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Connection Problems with AV Amp

Discussion in 'AV Receivers & Amplifiers' started by kav, May 16, 2001.

  1. kav

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    I want to know if I am best running all of my video sources through my AV Amp and then from my amp to the TV. Or, should I connect my video sources direct to the TV and just take the sound output to the amp.

    Also if I run everything through the amp, does it matter if I mix component and s-video terminals and then just run an
    (s-video cable to scart) to the TV.
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  2. Nike

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    Check the thread 'HCC & WV&TV Why a difference in advice' posted by John wilks in General Chat.
    Not sure about mixing connections, I've not ever routed video signals through my amp -
    Sure someone more knowledgeable will reply though
     
  3. JohnS

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    I route the video signals through my Sony strdb940 for convenience but having tried the dvd direct to the tv and routed through the amp i cant see any improvement with the direct route on my 56" tv. ;)
     
  4. bighairy

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    Short answer: yes it matters.

    If you connect an S-video source to the amp then you will see nothing on the composite video output and vice-versa. Either connect everything in S-video or make sure that the output to the TV is both S-video and composite.

    (Unless there are some fancy switching amps out there that do convert composite to s-video, but I've not seen them!)
     
  5. MarkB

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    Apparently, new Denon machines will have the ability to convert backwards and forwards between Composite and S-Video internally, automatically. Don't suppose that helps much at the moment!
    Mark
     
  6. kav

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    Thanks for the advice.
     

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