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05-13-2005, 02:27 PM
What is DVI switching?
05-13-2005, 02:32 PM
DVI video switching - just like component or s video switching - on your receiver or preamp.
so when you select the DVD input on your receiver, it also changes the video output and your tv is in sync with the receiver. To do this, you plug all your video feeds into the receiver, and just run one cable from the receiver to the tv, so that all the switching takes place in the receiver and not on the TV itself.
My receiver has switching capability (most ddo) but I don't use it...
05-13-2005, 03:03 PM
Does this mean that you must turn on the receiver in order to watch the TV? SOmetimes I turn on the TV and use the TV speakers such as when I am watching the news.
05-13-2005, 03:11 PM
if that's the case then you wouldn't want to use switching through the receiver then...
05-13-2005, 03:23 PM
The reason I am asking these questions is that I just upgraded my 5.1 system and added 5 200 watt monoblocks from outlaw. I am using the pre-amp section of my 5 year old Yamaha R-V1105 receiver. I am debating whether to get a more advanced pre-amp. Two of the ones I am considering are the Outlaw 990 or the Sherwood P-965. The 990 does not have DSP modes for some reason (outlaw says customers did not want them) but has some exotic (to me) features such as DVI switching which the Sherwood does not have. On the other hand, the Sherwood has the DSP modes(church, jazz club, hall etc.) I am trying to figure out what the 990 has that the Sherwood does not have and whether that is worth the loss of DSP modes. By the way my speakers are all Polk including 11Ts as the main speakers which I purchased some 15 years ago.
05-13-2005, 03:30 PM
Do you have a TV capable of receiving a DVI output? Do you have more than one source component (satellite receiver, DVD player, etc) that outputs through a DVI output? Do you have a DVD player that upsamples to 1080i, but only through the DVI output?
These are the questions I'd ask myself before bothering with DVI switching, especially since DVI is rapidly being displaced by HDMI in most consumer A/V products this year.
Component video works very well in terms of signal quality, but more cables are involved and upsampling from most DVD players to 1080i won't work unless it's done through a direct digital feed either through DVI or HDMI.
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