Anyone compaired a Dreamcast in S-video over RGB?

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  1. Jon Weaver

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    I have always used my consoles in RGB, as it gives the best picture.

    But at present I am sharing my RGB input between my DVD and DC using a switch box.

    As I want to make the connections more simple and I want to get some better quality RGB cables for the DVD player, I want to move the DC to a spare input.

    However, in Composite it looks really bad...

    But, as my spare input supports S-Video, I am hoping that it will be better.

    Has anyone actually compaired the performance of the DC in RGB over S-Video..

    What should I expect from S-Video, when comparing it to RGB or Composite...

    I guess that its better than Composite, but not as good as RGB...

    Any feedback would be appreciated
     
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    Jon,

    I had the same problem with PS2, DC, DVD and Sky Digi all wanting RGB. IMHO DVD is MOST important, so that gets the single RBG scart on my 32FX60 WEGA. I used to have the DC on RBG and that was a very good picture, but now i have got it running on S-Video, along with PS2, and they both look great.

    The only DC S-Video lead I could find was in HMV (of all places :rolleyes: )

    Have fun.

    Ian.

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  3. Jon Weaver

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    Thanks for that.. HMV.. Never expected that..

    I was going to get mine from Blaze, but I will give HMV a go.

    My next thing will be to get a decent SCART-SCART cable for my DVD.. Any recommendations anyone?
     
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    Managed to get one from Chipsword!.. Can't fault their service as it arrived this morning...

    However, things are looking glum on the TV front..

    I changed my VCR from Composite to RF.. I didn't think that the picture could get much worse.

    Although I now have a free input (For my DC), my VCR looks horrible.. I have a kind of ghosting problem where bright areas bleed to the right.... And I also get dark stripes rolling across the screen.

    I might have to go back to my old setup and leave the RGB switch in place.. Other than that, I could alway leave the DC SVideo connector dangling and plug it into the front of the TV when I am using it I guess....

    I am starting to dislike my TV a lot!!!!
     

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