Archived from groups: alt.tv.tech.hdtv (More info?
On Tue, 19 Apr 2005 08:25:36 -0400, "Richard" <rfeirste at
>"Scribner" <email@example.com> wrote in message
>>I have a Pioneer HDTV. It has 5 inputs. #1 is a male composite SYNC
>> Analog RGB input. #2 is HDMI. #3 is S-video. #4 is a RCA video
>> input. #5 is component. I have not used #1 and #2. I have a RCA to
>> S-video cable to connect my VCR to Input #3. My progressive scan DVD
>> is connected to #4 and my HDTV cable box is connected to #5. But my
>> DVD also has composite video outputs. It has occurred to me that I
>> could Y off #5 and input both the DVD and the cable box. However, the
>> Y RCA wires are less heavy than the RGB cables that I'm using. Would
>> I gain anything by Y-ing the DVD and the cable box? Also, would I be
>> losing anything? Would the DVD picture be any worse? I would
>> appreciate any and all thoughts. Thanks.
>I recommend a component video switch box instead of using 4 y connectors.
>Such connections will change impedance values and have an adverse impact on