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is s video on sky + better than rgb scart

Discussion in 'Sky Digital TV Forum' started by brackenlamb, Oct 23, 2004.

  1. brackenlamb

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    which should i choose

    i have both on the rear of my sky + box ,gona hook it up to my plasma ,not sure which to use.
    cheers
     
  2. windfall

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    Use the RGB it is better then S-VHS mate.

    You'll see the difference.

    Tone
     
  3. Archie Fax

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    S Video (note different from s-vhs) is the best.
     
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    I don't think you can just say s-video is the best. RGB is a more pure signal so technically would give you a clearer picture. HOWEVER, at the end of the day your eyes are the best judge for which looks better, so let them help you make the decision.

    One thing with RGB is that sometimes you do have to make slight adjustments in colour, contrast, brightness, if you switch over from s-video or composite video.

    Cheers
     
  5. drummerjohn

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    RGB is far superior to Svideo - nothing to do with taste.
     
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    Disagree with you mate. Just because something 'on paper' is technically superior dosen't always mean the human eye & brain will interpret things in the same manner.
     
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    The quality of the display and the material it is showing may have an impact on the perceived image, I know for a fact that my old SONY RPTV gave a more pleasing picture when fed s-video as opposed to RGB, my eyes of course and I don't claim Joe Bloggs pulled off the street would agree with me:)
    On the other hand my 28" CRT is fed RGB and looks better for it.
    Horses for course, while RGB should if everything else is equal give a better picture there is no harm in trying the two connections and seeing which you prefer.
     
  8. Stevvie

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    Also worth thinking about is that the S-Video was NOT capable of sending the widescreen switching signal, unless it's been fixed by now.
     
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    The S-Video on Sky+ is very poor. I have worked through numerous screens/display devices (CRT, Plasma, Projector) with my unit and it comes a very poor second on all of them. Although I do agree with Starburst that it is a very subjective issue: somepeople prefer the 'grain' of S-Video as opposed to seeing the artifacts of the low bandwidth transmissions for example.

    In my experience it is very easy to loose the 'RGB advantage' by poor quality Scarts - or even just a single poor connection. Invest in some decent Scarts, ensure your TV/screen is properly connected (and that Sky is connect to the RGB capable scart) and that it is not outputting composite (which it does if you have pressed the 'TV' button). And then sit back and enjoy the improved PQ delivered via RGB.
     

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