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Connecting VCR, DVD TV to DSP E800

Discussion in 'Cables & Switches' started by sdmackinnon, Apr 12, 2002.

  1. sdmackinnon

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    I am having trouble linking my VCR, DVD and TV through my Yamaha DSPE800 processor to get Surround Sound from all 3 sources. My VCR has 2 SCART sockets (no S-VHS), as does the DVD player (which also has an optical, composite and S-video connections). Will it be worthwhile buying a VCR with S-VHS connectors and switching through the AMP? Help!!
     
  2. Jase

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    If its the sound you´re after then just connect the Dvd optical out to the Yamahas optical in.

    For the video and tv sound, connect the analogue outs of each to the relevant analogue ins on the Yamaha.

    I dont run any video signal thru my amp personally but others do. I prefer to connect straight to the TV.
     
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    Standard response below. In your case ignore the digibox and put the DVD player into the RGB scart.

    In many cases there is no need to route the video through the amp so dont bother unless your tv doesnt do audio passthrough or isnt very good at it
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    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)
     

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