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denon 1705 video switching?

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    i'm looking to get a denon 1705. my dvd has scart, s-video and standard video jacks out and my TV only has scart in (accepts RGB). the receiver has video jack, s-video and component inputs/outputs

    will i be able to use a 'scart to three jack' cable to connect my dvd play to the receiver component input and also one from my sky+ box to the receiver component input and then another to go out to my TV.

    or should i just use video and s-video?
     
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    RGB and Component are different so you'd need an RGB to Component Converter for it to work. I'd use the S-Video for now (assuming your TV can accept an S-Video signal via it's Scart input or has dedicated S-Video inputs). :)
     
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    thankyou.
     
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    The other option is to connect direct to the TV. Use RGB Scart for one (Sky+) and S-Video for the other (DVD). Just bear in mind if you use a dedicated S-Video input you don't usually get automatic aspect ratio switching, you'd have to do it manually.
     
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    right my tv has one single scart which accepts RGB.
    the receiver has 3 component inputs and one component output
    it also has 3 video jacks and three s-video jacks in and two of each out again

    my dvd has video out and s-video out and scart out
    the sky+ has s-video and scart.

    so what are you recommendations for connecting this lot up, for the best quality?
     
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    Is the Scart the only input your TV has? No S-Video inputs or anything else?
     
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    yes indeedy...apart from a yellow video jack on the front. its a 2 year old 21" Sony

    i don't know about the general age of the members (or what is the level of kit people have) but i'm 21 and although in full time work still live with my dad so this kit is in my bedroom...hence the not massive/well specc'd TV
     
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    OK. If the TV can accept an S-Video signal via that Scart input (you'd need to check this in the TV manual as you may have to enable the option) then your first choice is connect both the DVD and Sky+ via S-Video to the Amp and then run one S-Video to Scart cable to the TV from the Amp's S-Video Monitor Output. You'd use the Amp to change source.

    Second choice would be to buy an RGB Scart Switcher from somewhere like Keene Electronics. You can get 4 into 1 Switcher's. Basically you connect this device to the RGB Scart of your TV and then connect both your DVD and Sky+ via RGB Scart to the switcher. It's then a case of just selecting which Input/Output you want to watch. :)

    Third option is just to connect one device at a time to the TV via RGB Scart depending on what you want to watch. Bit of pain as you'd have to keep unplugging one or the other.
     
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    thankyou. i'll consider the options
     

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