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Which is the best way to connect ?

Discussion in 'Plasma TVs' started by Whyzeman, Jan 17, 2005.

  1. Whyzeman

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    What is the best type of cable to connect a plasma with a DVD player ?
    Is it Scart or Component ? I don't want to set up an amplifier just run DVD direct to plasma. Need help..
     
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    If you don't want to setup an amp, I'm assuming you want to use the speakers on your plasma for audio reproduction. In this case fully wired scart would be the simplest option. If you went the component route it'd depend on you DVD and plasma model how you got audio to the plasma speakers.

    Simply put, the video quality of component exceeds that of RGB scart but only allows transmission of video NOT audio where are a fully wired scart cable allows transmission of both.

    Hope that helps
     
  3. Steve_P

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    In terms of analogue video signals and picture quality...

    Component > RGB SCART > S-Video > Composite > RF aerial

    Component - 3 colour RCA plugs (Red Green Blue)
    RGB SCART - 21 pin SCART plug
    S-Video - either SCART plug or dedicated 4 pin din connector
    Composite - either SCART plug or single yellow RCA plug
    RF aerial - two core COAX used for your aerial cable

    Component can also be interlaced or progressive but it depends on the quality of your DVD player and Plasma's de-interlacer as to whether progressive scan would give a better picture in your case or not. Probably best to try it out and see, some see vast improvement, others minor improvement whilst some see a better picture on interlaced component.

    Try to use Component or RGB SCART only if possible since they are significantly better than the other options. Steer clear of composite, utter pants.

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    Thank you, this has helped to resolve my problem.
     

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