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AVR300- One cable to my Plasma

Discussion in 'Arcam Owners' Forum' started by Barend, May 12, 2004.

  1. Barend

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    Will it be possible to use just the component cable to my Panasonic plasma?
    My inputs to the AVR300 will be:
    1. DVD comp.video progressive scan
    2. Sat receiver thru converter component video
    3. VCR - ordinary single yellow plug
    4. And the AVR300 setup
    Not very elegant to switch the TV too...
    Barend
     
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    Yes. The AVR300 will upconvert your video (composite) to component, and you can then switch between all 3 inputs to a component output.

    Cheers,
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    Thanks!
    Much less yelling from my wife expected "Wrong sound again!".
    Barend
     
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    You will need to be careful with the VCR, unless it has TBC (time base correction) then it will not work. This is a very common problem with the Denons which use similar format conversion.

    I flagged this as an issue with Arcam along time ago, but i am unsure as whether anything was ever looked into....
     
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    There's an alternative to using video switching

    If your TV has discrete IR codes for inputs you can also use a remote that supports macros and make direct video connections.

    I use an AVR300 with a Samsung DLP, and use my remote (HTM MX-700) to simultaneously switch inputs on the AVR300 and TV. It never fails, and I probably get somewhat better quality by having direct audio and video inter-connections, not to mention I don't have the expense of duplicating my best video cable.

    Dean
     
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    To answer Elliott's warning about not using the AVR300 video upconversion circuitry with a non TBC VCR - so far we haven't found a VCR that doesn't work with the 300, including a truly grotty one owned by a member of our engineering team.

    So the answer is that we do expect most VCRs to work properly - though there will no doubt be exceptions and so we will not guarantee this. We did listen though :)

    HTH.

    John Dawson (Arcam)
     
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    Excellent stuff John, and really pleased to hear it :)

    This is a real pain in the arse otherwise :clap: well done :clap:
     
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    "a truly grotty one"

    I can picture it now....

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