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Component Video TVs

Discussion in 'Televisions' started by The Dog, Nov 24, 2001.

  1. The Dog

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    Hello

    I am on the verge of acquiring a DVD player and thanks to the help and advice from the AV Forum have become aware of the charms of component video connections. So, my question is...

    ...can anyone recommend a TV with the requisite sockets? I am on quite a modest budget so I am not really aiming for anything bigger than a 28" widescreen.

    I know Toshiba are the great exponents of component video but I seem to be too thick to understand which of their sets actually have it. A quick browse of their website (maybe I was too quick) did not seem to reveal anything with regard to this.

    Once more, over to you, o wise ones...

    Thanks
     
  2. Steve1138

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    I guess being strictly accurate (or would that be pedantic ?) most TV's these days have component inputs - via the SCART, with the separate Red Blue & Green components.
    (Isn't S video also a type of component system too ??)

    But I guess you mean the 3 separate phono sockets used for component, but this outputs a different type of signal.
    From my own observations, I would be wondering what the direct benefits of component video would be with a digital TV, as the main concern I have are the very noticeable digital motion artefacts on digital TV's and a soft picture

    Being on the subject of component video, its only a short step to the subject of Progressive Scan... which I've been investigating.

    The only set which will accept a processed Pro Scan signal looks like the Loewe's with VGA module fitted. This has a 15 pin VGA connector (like a PC monitor) - not RCA phono component connections.

    Some sets from Panasonic & Hitachi have built in progressive Scan but require a normal interlaced signal input thru SCART, S, composite.

    So - just having component connections is no guarantee of picture quality. It's what happens to the signal inside the TV that counts.
     
  3. Nic Rhodes

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    The benefit of component inputs is a better picture. Only Toshiba has RCA component inputs. The Loewe Aconda can take component into the RGB Scart but you will need a special lead(easy to make or buy).

    Internal progressive scan may not be always a benefit. There are many bad and few good progressive solutions. I don't yet know of a good internal progressive scan device / electronics for a UK based TV. Personally I think it better to do interlaced well rather than progressive badly. I hope this situation will change.
     
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    the other "recent discovery" from within another thread in this forum ("Loewe...component in and prog scan..my findings!") is the use of the LOEWE's AV3 input, configured to component input, with a component to SCART connector.

    One user claims that it then does Pro Scan on both PAL and NTSC DVD sources...

    interesting

    Steve

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  5. Nic Rhodes

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    but Steve this was hardly a new discovery, people have know about this for ages
     

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