Yamaha RX357 Query

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gozzy27

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I have just decided to upgrade my Shuttle PC to the ST20G5 which has radeon xpress 200 onboard graphics.

I was also thinking of getting a yamaha RX357 receiver its got optical audio and component inputs.

Would a dvi to component adapter work for connecting my PC to the receiver with a component cable. Then outputting to my Sony CRT 28" TV via component to scart cable.

receiver is:
http://www.soundandvisiononline.com...product_id=8709

Component to Scart is:
http://www.tvcables.co.uk/cgi-bin/tvcables/PGV375.html

DVI to Component Adapter is:
http://www.videocapturecard.com/hdtvaiwr8500.html

Would this give me as good or better quality compared to the VGA to Scart cable.

Please tell me if I'm taking rubbish
 

Cable Monkey

Well-known Member
No. That lead is not a converter, it is for a component capable scart output (rare beasts).
 

pragmatic

Well-known Member
Your TV would have to have component in via scart, never really heard about one of those though. My Digi box had component out via scart, until i broke it, so the cable does have some uses though.
 
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gozzy27

Guest
Thanks for the replies - So if I got an AV Reciever that supported component out via scart would this work and if so does anyone know of a reciever that has this feature.

Many Thanks again
 

Dfour

Active Member
gozzy27 said:
Thanks for the replies - So if I got an AV Reciever that supported component out via scart would this work and if so does anyone know of a reciever that has this feature.

Many Thanks again
I would doubt that anything like that exists. Very few recievers allow the input/output of scart let alone componant through scart :eek:

Does the pc have a s-vhs output?
 

leedebs

Active Member
Dfour said:
I would doubt that anything like that exists. Very few recievers allow the input/output of scart let alone componant through scart :eek:

The Yamaha RXSL80 I have allows input/output of rgb via scart, but not component, so do some Pioneer amps I think.
 
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gozzy27

Guest
Hi,

The PC has an S-video out if thats what you mean DFour??? Which I use at the moment which is ok but blocky watching movies when the screen is black! :mad:

The new PC I am getting has 1 dvi output and 1 VGA output so I am really looking for the best way to connect my PC to a receiver then connect the receiver to my sony 28" TV which accepts rgb through scart input.

Can anyone recommend the best way to achieve this or a good receiver to play movies in 5.1 and music mp3 files. I have optical out on my PC so would want optical in on my receiver.

Any advice would be greatly appreciated and thanks for the replies so far :thumbsup:
 

pragmatic

Well-known Member
gozzy27 said:
The PC has an S-video out if thats what you mean DFour??? Which I use at the moment which is ok but blocky watching movies when the screen is black! :mad:
This is most liky to do with your source than the cable you use, i.e. svideo won't make a picture blocky, rather if your using divx or running dvds in very high resolution then you may see blocky ness (less so in a good dvd over a 600mb divx movie). The vividness of colours and the contrast between them is what different cables do.


gozzy27 said:
Can anyone recommend the best way to achieve this or a good receiver to play movies in 5.1 and music mp3 files. I have optical out on my PC so would want optical in on my receiver.

Any advice would be greatly appreciated and thanks for the replies so far :thumbsup:
I doubt you can find a reciever without digital in (from your pc) all modern ones will have both co-ax and optical, although always check to make sure it has at least one of what you need.

What sort of budget are you talking about for a reciever, any particular features you want. For a DVI switching reciever your talking about £800, although there are a few slim line cheaper ones about.
 
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gozzy27

Guest
gazbarber thanks for your reply you obviously know your stuff.

I am only looking to spend £200ish on reciever as my lounge is only 14 foot by 10.

Just need it for music and divx movies - think I will get an rgb to scart cable to go directly to the TV to get best quality but if I could get a reciever that I could connect the pc to via rgb to scart then out to TV this would be ideal.

Thanks again for your replies you've been really helpful :D
 

pragmatic

Well-known Member
Not sure if there are any pc cards that output in RGB for use with scart but i'm sure someone will have made a working hack out there.
If your Tv has component in then some gfx cards have component out and that would give the same quality as RGB.
 

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