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VGA vs component vs SCART RGB

Discussion in 'Desktop & Laptop Computers Forum' started by niallsmart, Aug 7, 2003.

  1. niallsmart

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    This may be a FAQ, but I have searched and not found the answer. Which of VGA, SCART RGB or component should offer the best image quality? My 30" LCD TV takes all three, my PC obviously outputs VGA, but I could buy a card with SCART RGB or component outs if it was going to be worth it.
     
  2. Chris Muriel

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    DVI input from PC to LCD would be best if it has one.
    That is assuming your monitor has a DVI input of course.
    Then you avoid an unecessary Dig to Analogue stage in the PC and Analog to Digi in the LCD - both of which would add quantisation and other errors/artefacts.
    Plenty of PC AGP graphics cards have DVI output these days.

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  3. niallsmart

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    Chris,

    Annoyingly, there is no DVI input!

    Niall
     
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    vga should be the best image, provided you use a good quality graphics card.

    The Radeon series have been made with DVD playback in mind, and will give you excellent results.

    A basic VE or 7000 model will do, but the 9600 (Pro or Non Pro) have slightly better capabilities for mpg block/noise reduction for a smoother image.

    HTH

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    I have a Panasonic plasma which has VGA, Component(YUV)/ RGBHV, S-Video and composite inputs. I get the best results with a SCART to VGA converter and connecting direct to either the VGA or RGBHV (Same thing) inputs. ATM I have my HTPC connected to the VGA, Sky via the converter to RGBHV, VHS tape to s-video. composite is not used. When testing the component (YUV) I found the picture not as good as VGA/RGB.
     

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