RGB or Scart

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  1. MikeyC82

    MikeyC82
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    Hi all,

    I'm a little confused about whether I will get a better picture from my DVD player using RGB or Scart. I'm connected by Scart at the moment but managed to buy the wrong cables (component instead of RGB) to try - DOH!

    Can anybody help?

    Cheers

    Mike
     
  2. Chris Muriel

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    In theory component (Y Pr Pb) would be better than RGB.
    In practice the difference may not be detectable to the normal user.
    Depends in part on the quality/design of the RGB output stages and drivers vs those in the equivalent Y Pr Pb circuitry of your DVD player as well as the design of the input stages of your display.

    Chris Muriel, Manchester
     
  3. Mr Incredible

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    Also it is worth pointing out that Scart is a connection method and can carry different types of signal, including RGB, composite and S-Video, and very very occasionally, component.

    An RGB signal via a Scart connection is completely different to a component signal, which rather confusingly, gets connected using a cable with Red, Green and Blue phonos.

    In all but the most obscure kit, "RGB" will be implemented via a Scart connection: Scart on the source AND Scart on the display unit.

    In all but the most obscure kit, "component" will be implemented via 3 x phono leads (which get coloured with Red Green and Blue phonos but this is a total coincidence viz a viz the "RGB" signal on a Scart connection.)

    On Standard definition (576 lines) material and with an interlaced picture, "RGB" is in theory better than component. However, component can also carry a HD signal (720 lines and above) and produce a progressive signal, which in all instances will be better than the RGB on a Scart connection.

    HTH as well.
     

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