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Old 10-07-2013, 01:18 AM   #1
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Can someone suggest an affordable S-Video to HDMI converter box. I would like to connect my old laserdisc player to my Denon AVR-1713 and then to my TV, but neither have an S-Video jack. I've read that some models don't upsample that well and the resulting picture looks like crap. I would like to get the best picture I can, thanks.
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Can someone suggest an affordable S-Video to HDMI converter box. I would like to connect my old laserdisc player to my Denon AVR-1713 and then to my TV, but neither have an S-Video jack. I've read that some models don't upsample that well and the resulting picture looks like crap. I would like to get the best picture I can, thanks.
Well even upconverted S-Video won't look that good especially on a 50" TV or larger.
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I run the analog video out to my Integra receiver and let my receiver upconvert it to 1080p. Through lots of testing I found that this looks the best. Also the more noise reduction and edge enhancement you use the worse the laserdisc will look.

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some Panasonic or older pioneer dvd/vhs combo player would do a better job than most in your case.

these combo players have decent 3D comb filters (better kind than you LD player and receiver) they can also digitize picture and output as Hdmi.

anything beyond this you are going into big bucks territory. broadcast grade outboard tbc/3d comb filer, outboard video processors etc..
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Try the composite video output from the LD player first. LD video was stored as a composite signal anyway, the S-video output jack is doing the Y/C separation, but your 15+ year newer AVR and/or TV may do a better job handling it anyway.

That should produce the same quality image...

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Thanks guys, it sounds like using a basic yellow RCA cable to receiver is the way to go. For audio I'll be using optical out from my laserdisc to my Yamaha RF converter, and optical to receiver. Guess I'll still need the red/white RCA audio cables for non AC3/DTS discs though.

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For audio I'll be using optical out from my laserdisc to my Yamaha RF converter, and optical to receiver.
When I started "upgrading" my collection from LD to DVD, gosh, 14+ years ago, I took a hard look at how many AC3-equipped discs I owned (a dozen or two). Then seeing what that Yamaha RF AC3 converter went for on eBay (like $300-400 at the time), I realized I could easily replace all of those discs with their DVD versions for FREE if I sold the converter to pay for them...

I see they don't go for that much anymore, though...
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Thanks guys, it sounds like using a basic yellow RCA cable to receiver is the way to go. For audio I'll be using optical out from my laserdisc to my Yamaha RF converter, and optical to receiver. Guess I'll still need the red/white RCA audio cables for non AC3/DTS discs though.
For the video I wouldn't use a cheap cable. Also I don't even listen to the dobly digital tracks on laserdisc's anymore because the bit rate is so bad. Using the digital stereo track and decoding it with PLIIX sounds much better. But the DTS tracks still sound awesome.
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