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I'm curious.. What do all of you professionals and expert enthusiasts use for getting signals from your AV rack to your TV's? I'm assuming here a non-HDTV set, which has SVid and Composite inputs. Say you've got a satellite source, DVD player source, etc.. all piped into your receiver. Would you run direct SVideo to your television, of, if your AV rack is in another room/closet, would you modulate it with a ChannelPlus or some other modulator, and run it via coax?


I'm curious b/c I'm trying to figure out if watching my Satellite source and HTPC through a modulated coax signal is going to be anything at all close to watching it via SVideo. I can't seem to figure out the best compromise between whole house distribution and decent quality audio and video.


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For the DVD player and true digital channels from your sat. receiver, S- video is still best. For analog channels from your sat. receiver and regular broadcasts, or a laserdisk player, composite may be better than S-video, depending on the quality of the comb filter in your TV.


Still, you need good cables. S-video actually transmits better using two high grade composite cables rather than one S-video cable, but you have to make the necessary plug and jack connections. BNC jacks work better than RCA jacks, if you want to deal with this detail.


The best results with TV shows is usually had by having a separate sat. receiver (ordinary VCR for ordinary over the air channels) at each TV set. You will need splitters and perhaps an RF distribution amp to get the antenna or sat. feed to all the TV's.


Video hints:
http://members.aol.com/ajaynejr/video.htm
 
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