DVD-VCR Combos - RBG out?

Discussion in 'Blu-ray & DVD Players & Recorders' started by Paul Reading, Sep 9, 2003.

  1. Paul Reading

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    I cannot buy a high quality VCR no one seems to make them anymore, the only ones which apprear to be high quality are DVD-Combo units.

    Are/do any of the current models available provide RGB out for VCR material or do they only provide it for DVD sources.

    Secondly can anyone recommend a unit with a high quality video, I already have an Arcam DVD so I am not interested in that part of the unit.
     
  2. bonzobanana

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    Vhs and svhs videos record the luminance and chroma signals seperately. So s-video is the highest quality connection you can get out of them. Only recorders based on higher technology like d-vhs, dvds or hard drives are capble of giving out rgb signals. If you buy a dvd-vcr combo the vcr section will more than likely just give out a composite or s-video image even if the dvd section can give out a rgb image.
     
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    The best you'll get out of all DVD/VCR's that I'm aware of is composite from the VCR section, but the DVD can usually output RGB and S-VHS.

    I'd suggest you hunt down an S-VHS VCR which should be even cheaper than the combo units.
     

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