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Disapointing SD scaler

Discussion in 'ViP612/622/722/722K DVR Support Forum' started by rs2762, Apr 23, 2007.

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  1. Ron Barry

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    RCA cables will give you the sound. Just don't use the composite video cable. Run the svideo and the two audio composite 622 outputs to your tv. If you need them for both component and svideo. Get 2 RCA splitters and split the audio.
     
  2. Hall

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    The RCA audio outs are already taken so I'd need a splitter. I'd already thought of something like that but didn't like the idea.... not to mention I don't feel like making a trip to RS or similar for something like that at the moment. Just for kicks, I'm gonna try a plain old coaxial cable. I'll get video and audio in one. Granted, the PQ will suffer, but I'm still curious what it will look like. I can definitely do a side-by-side comparison and in fact, can do PIP via the TV to compare.
     
  3. Hall

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    Maybe I won't try a coaxial cable..... :D

    I did use an S-Video and turned on the AV receiver. I must not have pushed the S-Video cable in far enough or it's a bad one 'cause it's black & white right now. I can tell one thing though even in B&W: The PQ is definitely improved !
     
  4. podder320

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    Yes, SD PQ over S-Video is way better than composite. But I wouldn't necessarily give up on component or HDMI just yet.

    The problem I'm seeing doesn't happen with the 622 set to output 720p. So if you're willing to switch modes for SD viewing vs. HD viewing, then you're all set: tell the 622 to output 1080i for HD content, and change it to output 720p when you want to watch SD content. This "mode change" means walking through a couple of menus, but it is similar to what you already seem to be willing to put up with and it saves you the extra wiring.

    Or: try watching both HD and SD at 720p and see what you think - maybe you would be happy without switching modes at all! Some HD is 720 anyway; some is 1080i but depending on the program and your TV you might not notice much difference.

    Just to be sure we're talking about the same thing, you might temporarily go to single mode and use SWAP. Who knows? Maybe you can jiggle the 622 just right so the "good" decoder is the one that feeds your TV1 when you switch back to dual mode!
     
  5. Hall

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    I can switch to my S-Video input with 2 pushes on my remote. How many does it take to switch output resolution on the 622, 5-6 or more ??
     
  6. skassan

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    One. Universal remotes with macros are wonderful things.
     
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