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Ok, have the NEC LT150 on order and I want to be sure that I have the basic stuff ready for the day it arrives.


I am currently using a Sony 42" RPTV, Yamaha RXV800 receiver, a Panasonic DVD, and DirecTV. I will be keeping all of this sans the Sony RPTV and will be adding a HTPC to possibly replace the DVD player.


So, do I need anything special for this? I want the Yamaha to drive the system and have the HTPC run though the Yamaha. It looks like all I need is an s-video cable, but that I could also use a component to vga cable.


So, help me with my cable confusion. I know I need a vga to component cable for the HTPC to the Yamaha, but what should I use from the Yamaha to the NEC?


Also, what is the best "bang for the buck" component cable on the market?


Thanks for the help.
 

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Brian,


I don't know why you want to go from the HTPC's vga output

to S-video to run through the Yamaha. That's basically a

backward step in terms of quality. The HTPC is outputting

RGB - individual red, green, blue signals that will be

mixed together into an S-video signal which the projector

will have to deconvolve back into RGB. No way can you

deconvolve the S-video back into a signal that is as good

as the RGB you put in originally.


Your best best is to leave the Yamaha out of the video path,

the only thing it can do is degrade the signal - go from

the HTPC to projector directly with an RGB signal via vga

cable.


The Yamaha should not be the hub of the system - it should

be the audio processor.


Greg
 
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