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#76485 - 01/12/05 09:30 PM Possible to Downconvert on New Amp
chunks Offline
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I have a strange question that I have been wondering. I just got my epic 60 system setup and everything is going great. I currently do not have a modern TV in the listening area that has component or higher connections. In fact the best the TV has is S-Video. I am going to replace this tv in a few months with something new. I am trying to enable Dolby digital on my xbox with the new system. To do this you need to hook the xbox up through a special cable that only has an optical and component ends. I am running the new Yamaha RX-V1500 for an Amp. I know that this amp supports upconverting. My question is since I do not have component video on my TV and the xbox basically would require this if I wanted the dolby digital due to the cable would it work to hook the xbox up to the Amp through the component and go from the amp to TV via S-video, basically downconvert? Is it possible to downconvert with these Amps? I have not seen much about this with any of the amps, just up converting. Thanks

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#76486 - 01/12/05 10:37 PM Re: Possible to Downconvert on New Amp
JohnK Offline
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Chunk, if you examine p.2 of your 1500 manual you'll note that one of the features shows a double-ended arrow between Composite and S but a single-ended arrow going from S to Component. This strongly implies that transcoding from S down to Composite is possible, but not from Component down to S(or Composite). For more than a strong implication go to p.17 and note that the signal flow chart there shows that there's no flow down to either S or Composite from the Component input.

I'm not familiar with the requirements of the xbox, but if you've described them correctly you can't make that connection with your 1500 and TV.
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