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connecting help please!!!!

Discussion in 'Cables & Switches' started by wassap, Apr 7, 2002.

  1. wassap

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    Hi having recently purchased a marantz sr 5200, i need to now figure out the connections, i have connected the audio side of things ok, its just the video side of things. am i right in thinking i can use the amp as the control centre for all of my av equipment?

    I basically have a video,psx, and pc dvd system, i like to record onto video from my pc and tv, and i need a video output to the capture card in my pc. how do i set all this up

    any help appreciated the bloody manual is crap
     
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    You can use the amp to handle the video option as well. However, you will have to reduce your video quality down to s-video or composite instead of RGB. Personally, i run all my audio via the tv (apart from the digital sources) and use the tv as the switching device (effectively)

    Various ways to connect depending on what you think is acceptable.

    option 1 - RGB for both DVD and digibox but need to record via the RF.
    Audio carried from TV to Amp and DVD to amp (TV passes audio from vcr and
    digibox)

    DVD > Digibox VCR scart ( use scart lead, set DVD to output RGB)
    Digibox > TV (use scart lead into RGB scart socket)
    Video > TV (scart lead into composite scart socket - Don't use an expensive cable, it would be wasted)
    Aerial > digibox > vcr > TV

    DVD > Amp (using digital co-ax or optical -identical quality, depends on your available connections)
    TV > Amp (using 2x phono connection)

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    Option 2 - RGB for digibox and s-video for DVD. Allows recording via the scart. Audio the same as above

    DVD > TV (scart into s-video scart)
    Digibox > TV (scart into RGB scart)
    Digibox > VCR (composite scart - Don't use expensive cable for this one)
    Aerial > digibox > vcr > TV

    DVD > Amp (using digital co-ax or optical -identical quality, depends on your available connections)
    TV > Amp (using 2x phono connection)
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    Option 3 - TV doesn't pass audio or doesn't pass it with decent quality. Will require manual switching between sources. Use video connections as option 1 or 2.

    DVD > Amp (using digital co-ax or optical -identical quality, depends on
    your available connections)
    TV > Amp (using 2x phono connection)
    VCR > Amp (using 2x phono connection)
    Digibox > Amp (using 2x phono connection)
     
  3. wassap

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    cheers m8 gonna try out tomorrow.
     

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