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Anyone knows how Sony S-link control works?

Old 09-04-00, 01:02 PM
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I now have a Sony TV and a Sony VCR, so I hooked the S-link output of the TV to the input of the VCR.

I have no idea what this setup allows me to do.

1) Will this work, or do I need a Sony receiver with S-link control?
2) What can I do with S-link?

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Old 09-04-00, 01:04 PM
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As far as I can remember.....JVC has the same type of link which allows you to connect items together!! I believe this allows you to power up your whole system at once instead of having to turn on each individual unit!!! Anyone else know???
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Old 09-05-00, 05:44 AM
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I've never used it but the JVC setup is supposed to do a little more. It's most impressive when you have the whole setup: Reciever, TV, VCR, etc. So you pop in a movie and it turns on the reciever & TV and selects the correct input in the TV. Well you get the idea.
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Old 09-05-00, 07:54 PM
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cinemaphile- in a tv/vcr setup I dunno what s-link will let you do. At the least maybe it will power the VCR on when you turn on your tv or vice/versa.

I use s-link between my megachanger and 5-disc changer. The mega-changer powers on and detects when the 5-disc is turned on. Also, it displays the info from the 5-disc changer on it's display and will control it remotely.

If you search around a bit you'll find info on the net for a S-link controller box for your PC. Hook it up to a s-link equipped mega changer and you can have your pc automatically program and control your changer.

S-link seems to be a bit more feature-rich than JVCs "compulink" feature and the fact that there's an adapter box for the PC is compelling.
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Old 09-06-00, 12:42 AM
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Thanks for all the responses.

So far, everything I tried did not work.

(I haven't tried to connect the "Out" of the VCR to the "In" of the TV yet.)
But I hardly ever use my VCR anyway...
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