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What order do I hook up my components?

Old 11-19-02, 10:14 PM
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What order do I hook up my components?

OK, I know from the earlier Component / S-video thread that Component is the highest quality but...

I have regular cable TV, Digital Cable, DSS, and DVD; my current TV only supports coax, composite and S-Video but the TV I am looking at also has Component inputs. So the question is...Which inputs should I use for these different components to maximize my viewing pleasure!!

Edited to correct my stupid mistake

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Old 11-19-02, 10:59 PM
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Re: What order do I hook up my components?

Originally posted by Creek Rat
OK, I know from the earlier Composite / S-video thread that Composite is the highest quality but...
No, composite is the lowest quality. Component (three cables) is the highest.

Obviously for the best quality, you want to use the best connection each has to offer. You may not have enough inputs, but you could always use an A/V receiver to do the video switching.

Regular cable will probably be limited to the RF connector. Digital cable and DSS will likely have S-video, unless you have an HD satellite receiver. Your DVD player will be component.

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Old 11-20-02, 12:36 PM
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Always, ALWAYS use component connection for your DVD player. Then use S-video for any other digital source (like DSS or digital cable). Then leave the composite for any analog source (like VHS or basic cable).
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