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Best picture from vcr to PT-AE100?

Discussion in 'Projectors, Screens & Video Processors' started by benwi, Apr 2, 2002.

  1. benwi

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    How should I connect my vcr to my PT-AE100 to get the best picture?
    Today I use composit but that is not good.
    I connect my dvd via s-video and that picture is ok but I'm thinking of buying a new dvd with componant output to get better picture.
    Is it possible to connect my vcr via the dvd and deliver the picture to the PT-AE100 over componant?
     
  2. chic

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    I dont know if you could loop through the vcr to the dvd player due to macrovision issues, I have an svhs video connected to my panasonoc via an svhs cable & the picture quality is better than composite, however it realy shows how poor the quality is of the incoming image when you blow it up but it watchable
     
  3. Kramer

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    There's no way of "looping" your composite signal from the VCR through the DVD player.

    As far as I know, there aren't available any VCRs that output component. It would be useless if it were available anyway, as the "information" stored on a standard VHS tape is composite video.

    An S-VHS VCR will produce far better results, as the chrominance & luminance are kept separate, with resulting higher quality recordings (400 V 250 horizontal lines).

    S-video connection is the minimum you need for a watchable picture on a 6-7ft screen.

    My best experience is with an S-video feed to a PCI TV capture card, running through dScaler software, feeding the VGA input of the AE-100.

    Still, not even in the same ballpark as DVD/HTPC, but now watchable.
     

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