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RGB and Component and VGA

Discussion in 'Projectors, Screens & Video Processors' started by milanlad, Feb 19, 2005.

  1. milanlad

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    Hello

    Could some explain what is the main difference between Scart/RGB and Component Video?

    Is there any significant difference in quality?

    If my SKY+ or DVD player outputs RGB through the scart, and my TV has inputs for RGB/Scart, Component Inputs, and a PC-VGA Input, should I:

    a) use the scart/RGB,

    b) use a RGB to Component cable or converter if needed,

    or

    c) use a RGB to VGA converter


    Thanks in advance
     
  2. KraGorn

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    RGB, as its' name implies, carries colour information discretely for each primary colour, Component (aka. YCbCr) carries it in a different way (not sure I really understand it, but it I think the RGB values are derived in the display from sums and differences of the 3 signals).

    Effectively they're the produce equal picture quality, one's choice is driven by connection available rather than one being inherently better.

    So, to answer your question: using SCART->SCART is easiest and won't be bettered by any other method.

    I think there is one important difference between RGB and component, I believe DVD players capable of 'progressive scan' (aka. de-interlacing) usually only output progressive signals via component .. but I don't think that's an issue for you here though.
     

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