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Is Component better than RGB scart to an LCD TV?

Discussion in 'Cables & Switches' started by mjw123, Aug 31, 2005.

  1. mjw123

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    Just noticed my Tosh DVD player has component out. As the LCD I plan to buy is likely only to have one RGB scart socket would I get as good / better / or worse picture quality using component cable to connect my DVD player ?

    I could free up the RGB scart for Freeview or Xbox.

    What do you reckon?

    I'm probably going to get the latest Samsung 32" LCD TV.

    TIA,
    Mike
     
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    mjw123

    Component (YUV) and RGB (SCART) are very similar in terms of overall quality.

    Often Component (YUV) can be better than RGB as 1. it can be Progressive from a suitable source device and 2. the hardware manufacturers lavish more time and attention on the 'Component' video output.

    Keep in mind that the Component (YUV) signal is Video Only and you'll also need to run an audio cable along side the required 3RCA cable.

    Best regards

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    Thanks Joe - I guess an optical cable from my DVD player to amp will negate the need for this audio cable?
     
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    Hello mjw123

    Sounds fine - though if you get an LCD TV you may want to run a stereo audio cable to the TV for the odd occasion when you don't want to use the AV Receiver.

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    It is worth noting also that the Component output is actually the raw data output from the DVD, whereas SCART gets converted using a logic board within the device and these boards can sometimes be very, very cheap... FWIW on my Toshiba player i did notice a good improvement using Component over SCART - certainly worth the money.

    Also worth noting that in the message above, RGB SCART (at least proper RGB) doesn't offer audio through the cable either so you would need the same audio configuration as for Component.
     

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