01-03-2017 07:51 PM
Hi. I have a Pioneer DVR-633H-s video recorder/player and a Sony KDL-32EX340 TV. The DVR connects through S-video and the TV only has an HDMI connection port.
What do I need to make theseboxes play nicely together?
hanks for any suggestions...
01-04-2017 05:02 AM - edited 01-04-2017 05:03 AM
I checked out both devices on google, and noticed that the TV has a component input; however if you look closely at the input, there is a composite option attached to it if you use the yellow video cable and plug it into the green input on the component option (right-hand side of the component input). The video recorder that you're using has both S-Video and composite video (yellow, red and white cable) options.
This means you could use a simple composite video cable to connect the recorder to the TV and save yourself the ridiculous amount of money that one of the S-video to HDMI converters would cost you.
For example: http://www.bestbuy.ca/en-CA/product/insignia-insignia-1-8m-6-ft-composite-av-cable-ns-hz504-c-ns-hz5...
This is much cheaper than the converter mentioned above.
Hope that helps!
01-04-2017 12:19 PM
While it is much cheaper to use the composite cable, there will be a drastic difference in video quality between S-video and composite.
You will not see everything DVD has to offer if you are watching through a composite cable.
Having said that, you may be saving yourself $30.00?
01-04-2017 04:04 PM
More like $160.
Gee, if it is that much money you are probably better off taking the drive out of that DVR and connecting it through a computer to extract the video out at the highest quality.
I thought this DVR only had S-video out? No component out.
01-04-2017 08:33 PM
01-04-2017 08:45 PM
The DVR does not have component out. It has composite out which was where my suggestion came from.
Pioneer's web page for the DVR-633H-S, as well as the user manual available on Pioneer's web site indicates this DVR has a component video output.
01-04-2017 09:17 PM
If it does have component out, I would get the component-to-HDMI cable converter if such a thing exists.
However, is the original issue just to get the video out of the DVR? Is it not a hard drive inside the DVR? Can it be taken out via computer USB cable?
I don't own a DVR so I don't know if this is possible, but if it is, that may be a cheaper solution that would preserve the video quality of your data.