: Who uses recievers video input/output?
2003-01-03, 02:55 AM
I have a Denon 3300 but have never used the video input/outputs (DVD -component etc.) I just hook component cables straight from DVD player to the TV.
I alwyas felt there would be a quality of signal loss somehere. Ok- maybe to cheap to extra component cables>
Best of the New Year to all.
2003-01-03, 02:58 AM
Ok so I didn't proof read my post. :oops:
Its too early in the new year to get it together!
You should see no loss in DVD signal by going through your receiver, since it has wideband component video switching. Make sure you've got a couple of half decent component video cable sets - anything from the Radio Shack "gold ends" (~$30), or ARs(~$50) on up to whatever price makes you comfortable.
I'm not sure if I interpreted your "question" correctly..... :-?
2003-01-03, 04:25 AM
Yep you interpreted correctly.
I am in the midst of HT renovations and needing to route (6'/12') A/V cables.
I have never really used the recievers video in/outs and wondered if other HT owners prefered using them or bypassing them.
I have decided to go with AR Pro series that were on sale at FS this Christmas. I will check out Radio Shack tomorrow for their comparable cables.
I'd whine about the growing cost of all the accessories needed to make this whole thing work but then it is all self-induced. I think we almost need a support group "HT Addicts anonymous". :lol:
2003-01-03, 10:13 AM
I bypass the receiver for video also. My DVD is connected directly to the TV. Personally, I don't see a benefit to hook it up through the receiver. Unless the receiver has some on-screen setup section, what is the benefit of having it go through your receiver first?
...what is the benefit of having it go through your receiver first?
If you have a lot of components, you can run them all to the receiver, then run one connection to the TV, especially if the TV is "further away" from the components.
This way you can also leave the TV set on the same input and simply change the input on your receiver which needs to be done if you've got your sound through the receiver. Fewer button presses and sometimes a tidier setup.
See --> My Setup (http://www.digitalhomecanada.com/forums/viewtopic.php?t=372&postdays=0&postorder=asc&start=49)
2003-01-03, 12:20 PM
That's handy. I didn't know I could use it as a splitter, I guess because I've never looked into that option of the receiver. That is good to know since my TV is out of S-Video inputs.
what is the benefit of having it go through your receiver first?
My TV has only 2 component inputs. I have 5 devices that need to be connected into them. What do I do? I connect my 2 DVD player and recorder to my receiver and use one input of my TV. My HD decoder, JVC D-VHS, and X-Box use the other TV input through a component switcher.
Sam, check out --> This thread on component switches. (http://www.digitalhomecanada.com/forums/viewtopic.php?t=3656)
Oops, you say you already use a switcher, nevermind then. I'll leave the post for others...
The maxium number of component inputs I've seen on a receiver is 3.
2003-01-03, 01:33 PM
I just checked and my 3300 has 2 component hook-ups and it does seem logical that if I always use my reciever for DVD watching then to simply pass the video thru likewise (once assured of no signal loss).
But then I don't have any more than 1 component device (DVD). YET! :wink:
FOr me since my TV sucks A** (27" mono) only has one input. I use my reciver alot. Keeps it simple and I listen to all my TV/Movies in DD or Pro-logic. It works great a a/v swicher between Cable (SA3200), DVD, VCR. and room for more. :)