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RGB compared to Component Video

Discussion in 'TVs' started by Bristol Pete, Feb 8, 2003.

  1. Bristol Pete

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    I realise that there is a difference.

    However, is it that noticable? I undetstand that component takes the picture from the disk (colour stream??) and results in a better picture.

    However, is there really that much difference between the two?

    Also, is it true that component improves region 1 pictures but can degrade a region 2 pic . ( I do not have prog scan).

    Finally should I let a set with component video in sway my purchase.

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    Here in Asia-Pacific component inputs are the norm. We don't have SCART or RGB (apart from a few Philips sets imported from Belgium).

    And all the DVD players here (again, except for a couple of Philips machines) only have component out.

    As far as I know RGB is just as good as Component to the naked eye.

    The "order or merit" (best first) is :

    Component/RGB >> S-Video >> Composite

    Go for progressive inputs though as this is where you WILL see a difference.

    Wouldn't it be nice to take the digital stream directly from the DVD player and plug it into a digital input on the back of the telly? Of course, DVD manufacturers dont think this is a very good idea at all. However China is manufacturing multi-region (Code free - not locked / nobbled) DVD players without macrovision installed and VGA outputs ... mmm:) Have a look for "Skyworth" on the net. The picture quality is astounding......
     

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