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S-video or RGB? Which is better?

Discussion in 'Blu-ray & DVD Players & Recorders' started by pcavelle, Aug 3, 2001.

  1. pcavelle

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    Excuse my ignorance!

    Also - am I better off using a Scart, or a combination of dedicated S-video cable, two audio leads and two Scart adaptors, to connect DVD-TV?

    Thanks - Paul
     
  2. slingshot

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    There's not supposed to be much difference, but on my friends JVC TV you can spot small diffences in whites and text, which look better on RGB, but were not convinved that hi S-Video is functioning properly because it's quite a big difference on menu's etc, from both DVD and Sky digi (he has a box that does s-video)
     
  3. johna

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    Do a search for this as there have been more posts on this topic than I can remember!

    John

    (RGB though!)
     
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    I can never understand why anyone asks, try both and stick with what you like best.

    It's your eyes watching not mine.
     
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    Fartpants. If you do not understand why people ask then dont answer.<br />RGB is technicly better, but sometimes TV´s have too much colour when input an RGB signal. I know that this can be adjusted, but it can be a nusance to keep having to adjust colour.<br />S-Video is only slightly worse, but the colour saturation will remain more or less the same between broadcast and DVD using this option.<br />I have found that S-Video looks slightly better using a dedicated S-video lead or S-video to SCART Lead than using a SCART to SCART. If course if you do not use a SCART to SCART lead you will lose auto format switching which is a nusance with DVD.<br />Given all the comromises, I would chose a good SCART to SCART cable and use RGB.
     
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    Read what I said look at what looks better on your TV.

    F*£K the techno speak, if it looks good, use it if it don't look as good don't.

    It does not matter one bit what technical info is written it will not affect the display on the punters TV. And strangely some things that have had been said to be technically lacking are more popular with the punters, (re the old Dolby Digital DTS debates).

    So I say again, plug it in and decide for yourself, if you can't tell the difference use what you find the easiest to connect. No need to ask is there, unless we are looking at your TV.
     
  7. clayts450

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    I'm inclined to agree with Mr F on this one. Although I've always firmly believed that RGB is better, it really depends on your set-up.

    I have a budget Encore DV450/Sanyo28WN3 combo and have tried all sorts of combinations of SCART connections (no S-video input other than SCART, sadly), and it has to be said that, despite my firm technical belief that RGB is superior, the S-video via SCART picture just edges it on my set up.

    And your eyes can't lie, right ?!

    All down to personal taste - I don't want to believe that S-video is superior to RGB, but the proof is in my living room as we speak <img src="wink.gif" border="0">
     
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    I would prefer to use S Video and switch it through the amp, but I prefered the way RGB lookes, so I got a nice RGB switching box (auto with a remote if you want to overide it).

    If it wasn't noticeable I would have stuck with s video, but to me it was.

    Maybe someone can show on paper something is different, but I prefer to use my eyes. Having said that on the ears side I can only say that I find DTS a little louder than DTS, but the overwhelming support on a thread about that was for DTS, even though some evidence was offered to suggest dolby digital is supeior, the punters clearly voted for DTS.

    In a matter of judgement, if it's my set up it's my judgment that counts.
     

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