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using the amp as centra unit problems

Discussion in 'Cables & Switches' started by burt2, Dec 19, 2004.

  1. burt2

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    hi guys

    quick question. i have a lot of stuff, as i'm sure most do, and i'm having problems with connectivity.

    i currently have;

    1 projector, [a quality one for watching dvd's only]
    1 projector, [a poor one, old sharp for tv, games, porn etc] :D
    vhs player
    dvd player
    amplifier
    ps2
    cable box [old ntl one]

    now the best way of getting the wires down i think is to route all sound and video through the amp. but only somethings work. i am using an s-video out cable to go from the amp to the projector. now when i plug in my dvd player to the amp i also use and s-video in. this is fine [although its coming out black and white because two prongs have been snapped off the s video plug bit-is that possible?] but when i try to plug in my ps2 or video i get no picture. i get the sounds obviously from the red and white phono's but no picture. i am using just a yellow video phono type thing for the connection. is this why? is it possible to analogue in from ps2 to amp but then s-video from amp to projector? is the signal breaking down there? do i have to s-video into the amp if i want to s-video out?

    thanks for any help, cheers. :thumbsup:
     
  2. Reiner

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    Yes, this is the reason.

    The amp does not do any video signal (up-)conversion from composite (yellow phono plug) to S-Video.
    Therefore you need to use S-Video from the source (which would also give you a better picture than composite) or, if it's not possible like with your VCR, make an additional composite connection between amp and projector/TV.

    Or buy an AV amp/receiver with video conversion feature. ;)
     
  3. burt2

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    that's really great mate, to take the time to answer that. cheers pal. :smashin:
     
  4. hornydragon

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    burt running 2 PJ's is diifcult but running at S-video (all except VHS) is a must an S-video amplifeir is the best way to run 2 displays from one source... (component for DVD will give a big increase too though so consider a component DVD player
     

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