Discussion in 'General TV Discussions Forum' started by Kain, Jul 6, 2002.
Which one of these two types of connections provides better DVD picture quality?
Unfortunately it depends on what the DVD player is and what the display device is.
The display device needs RGB to work. So at some point whatever comes out of the DVD player needs to become RGB. Component that you are talking about is YPrPb. This is an analogue compressed version of RGB. Changing from one to the other should be lossless.
Scart can be used for sending Composite, Svideo (which is a component signal) or RGB(which is also a component signal).
So if the DVD sticks out RGB then in some cases it may give a better picture doing that than using YPrPb. The digital processing in some TV's is done in component YPrPb form and the information on a DVD is stored in that form. So going out in RGB then having it turned back to YPrPb for processing then back to RGB to drive the display may cause a loss of quality compared to going direct in YPrPb to that device. Other displays that don't use processing may benefit from the YPrPb conversion process inside the DVD player compared to it's own.
So to sum up you are comparing the ability of either the display device or the DVD player to do the conversion. You should try both and judge for yourself. Chances are you'll find that component (YPrPb) will, as the previous poster mentioned, prove better most of the time.
For sure it's Component if its available to you, next it would be RGB Scart, S-Video and then Scart followed at a great distance by composite which should only be used in the very last resort.
The order of S-Video & RGB Scart sometimes would be reversed depending on your personal taste and the devices in question, but as a rule of thumb, the order I mentioned above is true.
Second Gordon on this.
As a general rule of thumb, depends on the sources ability to decode/transcode etc, just look a the number of seperate signals in each.
Scart RGB has/needs 3 or 4
component has 3
S Video has 2
Composite has 1
Separate names with a comma.