Component Video - Audio?

GrooveyTunez

Standard Member
Hi guys,

I recently purchased a 20" Toshiba WL56 to replace the old crappy 14" CRT in my bedroom. I am so far very pleased with the image quality of the Tosh.
I was aware it also has component video inputs (which could possibly be used for Hi-Def pics in the future) and my Philips dvd player has Component video outputs.
After reading several of those "component vs dvi vs hdmi" etc threads including the one on this forum the general consensus is that as DVDs (standard-definition) are recorded using component video this is the best way to hook-up your dvd player to your TV. So I have decided I may as well try this out.
However, I am a little confused, do the 3 RCA leads used in component video cables also carry the audio signal or do I also have to connect a seperate RCA audio lead as well?

Your advice and opinions on component video are much appreciated,

regards

G.T
 

MarkE19

Moderator
the general consensus is that as DVDs (standard-definition) are recorded using component video this is the best way to hook-up your dvd player to your TV.
It's not as simple as that :rolleyes:
If your TV has a DVI or HDMI input then it will be a digital display. Therefore connecting a DVD player to it via component will mean the player converting the digital picture to analogue and the screen then converting it back to digital. All conversions will result in a loss of PQ, therefore connecting by component 'might not' be the best option.
Also IIRC HDMI can carry both RGB & Component video signals, but both in a digital format.

Mark.
 

GrooveyTunez

Standard Member
I thought that was the case, the TV has no DVI or HDMI connections, hence the decision to try component video over scart. :)
 

GrooveyTunez

Standard Member
:rotfl: I meant I would try Component INSTEAD of scart to see if picture quality was enhanced at all. Sorry for causing the confusion. :oops:
 

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