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  1. Harry1265

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    Is there a thread or web-source that has information on what all the terminology reagarding inputs mean E.G.

    YUV=>VGA cable e.g. 3xRCA => 1DB15. What is this???

    I was just about manging hooking up everything via scart sockets.

    Any tips?
     
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    I cant think of one specific source on the web..... I have a book which details pretty much everything but you'd have to buy one of course. I can get the name for you if you like.

    to your specific example, YUV is component and you know what vga is (computer connection). RCA's are just phono plugs and DB15 is your vga....

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    I find 'Practical Home Theater' by Mark Fleischmann a great source of all things technical for newcomers to Home Theater and the secret code of three letter acronyms the manufacturers use.

    I'm sure if you put Home Theater into Amazon you'll get lots of alternative titles too.

    You can also order Mark's books at his own site - http://home.nyc.rr.com/mfleischmann/book.html

    Or I can supply these in the UK - I'm not sure how our price looks against Amazon mind!!!

    Best regards

    Joe
     
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    Thanks for those suggestions. I'll have a look at the book.
     
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    Just tried Mark's site but go "server not found" message. Is it offline?
     
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    I seem to be answering my own question but perhaps others will find it useful.

    Component connection
    This is a method of connecting a DVD player to a TV or video projector commonly described as differential or YUV. The component connection splits a picture into three channels YCrCb, YPbPr and YprPb which is actually a black and white picture channel, and two colour difference channels. Component is a premium connection method, and commonly recognised as offering a very high quality of picture reproduction. Component connectors comprise of three phono-type sockets, which are coloured green, blue and red. Component inputs are usually only found on top-of-the-range televisions, and on video projectors.
     
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    look up Charles Poynton..... you will prob get relevant data

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    Harry1265

    I've edited the link - should do the trick this time.

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    Your on the right track with your YUV descriptions though not quite correct and there are various connector and cables that can carry YUV (YPbPr and YCbCr are different types of Component colour space - they don't form one type of signal).

    A decent on-line AV dictionary is the one supplied by Kramer Electronics - see http://www.kramerelectronics.com/glossary/glossary1.asp

    As before I'd suggest £10 - £15 spent on a decent book on Home Theatre is a good investment fro anyone contemplating a new system or system components.

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    thanks Joe
     

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