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Is RGB darker than composite video?

Discussion in 'Blu-ray & DVD Players & Recorders' started by Grubert, Sep 13, 2001.

  1. Grubert

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    When I switch the SCART output on my DVD player from Video to RGB, the image gets darker and I have to turn up the brightness.

    Has anyone else noticed something like that? Is it normal?

    Thanks.
     
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    I have a telewest digibox and I get the same when I go to RGB although the picture is better. Strange.
     
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    This is something that seems to affect some TVs more than others. Also, RGB disables picture controls on some older TVs, which is probably why a few people don't like it.
     
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    No real help here but just for information my Sony 32" DRC-MF tv looks stunning with RGB. It is similar to the step change between composite and S-Video – probably more so.
     
  6. Grubert

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    My telly is a run-of-the-mill Panasonic. 29 inches, 50 Hz, 4:3, bought in early 1999. The DVD player is a brand-new Pioneer.

    Image quality is great except when you play an NTSC DVD; then you get moiré in all its glory.

    I'm holding on to that Panny until they finally sort out 100Hz technology and (hopefully) PAL progressive.

    Thanks to all.
     
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    RGB on my TV makes the world of difference. I don't seem to get a darker picture though. If i switch back to S-Video the picture looks fuzzy! I hate it! My TV is a Sony!

    However, i tried RGB on my friends Panasonic TV and i did'nt notice ANY difference between RGB and S-Video! Strange! Maybe Sony TV's have special RGB filters or something!
     

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