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Denon 3805 Video Connections

Discussion in 'AV Receivers & Amplifiers' started by galewis1, Aug 11, 2004.

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  1. galewis1

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    I am about to buy a 3805 to be paired with my existing digibox, Tosh SD-900 and Sony KV36HQ100. The Sony can't take a component signal from the DVD player, but as my existing receiver (Onkyo TX-DS595) can only accept and output S-Video, I have avoided using the receiver to handle the video signals in favour of direct link of the digibox and DVD player to the TV via RGB scart.

    I would really like to use the video capabilities of the Denon but although in can accept the component signal from the tosh, it would have to output it as s-video would it not? This would be a backwards step wouldn't it? Or is the signal handling of the Denon so good as to make no difference? Or should I simply avoid the video handling capabilites of the Denon as I did with the Onkyo?

    Also, I keep reading that the Denon can be had for £750 on the net. I can't find it for less than £800. Anyone mind telling where I can get it closer to £750.

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    The Denon 3805 up converts all video signals to component. Great if you have a display capable of accepting component :thumbsup:

    You havent :thumbsdow

    The best way for you is to connect your video devices to your display via RGB scart and bypass the Denon :)
     
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    Or you can choose an Arcam AVR300 which can upconvert composite and s-video to RGBC (SCART) standard :)

    John Dawson (Arcam)
     
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    Great... :( Why don't Sony put component connections on their TV's.

    I'm afraid that the Arcam is out of my price range. Is there a device that I can put in line between the 3805's component out and the TV's RGB Scart in that'll do the trick. I know that that's no better than bypassing the Denon altogether, but at least I'll be able to use the video switching facilities of the Denon and still get a better than S-Video connection (i.e. RGB)?
     
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    What 'video capabilities' are you hoping to use? Are you looking to output video to another room, as if not I can't see any advantage in going through the Denon?

    I've just purchased a 3805 but I'm still routing all video signals direct to the TV using SCARTs (RGB for the DVD). I have an S-video connection from the receiver to the TV but only for the on-screen display and Xbox video signal (although that would go via SCART as well if I had enough sockets on the TV). Could you output DVD by S-video to the Denon and RGB SCART to the TV for the best of both worlds?
     
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    You might be better of just using S-Video, it has the potential to provide a picture that's as good as RGB.

    The main benefit of using component is that it can transmit progressive scan signals as well.
     
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    Can your display accept a component signal?

    If so I recomend going through the 3805. I have a 8ft screen and my Sky+ looks wicked through the Denon via component upconversion :)
     
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    I've just purchased the 3805 and haven't got component on my TV, so I just use the Denon for the sound and keep my RGB scarts going from the Sky+ to the TV and from the DVD player to the TV.
     

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