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AV amp with up-conversion to component

Discussion in 'AV Receivers & Amplifiers' started by ashbash, May 25, 2004.

  1. ashbash

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    I want to move my projector to ceiling mount. I would like to minimise
    the number of cables that go to it, since the cable run will be about
    10 metres. Therefore I would like an AV amp with up-conversion to
    component video. That way I can just run one component video
    cable from the AV amp to the projector. Currently I don't use an
    AV amp. The main reason for getting one is the video/audio switching
    and up-conversion. The multi-channel sound is just a bonus as
    far as I am concerned.

    The only amps that I am aware of that do this are the Denon 3803,
    3805 and 2805. Are there any others? Preferably cheaper, since as
    I said, I really see this as a glorified video and audio switcher, and £600+
    is a lot to pay for that.

    Sources will be Tivo (RGB or S-Video), X-Box (RGB or S-Video) and
    DVD (component). The Tivo and X-Box need conversion to component.

    Thanks

    Ashley
     
  2. patr1ck

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  3. MarkE19

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    You need to check more carefully as I know that the TiVo does not output S-Video, but only RGB or composite and therefore to get a goodpicture via the receiver you will need to convert the RGB to component prior to connecting to the receiver. I would recommend you take a look at the converters Here which are not cheap, but are the best.

    Mark.
     
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    Maybe a scaler/de-interlace is a better alternative than an AV amp, especially if sound is of no concern. This should provide more flexibility.
     

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