DVD - TV connections which is best?

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  1. Gary D

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    can one of you lovely people please advise me which is the best way to connected a DVD player to a TV?

    I currently use SCART. but would composite video or S-video be better?

    Thanks
     
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    1st RGB SCART
    2nd S-Video SCART/Mini Din
    3rd Composite (only use as a last resort)

    HTH
     
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    1st = component video (if you've got it)
     
  4. Gary D

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    so we have one vote for RGB SCART and one for composite video does anyone have a casting vote?

    Thanks for the replies.

    Gary
     
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    No, we have zero votes for composite. And are v unlikely to get any more.
    We have 1 vote for component (which is very similar to RGB) and we have 1 vote ror RGB.

    I didn't mention component because I assumed your DVD and/or TV didn't support it.

    The smart money is on RGB with S-video as an also ran.
    Composite won't even get a look in.
     
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    Hi,

    I think you have one for RGB and one for component...not composite :0)

    Composite is cheap and nasty..and very different from component.

    You can't use component unless you have a supporting projector or TV (probably a Toshiba..since not many manufacturers provide this option).

    I had a Tosh RPTV with component connections - I couldn't see any difference between them and an IXOS £50 SCART gold SCART lead on RGB.

    IF your telly doesn't do component - go for RGB SCART !

    Cheers
    Daz
     
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    Assuming COMPONENT is N/A.

    Latest...

    RGB 2
    S-Video 0
    Composite 0
     
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    thanks to you for replying. i think i'll stick with my RGB scart connection and save the money thats burning a hole in my pocket for something else.

    thanks

    Gary
     
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    Make sure you use a good qaulity, fully 21 pin configured SCART cable.
     
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    RGB is best nearly all the time. However, there are some televisions that don't handle it too well. Older Tosh models, are a good example.

    You have a scart lead so check for yourself and make your own mind up. The scart carries RGB and s-video so no cost is involved apart from the time you make to compare the two.
     

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