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Component any good?

Discussion in 'Plasma TVs' started by Welshman, Jul 12, 2004.

  1. Welshman

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    Im aware AV experts rate the component connection highly. Is my understanding correct though, I have a PW6 and there would only be a noticable difference to RGB if my DVD player can output Progressive scan and PAL PS at that.

    Would this be the optimum picture from the dvd to PW6 or does a component/RGB to VGA type lead produce a better picture?

    Any help to clear this up would be greatly appreciated!
     
  2. Joe Fernand

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    Welshamn

    01. Not all bits of kit are built to the same specifications or quality - so everything below is a generalisation.

    02. Component Video - RGB and YUV are both Component signals.

    In general RGB in the UK is an Interlaced (non progressive) signal output via a SCART socket.

    In general YUV (often labelled Component by kit manufacturers) is Interlaced or Progressive output via 3 RCA sockets.

    03. RGB vs. YUV - not much in it all things being equal though as you say YUV has the advantage that in mid to high end kit the manufacturer may include a decent quality Deinterlacer to enable NTSC and or PAL Progressive via YUV. (As I said this is a generalisation and there are one or two bits of kit that can output Progressive RGB).

    04. Best Source - your Display has its own Deinterlacer built in - which works on all incoming signal types so the Optimum source for you is one that has a Video Processor that outperforms the Video processor already available within your Display.

    What is it your trying to achieve over your current set up - and what is your current set up?

    Best regards

    Joe
     
  3. Welshman

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    Thanks for the reply Joe

    At the moment I have everything on scarts via a Vivanco switch box. My aim is to make the most of the PW6 screen from my dvd (pan SHT600) Yamada 6600 Divx player and my telewest cable box. I hear that Pal prog scan produces a far better DVD PQ on the screen, so im considering buying another DVD with pal prog. Do you know of a machine that outputs pal prog via RGB scart?

    I have read some threads about people using the VGA port on the Pan PW6, is this an alternative to using Yuv connections?
     
  4. Merritt

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    Hi there...

    Im currently using a JS RGB -> VGA converter for my SKY+ signal (I just converted from the plain old RGB/BNC connectors on my panny5). I can honestly say that the picture looks sharper, clearer and the colours seem better...

    During the same conversion, I changed my DVD player from RGB connection to progressive component (PAL and NTSC) using one of Mark Grants FAT cables :D The quality difference there is a big one... the picture is much less 'flickery', much smoother during panning and the images just seem 'cleaner'.

    The other advantage of the above setup is that I don't now have an RGB SCART daisy chain (which won't help the picture much) to the screen as they both have their own connections.

    My suggestion would be to buy a JS converter to make use of the VGA input for your Telewest connection and buy a component cable to allow you to use component prog scan to the screen. Im no expert and I can clearly see a difference in the picture quality.

    Cheers :thumbsup:

    Steve
     
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    I would rate the quality as follows, best on top:

    DVI/HDMI (progressive)
    VGA / RGBHV (progressive)
    YUV (progressive)
    RGB or YUV (interlaced)
    S-Video (interlaced)
    Composite (interlaced)

    AFAIK there is no DVD player that outputs PPS via RGB Scart, it's only available via YUV, VGA or DVI/HDMI.
     
  6. Welshman

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    Thanks

    So what i understand now is that buying a Yuv to VGA lead for my DVD will save me having to fit a component terminal board, and/or a scart(?) to Vga for my telewest Cable box will give me a better picture than just RGB sacrt to scart?
     

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