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Denon AVR-3803 receiver connections help

Discussion in 'AV Receivers & Amplifiers' started by seagullxyz, Nov 22, 2003.

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  1. seagullxyz

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    I have a Denon AVR-3803 receiver connected to a Pioneer PDP-434HDE plasma via component cables.

    The problem is I have an NTL cable box (Pace) with the only outputs being 2 scart connections (TV & VCR). Likewise I have a JVC VCR with the only connections being scart (AV2 in), scart (AV1 in/out) and 2xRCA audio out.

    Should I make use of the 3803 ability to up convert video to component by connecting the cable & VCR to the 3803 via scart to S-video/audio adaptors? Or should I connect by scart to scart straight to the plasma box bypassing the 3803?
    I am after the best picture quality.

    Thanks

    Pete
     
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    Do the scart adaptor thingy - that will give you the best viewing quality.

    Note the word adaptor - don't use a convertor as you will be converting the video signal twice which *may* affect quality overall.
     
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    Thanks for your reply.

    Not sure of the difference between an adaptor and a convertor.

    I was going to to use a cable with scart at one end and s-video/2x phono at the other. Is that what you mean as an adaptor?
     
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    I would use the 434 media box the way it was designed... NTL RGB SCART into AV1 and the VCR into AV2...
     
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    The cable sounds like an adaptor - a convertor usual involves a black box inbetween.

    Try both methods - not sure what connections a 434 has, my panny doesn't have scart so I'm *stuck* with component.
     
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    I have a quattro+ and a RGB Scart to component converter.

    The Quattro+ is a switch box. So you can plug all your scarts into that and one scart comes out. That one scart then goes into my RGB-> component converter. Component cables from that then go into my projector.

    I have a freeview box, xbox and Gamecube connected via the quattro+. It just gives you that bit more flexibility and you're using the best output from your sources (RGB Scart).
     
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    FaxFan2002 how do you connect/route your kit to your 3803?
     
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    OK here we go - off the top of my head..

    NTL Cable box -> scart to composite video / audio adapter -> composite video into 3803 "TV" composite video
    audi into "TV" audio

    HKdvd 25 -> component into 3803 component input 1
    HKdvd 25 -> coaxial out into 3803 coaxial input
    You have to assign them to dvd etc. via the osd

    XBOX -> multi adaptor -> SVIDEO into 3803 dbs SVIDEO
    XBOX -> multi adaptor -> optical into 3803 optical input

    PS/2 and Gamecube same as NTL cable box basically (different inputs on the 3803 of course).

    The only output is the component monitor out which feeds into the plasma. Everything gets upconverted to component video.

    It maybe worth noting to have multiple monitor out feeds (composite and SVIDEO) just in case you have setup sources etc. i.e. to setup the HKdvd25 you have to connect via composite to setup the component settings.

    I'll chuck an electronic plan together when i get 5 mins..
     

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