Originally Posted by Bittornado
Hello everybody! An owner of Anthem D2v and P5 since more than a year ago, unfortunately due to different reasons just got my stuff unpacked and hooked up! The shear of the looks of the gear screams quality
Now I would appreciate if someone could help me out with a little problem here...
I own a Pioneer Kuro KRP-600M monitor. Subsequently the monitor has no tv-tuner at all. And we all know that Anthem D2v does not have a tv-tuner either.
I get cable-tv from a simple RF-socket coming out off the living room wall. These are all analog signals I get for free. For the moment I do not want to pay for any extras or a digital box or anything.
I was thinking how to connect the analog tv signal to my Pioneer tv set via my D2v.
I do own a good old VCR player which does have an analog tv-tuner (receiver). I was thinking of hooking up my RF antenna cable with the analog signal to my VCR which has a Scart connection at its back, I got myself a Scart -> composite adapter, routed the composite cable to the D2v composite VCR input connection with the separate sound cables to the corresponding analog audio inputs of the D2v. I then connected the audio out from D2v to my P5.
So far I should be good, right?
Now comes the tricky part... I'm kinda 'novice stupid' when it comes to signal conversions I'm afraid... my question is, can I now get the video signal fed to my D2v via a video composte cable out from D2v via an HDMI cable to my tv-monitor? Or is that impossible since the composite video-in from my VCR feeds D2v with an analog signal so therefore I'd need to get the signal out from D2v via another composite cable to my monitor?
Does D2v also have ADCs or only DACs? I'm not sure what happens to an analog video signal which is being fed into D2v pre-amp... setting up the gear via HDMI simply does not give me any signal at all on my Pioneer monitor.
That's why I'm suspecting that an anaolg signal needs to be taken from D2v by a composite analog connection...
Another way of solving the problem might be to get an active Scart -> HDMI convertor, but such a converter costs a lot more than a simple composite video cable and also I won't be gaining any signal improvements anyway since the analog RF signal that is being fed from the wall antenna socket is already the worse signal source possible!
So would some kind soul please explain to a home-theatre novice what signal conversions actually happen in a D2v?!
I would highly appreciate any kinda help and advice
Well hello everyone once more... I quoted my earlier post here in order to relate this one to the above as well.
There seems to be something terribbly fundamental which I'm missing regarding how a video and stereo signal is being put through Anthem D2v and most definitely there are some adjustments I can't figure out how to make... since I can't for my life get anything out of my pre-amp or amp (P5).
I finally got a combined VHS-DVD player with a funtional analog tv-tuner since I get analog cable tv from the wall... my RF antenna cable for my analog cable signal is then connected to my player's RF-in.
All I ever wanted was to somehow pass the analog tv video signal through D2v and then to my tv-monitor (which does not have any kind of tv-tuner whatsoever).
As I understand I need to have at least an S-video in-signal for D2v to give me some kind of a 'processed' signal out for... let's say an HDMI connection to my monitor... correct? Well I have not tried the S-video connection yet since I don't have a spare cable and the RF-in signal as my souce signal with all certainty is already inferior to what I would get out of S-video... so I never bothered.
But shouldn't I at least be able to feed the video signal to my D2v from the player via an ordinary yellow-colored composite cable?? I stick that cable into one of the 'Composite Video In' (VCR or DVD) connections. Then I was hoping that D2v would simply send the same composite video signal out and into my tv-monitor throgh another composite cable I would connect via 'Composite Video Out', for me in order to have a video picture signal on my monitor!
Well, here's the thing... if I connect my VHS-DVD player to my tv-monitor DIRECTLY through the same composite cable, then everything works just fine... I have tuned in all my analog tv-channels with no problem at all and I at least have picture.
But taking a detour and going through D2v as explained above (Player's video signal out-D2v composite in-D2v composite out-to tv) then NOTHING happens! No picture and no signal ever goes through to my tv monitor
Is there a separate setting somewhere I need to provide that would tell the D2v to just pass through the analog video signal and then out to the monitor without processing? I thought analog composite signal in never became processed anyway? Or is the signal is still being processed to something else and I need to think differently???
I'm sorry guys if this simply seems to be tooo darn fundamental for eveyone else here but I'd like to think that I'm fairly logical... I just can not figure it out!
Plz advise how I should make the connections! For the time being I'm not gonna get any digital boxes for some time in the near future and even though I could try S-video connection, but still the signal routing remains the same and I'm no longer sure whether I'm even in the right path with this...
I know the alternative would be of course to simply forget about D2v and connect the player to my monitor directly... which gives me picture... but I'd still like to know why I can not route the signal through D2v!??
And BTW while still on the same subject... what settings do I need to choose on the D2v itself anyways?
Even though I feed the pre-amp with clearly an analog video signal and connect the composite cable to the composite in for VCR or DVD, the D2v always indicates a 'DIGITAL' VCR or DVD setting on its display... doesn't it distinguish between the two?? Whould I even be bothered?!
Also, regarding the sound signal... since my monitor does not have any speakers either, here I HAVE to at least get some sound out of my Anthem set-up!
I tried an ordinary red/white analog stereo sound cable which I connected from the player's stereo sound output to my D2v (Analog Audio In - does it matter whether I choose the DVD or VCR as long as it's analog audio in?) and then I've tried both the 'Analog Audio Out' and also the left & right connections of the 'Main Audio Out' to my P5's corresponding analog-in connections, which are in turn then connected to my speakers... no matter what I do I get NO sound out of anything either
But I do hear some statics from my speakers while connecting the cables so ratinally there does not seem to be any hardware issue...
I apologize for yet another lengthy post here... but I really need some directions from you guys... unfortunately there is no Anthem customer service where I live here in Europe for an 'over-the-phone' direction... and I'm going out of my mind! If I have to take a guess I suspect some faulty settings on my D2v and I think I've wired my components correctly, but I'm in need of big help!
/B.Edited by Bittornado - 4/13/13 at 7:32am