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Can I switch RGB video using Amp's component video switching (+ composite)?

Discussion in 'AV Receivers & Amplifiers' started by RoughRider, Jul 9, 2004.

  1. RoughRider

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    I have two RGB sources (Sky, DVD).

    My amp (Yamaha A1) has component video switching for two sources, as well as S-VHS and composite. RGB looks better to me than S-VHS and I like using the switching.

    As the amp also switches composite and has an extra composite "monitor out" can I route my RGB signals through the component sockets?

    I would then run RGB (from the component out sockets) + Sync (from monitor out) 4 x RCA to SCART in the television and set it to receive RGB.

    I am concerned because the routing hardware is designed for component i.e. Y (1vp-p/75 ohms) and Pb/Cb and Pr/Cr (0.7vp-p/75 ohms) and I don't know what an RGB signal is and don't want to damage the amp trying this out.

    Cheers
     
  2. ailean

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    Hmmm sure you have an A1 and not an AX1 or AZ1? No component sockets on my old A1. ;)

    What I'm trying at the moment is using a RGB->Component converter into an amp and then a Component->RGB converter into the TV. However you loose the WideScreen switching which is on scart pin 8 I think. :(

    When changing channels between 4:3 and 16:9 stuff this is fairly annouying as you have to manually change the aspect on the TV remote all the time.

    So if you're just using a TV you may be better off with remote controlled scart switch and program the remote into your main one.
     
  3. Reiner

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    Yes if the amp can switch the composite to the same source as the component input - and given it's an AX or AZ1, the A1 does not have component sockets as ailean already pointed out.
     
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    Thanks. I am impressed you can work out what amp I own when I clearly don't know! Must be an AX1 I reckon, not new enough to have a "Z" in it. Looking forward to easy switching :)
     

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