    Have connected my 2 x SAT receivers, 1 DVD and 1 x VCR to a Sony 1070. Except the VCR all video connections are connected with S-video. The video of the VCR is connected with normal phono cable.

    The connection from 1070 to TV is via S-video + phono (sound).

    Now: how do I get video from the VCR? The sound is OK but there's no video, even when I connect the 1070 and TV with both a s-video and phono cable (video)

    I am surely making a basic error here - but which?

    Thanks for your help.
    Pligs76 (newbie)
     
  2. Ian J

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    If the VCR will not output s-video you will have to conect it for composite video output. Is there a yellow phono socket somewhere on the back which you need to connect to the VCR phono input on the amp with a further phono connection from the amp (monitor out) to the TV.

    Alternatively you can use a scart - three phono cable plugging the scart into the back of the VCR and the two audio and one video plugs into the amp.

    The composite video and s-video outputs on the Sony are not on the same bus and if you are using both connections you will need to output them seperately.
     
  3. pligs76

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    The VCR is only connected to the Receiver via phono cables (L+R+Video) in both directions. I have not connected the VCR directly to the TV. Neither TV nor VCR has Scart (Asian models)

    Is it a setting on the receiver I need to program to enable output of both composite video signal and S-video signal? or am I on the wrong track here?

    Thanks
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  4. Ian J

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    The s-video output from the receiver to the television will only send video signals that are in s-video.

    The VCR will not output an s-video signal so it needs to be connected seperately to the receiver by plugging the yellow phono cable into the VCR and VCR input on the receiver.

    I think that you have done this already but you will need a further connection from the receiver to the TV to carry the video signal as it cannot travel down the s-video cable.

    There should be a Monitor Out (yellow) socket on the Receiver which needs to be connected to a composite video input on the TV
     
  5. pligs76

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    Thanks Ian,

    Know exactly what to do now.

    Fantastic response time. Highly appreciated.

    Cheers
    Pligs76
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    If your tv has 2x phono output, you could take all the audio from there to the amp with the exception of the digital audio sources.

    This saves a lot of cabling, gives you the chance to have the best video signals and saves audio switching on your analogue audio sources.
     

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