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Scart RGB better than my compnent...

Discussion in 'Plasma TVs' started by Hicksy, Aug 26, 2004.

  1. Hicksy

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    I recently purchased a monster component cable thinking it would increase the quality of my DVDs but actually thought it had got worse. LAst night i decided to switch back to my scart connection and it was much better less grainy.

    AM i correct in thinking that component is the best method?

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    it is supposed to be better then Scart RGB
     
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    Some LCD's seem to produce a better picture through Scart- it gets metioned from time to time in reviews. I have no idea why but would suggest that if it looks better to you- use it :thumbsup:.
     
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    thing is, i have a plasma and not LCD! how strange.
     
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    Could be to do with your connection, or even cable if the image got worse!
     
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    I have a new Samsung V4 which is brilliant, especially with bright colours and blacks. however it got grainy on darkish colours when i transferred to component. I have a cambridge audio NO prog scan.

    I am thinking of purchasing the new samsung HD 945 player with DVI connection.

    Any thoughts would be appreciated as it is strange.

    John
     
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    AFAIK, the pixels in LCDs and Plasmas are RGB - does component feed a pure RGB signal, or does it need to be converted?

    I've just switched from Scart to Component (progressive scan) in my Pio 434/575A setup and tbh, I think the PQ has slightly degraded. Perhaps some more tweaking is needed.... anyone got any advice?
     
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    I've never understood why componant should be better then RGB Scart.
    All my experiance as a broadcast engineer tells me RGB should be better.
    But I suspect it all depends on the processing inside.
    (But then I never understood why people buy TOSlink audio optical digital sound leads for £30+ when you can buy them at £1 each on ebay)
     
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    Pj, You have a sammy, what do you find works best?
     
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    Though you can't get a prog scan picture via rgb scart? or can you? I'm sure my Pan 85 only sends pal/ntsc prog scan through component outputs!?
     
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    you may be right there Rob, I'm only used to broadcast equipment, and progressive isn't used anywhere.
    Hicksy, I don't have a plasma as am torn between NEC £1620, Samsung £1720 and Panny £2120. NEC is professional broadcast monitor and said to be very good but can't get to hear one, and broadcast monitors can buzz like hell cos studio enviroment is usually very noisy and they may be unsuitable for home use.
     
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    Rob, I have never heard of prog scan only with component. again i too might be wrong but i think Scart is fine.

    PJ, apologies, i thought from previous threads you owned one, although i remember you know a lot about them!

    I am not sure if it is down to run in, but my plasma's PQ has definitely improved through a short time.
     
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    HICKSY after taking advice I can deffo say
    Componant Video is only best quality when from progressive source (detail wise)
    RGB is best quality from all other scources, and will provide best COLOUR quality on ALL sources.

    so for your setup and equipment the RGB cable will provide you with the best quality.
     
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    clears it up. thx for your help.
     
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    It of course also depends on the source. If your source sends a bad quality component signal compared to the RGB signal no good cable will help. It would however be strange if that would be the case with a DVD player, since the information is stored in component format on a DVD.
     
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    I wouldn't get too bogged down in the theoretical benefits of both signal types since theoretically you shouldn't really be able to tell the difference between interlaced RGB and interlaced component. The problem is that not all implementations of these signals are perfect. In some cases the component input works better with the displays internal processing (or sources output processing) and in other cases RGB does. This is the way of the world I'm afraid. Take the Panasonic Plasma Scart board for example - accepts RGB but for some reason softens the picture slightly, however put the same RGB signal into it's VGA socket (using a sync splicer) and there is no softness at all, processing technique is the same but the physical terminal board processor does something that introduces this softness. Then there are all those older/cheaper CRT TVs that convert everything to s-video for processing and so actually work better from an s-video signal than RGB!!!
     
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    thats an interesting thought, maybe a RGB to Plasma Screen VGA converter
    would be a better alternative input for the Panny, and forget all about add in boards.
    (converter £126, Scart board £134 from av-sales))
     

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