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A friend wants to know if he hooked up his late model 90's VCR to the video in, audio in on the back of a HD TV that the TV will reproduce picture and sound properly? ??? Thanks.

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Probably, but he would need to check his television manual to be sure. Those could be other types of inputs I suppose.

 

-Paul

 

A friend wants to know if he hooked up his late model 90's VCR to the video in, audio in on the back of a HD TV that the TV will reproduce picture and sound properly? ??? Thanks.

Anyone who considers protocol unimportant has never dealt with a cat DAC.

Robert A. Heinlein

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Paul is right...

Eloise

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...in my opinion / experience...

While I agree "Everything may matter" working out what actually affects the sound is a trickier thing.

And I agree "Trust your ears" but equally don't allow them to fool you - trust them with a bit of skepticism.

keep your mind open... But mind your brain doesn't fall out.

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What is a VCR?

The thing that anyone born after 1974 can't operate!

Eloise

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...in my opinion / experience...

While I agree "Everything may matter" working out what actually affects the sound is a trickier thing.

And I agree "Trust your ears" but equally don't allow them to fool you - trust them with a bit of skepticism.

keep your mind open... But mind your brain doesn't fall out.

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IIRC, 90's VCRs are incapable of recording any more than around 500 lines. SVHS recorders are better in that respect.

How many modern TVs output Composite video or SVHS these days ?

At the very least, you would need to have the TV output a standard resolution image using either composite video or SVHS, . which defeats the requirement of trying to record in HD for later playback. Your best bet would be a modern HDD equipped recorder with an inbuilt HD tuner. (or 2 separate HD tuners)

 

How a Digital Audio file sounds, or a Digital Video file looks, is governed to a large extent by the Power Supply area. All that Identical Checksums gives is the possibility of REGENERATING the file to close to that of the original file.

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If I understand the question, you are asking about playback, not recording. If so, you should be fine. I have an older VCR connected to our TV using a three-way RCA cable where yellow is video and red/white are the right/left audio channels. Works just fine for playback.

Sometimes it's like someone took a knife, baby
Edgy and dull and cut a six inch valley
Through the middle of my skull

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If I understand the question, you are asking about playback, not recording. If so, you should be fine. I have an older VCR connected to our TV using a three-way RCA cable where yellow is video and red/white are the right/left audio channels. Works just fine for playback.

 

Are you watching SDTV, or HDTV ?

That would seem rather pointless for simply watching HDTV. If your TV has audio out, then if you don't wish to record, you would connect this audio output directly to a preamp or amplifier. Depending on the TV, the audio may not then be in complete sync with the video, as can be seen from watching people speak.

Many VCRs need to sync to the video stream to record audio properly.Several SVHS models that I know of definitely do. In any case, most VCRs are limited to around 250 lines resolution, unlike SVHS recorders which can do better than 400 lines.

 

How a Digital Audio file sounds, or a Digital Video file looks, is governed to a large extent by the Power Supply area. All that Identical Checksums gives is the possibility of REGENERATING the file to close to that of the original file.

PROFILE UPDATED 13-11-2020

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Are you watching SDTV, or HDTV ?

That would seem rather pointless for simply watching HDTV. If your TV has audio out, then if you don't wish to record, you would connect this audio output directly to a preamp or amplifier. Depending on the TV, the audio may not then be in complete sync with the video, as can be seen from watching people speak.

Many VCRs need to sync to the video stream to record audio properly.Several SVHS models that I know of definitely do. In any case, most VCRs are limited to around 250 lines resolution, unlike SVHS recorders which can do better than 400 lines.

 

What does HDTV have to do with it?

 

The wife and I are watching VHS format videos (classic porn and old Barney videos, if you must know) on our TV which is, I believe, what the OP's friend wants to do as well unless I have completely understood the references to "video in", and "audio in".

Sometimes it's like someone took a knife, baby
Edgy and dull and cut a six inch valley
Through the middle of my skull

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From Post 1.

A friend wants to know if he hooked up his late model 90's VCR to the video in, audio in on the back of a HD TV that the TV will reproduce picture and sound properly? ??? Thanks.

 

Looks like I may have got this question the wrong way around, however many modern HDTVs do not have Composite Video and L + R audio inputs. My several years old 40" Samsung LED backlighted HDTV doesn't. The rest of my explanation as to recording to a VCR from a HDTV in HD still stands though.

 

How a Digital Audio file sounds, or a Digital Video file looks, is governed to a large extent by the Power Supply area. All that Identical Checksums gives is the possibility of REGENERATING the file to close to that of the original file.

PROFILE UPDATED 13-11-2020

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If I understand the question, you are asking about playback, not recording. If so, you should be fine. I have an older VCR connected to our TV using a three-way RCA cable where yellow is video and red/white are the right/left audio channels. Works just fine for playback.

 

I connect ours to the AVR which upscales everything. Pretty nice improvement. :)

 

-Paul

Anyone who considers protocol unimportant has never dealt with a cat DAC.

Robert A. Heinlein

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I connect ours to the AVR which upscales everything. Pretty nice improvement. :)

 

Good idea, Paul. I am not sure I want Barney "upscaled" though.

Sometimes it's like someone took a knife, baby
Edgy and dull and cut a six inch valley
Through the middle of my skull

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Looks like I may have got this question the wrong way around, however many modern HDTVs do not have Composite Video and L + R audio inputs. My several years old 40" Samsung LED backlighted HDTV doesn't. The rest of my explanation as to recording to a VCR from a HDTV in HD still stands though.

 

Composite video input is undoubtedly going the way of the Dodo although it can still be quite useful. Our daughter recently hooked up the video input to her camera for a quick slide show after returning from South America.

Sometimes it's like someone took a knife, baby
Edgy and dull and cut a six inch valley
Through the middle of my skull

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I was merely inquiring about playback. Thank you.

HQ Player (#1) & Audrivana (#2) (wow! love the Apple w/music!!) .. these two software make my system "Amazing!", Purist USB- Benchmark DAC2 HGC (love it!), Purist Audio XLR , ATC SCM25A's (To Die For!) & Focal sub6 . Triode Power Cables with Uber Buss (Yes!) Also enjoy Audeze LCD3 w/"fat pipe cardas."

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Good idea, Paul. I am not sure I want Barney "upscaled" though.

 

I lost all the "Barney" tapes quite a few years ago. The only way "Barney" will ever get back into my house is either with a grandkid, or well roasted... :)

 

-Paul

Anyone who considers protocol unimportant has never dealt with a cat DAC.

Robert A. Heinlein

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