Discussion in 'Cables & Switches' started by pauloregan, Jun 14, 2005.
Why would a sound amp have a video component input?
.... because it also does video switching ? i.e. it's an AV amp ?
The AV in AV receiver/amp stands for audio/visual so it makes sense really.
It wa primarily for the American market where they don't have scart sockets and it was deemed convenient to plug all of the audio and video sources into the amplifier with just the single connection to the TV.
These video circuits have been included in AV amps since the early Pro Logic days and for most of us were not only a waste of money as they were never used but many of these video circuits also degraded the sound quality.
With more TV's and plasma screens having component video connections the video switching capabilities of amplifiers are at least being used more nowadays although it would be nice to have a cheaper and sonically purer amplifier without these circuits with add on modules available at extra cost for those that want them.
I have Marantx 6100 monoblocks which also has a yellow video input and the video input allows the amp to be reomte switched on from a video output
Caleb, I think you'll find that's supposed to be used with the 12V trigger or remote outputs rather than a video output.
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