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Component vs VGA output from PC

Discussion in 'Desktop & Laptop Computers Forum' started by TheDoctor, Oct 25, 2005.

  1. TheDoctor

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    Hello

    Can anyone comment on the actual quality difference (if any?) when outputting video from a PC to a plasma, using VGA or component?

    Views from Nvidia and ATI component output users would be welcome.

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    In PQ terms basically they're the same.

    The only possible difference that you need to be aware of is that some displays will only accept a progressive (ie. non-interlaced) signal via component, but that's down to their electronics rather than any inherent difference between the two types of signal.
     
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    Thanks KraGorn

    What I am thinking of doing is passing HD video from the PC to the Crystalio via component cable and letting the Crystalio process the video. I will keep the VGA cable connected directly to the Pioneer, for browsing & documents etc.

    This will be an interim measure until the next generation of HD media players become available.

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    What are you planning to do in the Crystalio?

    I have a Lumagen HDP fed from a Pioneer 868 interlaced HDMI (producing a superior PQ to that from the PC even when running FFDSHOW et. al), but when I use the HTPC I feed 720p out of the PC via DVI and thus use the Luma in pass-through mode (with a little colour correction), which is similar to what you're planning to do so am interested in what processing you envisage for the scaler.
     

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