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Wannabe Geek


# 18298 5-Jan-2008 16:46
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Hi.

I have just bught a new LCD screen which obvioulsy has all the port options on the back.
I have a Pioneer DVD player which has S Video and all the normal Red, White & Yellow ports on the reverse.

1st Question: On the DVD player, what are the Green, Blue and extra red ports for? they have Y, PB & Pr written beside them.

I am using an S Video cable between the LCD and DVD player.

I have a spare NAD 312 Amp which i am running the DVD Player Audio through and then out to some floor standing speakers
2nd Question: How can i also play the LCD tv Audio through the same speakers?

3rd Qusetion: My DVD player and Amp only have the normal RCA ports (Black, Red, Yellow etc). The LCD screen manual has a recommended priority for connection type that is:
HDMI, Component, Scart, Composite.
Can someone please tell me what is the best possible set up i can achieve, with what i have?? - I have no problem buying new cables etc, but not new components right now.

Any help would be appreciated.

Thank you and kind regards,

Steve.

[Moderator edit (tonyhughes): Your title did not contain any details about your problem.]

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Ultimate Geek


  # 103062 5-Jan-2008 17:52
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Chilipepper: Hi.

I have just bught a new LCD screen which obvioulsy has all the port options on the back.
I have a Pioneer DVD player which has S Video and all the normal Red, White & Yellow ports on the reverse.

1st Question: On the DVD player, what are the Green, Blue and extra red ports for? they have Y, PB & Pr written beside the

I am using an S Video cable between the LCD and DVD player.

I have a spare NAD 312 Amp which i am running the DVD Player Audio through and then out to some floor standing speakers
2nd Question: How can i also play the LCD tv Audio through the same speakers?

3rd Qusetion: My DVD player and Amp only have the normal RCA ports (Black, Red, Yellow etc). The LCD screen manual has a recommended priority for connection type that is:
HDMI, Component, Scart, Composite.
Can someone please tell me what is the best possible set up i can achieve, with what i have?? - I have no problem buying new cables etc, but not new components right now.

Any help would be appreciated.

Thank you and kind regards,

Steve.


These 3 cable are called component cables. From worst  to best  you have  composite which is just  your yellow  RCA cable
Then you have S-Video, then  Component, then HDMI.

For your set up go with Component cables from DVD to TV. (unless you have HDMI on your DVD player)

The TV should have 2 audio outs on the back just plug that into an input on your amp.




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Wannabe Geek


  # 103065 5-Jan-2008 18:04
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Thanks for your prompt reply.

So, componennt cable is better than S Video between DVD and LCD??

Will this cable be colour coded as per the back of the device? (Blue, Green, Red?)

 
 
 
 


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Ultimate Geek


  # 103070 5-Jan-2008 18:43
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So, componennt cable is better than S Video between DVD and LCD??

No not nessacaly, s video is rated up to 480 / 576 standard defininition video and there no no noticable differnece to quality for standard viewing, having the one cable is convienienct though as no cable jungle

Will this cable be colour coded as per the back of the device? (Blue, Green, Red?)

s video is not colour coded, and as long as you match end for end ie Y yellow Pr red  Componenet cable YPrPb ca handle high definition video 1080p. however unless you have an HD TV this is of no benefit and then you can use HDMI cables instead.
the others you refer red black yellow, red & black are audio and yellow is video. i have run a real mismatch of cables over the years without ill effect as long as you get the right pair matched up as for cable quality I really think there is minimal differnce between entry level and epensive cables for the average user

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