Recording an RGB signal

nrmsmith

Novice Member
Forgive the naive question, but does anyone know:

Setup (A). RGB Scart socket from Sky decoder connected to RGB input SCART on DVD Recorder. Recorded signal then played back through RGB scart lead to TV.

Setup (B). Composite SCART socket from Sky Decoder connected to RGB Scart input on DVD recorder. Recorded signal then played back through RGB scart to TV.

Would there be any noticeable difference in recorded quality if you chose Setup (B) rather than Setup (A)? Or do you have to use Setup (A) to ensure you are getting the best recorded quality.

Thanks

Nigel
 

philipb

Well-known Member
RGB is always better than composite, so A is preferable. But given that life is a bitch, you may not always see a difference given the often poor quality of Sky broadcasts.

Nevertheless, to maximise the quality of the recording and playback irrespective of the input, use A.
 

nrmsmith

Novice Member
I must say that I have tried both (A) and (B) and can't really see any noticeable difference, but I wondered whether *technically* there was any difference.

Nigel
 

philipb

Well-known Member
I know what you mean. I used to have a Philips TV and I was hard pressed to see a difference between a scart input with RGb and the same signal input via a non-RB scart. Both were excellent.

But with good quality source material and on a quality display you will see a clearer, sharper picture. Mainly colours are better contained - no tizzing.
 

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