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PC to AV receiver connection

Discussion in 'AV Receivers & Amplifiers' started by Darren Blake, May 8, 2003.

  1. Darren Blake

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    Maybe this should go in the HCPC forum, but I think its more amp related than PC related...

    Because of the distance from my HC setup to the screen I only want one signal cable (componant) running from my AV reciever to the screen.

    I also want to connect my PC to the screen. My intended plasma screen has 2x 15 pin RGB monitor inputs, so I could run a second cable direct from the PC's 15 pin monitor socket to the screen, but I would rather utilise a free input on the the AV reciever.

    So what is the best way to connect a PC to an AV reciever?

    I have already fallen into the trap of thinking that RGB and component are the same thing, so my original plan of getting a 15 pin to 3 phono RBG cable and using the component input on the AVR has gone out the window - or has it? I'm still not quite sure. Is there a way to do this?

    My graphics card has S-video out, which would be the simplest way to get the signal into the AVR, but would the quality suffer? I will be using the PC for "serious" applications, so I need good definition of fine lines and text with no "bleed".

    Finally, when push comes to shove, since the screen has a "proper" monitor connector anyway, should I just bite the bullet and use that and suffer two different video sources and an extra cable?

    For information the AVR will probably be a Denon 1803 or something of a similar spec.

    TIA.
     
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    Two direct video leads to the plasma will give better picture quality than using video switching, particularly on budget AV amps. Bite the bullet....:(
     
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    For serious work a direct well screened VGA cable is the way to go try lecktropakcs and keene for cables, shopping around should help bring down the price.
     
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    Cheers guys. Looks like I'll be using a dedicated monitor feed direct from the PC, and component from the AVR for everything else.

    Is the Denon 1803 considered a "budget" AV amp? if I can afford it I guess it must be! ;)

    Are there any AV receivers that allow you to connect a 15 pin RGB into them? I know that Hitachi media box that comes with the 42PD3000 does, but that forces you to use a short (2m?) DVI cable to connect to the screen and I need about 6m separation.
     
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    Denon 1803 is budget but good budget, a S?h 3802 might be better value long term seem to going for £350 ish. i dont think any av amp hasve a vga cpability, but Video processors do they are very expensive though
     

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