Hookup DVD through A/V receiver

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My TV has enough component hookups to accept a few different video
sources (DVD, cable box, etc.).  I'm using component hookups to go from
DVD to TV, cable to TV, etc.  Is there any reason that I want to go
from DVD to A/V receiver to TV rather than just DVD to TV for the
component (video only)?  Obviously, I want to run the sound through the
receiver.  Is the only advantage the ability to control all sources
through the receiver?
Thanks,
LG



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Yeah, pretty much.  But only if your receiver has video upconversion.  I
configured my gear so that ALL video and audio go to the receiver.  If I
didn't, I'd have to switch sources at the TV *and* the receiver.  But this
way, I switch only at the receiver.  It does require an extra set of
component cables, but I still think it's simpler.  And it's not like the
receiver's going to degrade the signal, so I find it convenient to route
everything through the receiver.  My two cents.

cheers,
vij




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Why "But only if your receiver has video upconversion."?  I am new to all
this after my 50" 10 year old Toshiba power supply went belly up a week ago.
I will have a HDTV STB from the cable co. with component out to my Yamaha
switching amp. but the amp. does not upconvert.  I have a DVD player with
component out that I intend to run to the amp.  The output from the amp to
the HDTV will be through the monitor component out.  Any other video sources
will route through the amp. with a corresponding out of like type to the
HDTV.  Doesn't this plan work???




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Okay, yeah, I misread what you wrote; I see that now.  Video upconversion is
needed if you've got connections of different types going into your
receiver.  For example, I've got component cable from my DVD player, S-video
from my STB, and composite from my VCR.  With video upconversion, all these
signals will be transferred over the component cables I've got going from
the receiver to the TV.  If I didn't have video upconversion, then I'd need
another S-video cable going from the receiver to the TV, and another
composite going from the receiver to the TV.

Video upconversion just means that the lower quality signals (S-video and
composite) will be relayed through the higher quality components.

Your plan does work.  One of these days I'm gonna read first and make sure
I've got all the facts before I spout off and look like a total bo-bo head.
One of these days . . .

God, I feel like a dork.

cheers,
vij




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Thanks for the clarification.  Before I plop down the $$ for multiple
component cables (two for each input run through the amp) I just wanted to
verify that the plan would work.




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JKad wrote:
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Hi,
To take advantage of upconversion, he meant to go thru the amp.
Whatever works for you.
Tony


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Either way will work. My issue (problem?) is with the OWMBO***.
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*** One Who Must Be Obeyed (aka Wife).

When she watches anything but a movie on our TV, she does not want to

use the HT system. So inorder for her to see and hear anything I have

to feed the TV from the indivisual sources.





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Just tell her it doesn't work that way.




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Unless your A/V receiver has wide-band component switching designed to
handle HDTV bandwidth, I'd advise against running video through it.  I can
get away with it in mine, but my TV isn't all that good and my stereo is,
so whatever damage the stereo might be doing, the TV can't really show it.
At least I couldn't see any difference.

But unless you need it (I did, I have four component devices that need to
feed the TV's single input and use a three-way switch for three of them
plus my stereo for the fourth).

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