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DIfferenece 3 RCA Component vs 5 RCA

Discussion in 'Cables & Switches' started by dgharwood, Aug 3, 2004.

  1. dgharwood

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    I currently am using a ShowCenter and DVD Player Component out to my Denon Amp and outputting that to my Panasonic Th42PW6.

    I am soon to introduce a XBOX Component into this equation and do not have enough inputs on the Denon, so am going to buy a switch box.

    The question I have is that whilst the ShowCenter and DVD Player and Denon only have Component R, G and B, the XBOX high def kit has the 5 which I believe are the R, G and B along with horizontal and vertical sync.

    Do I need to use the H and V sync on the XBOX high def or will I get away with using just the R, G and B.
     
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    Note that RGB(HV) is not compatible to 'Component' aka YUV/YPrPc/YCrCb, even though the colors of the 'Component' connectors imply otherwise!

    Technically RGB and YUV are both component signals, but often the term 'component' refers to YUV only. :lesson:
     
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    There's only 3 RCAs for the video the other two RCAs on the xbox kit are the sound left and right
     
  4. dgharwood

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    Excellent - thanks very much.
     
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    Also the component signals are Y Pr and Pb which will be fine
     
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    dgharwood

    It gets mighty confusing when the hardware manufacturers choose to use Red, Green and Blue Phono sockets for YPbPr Component video signals!

    Best regards

    Joe

    PS We have the ideal switcher for you - and even if you did have to mix RGBHV with YPbPr we can do that too!
     

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