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YUV & RGB output - help please from anyone who knows about them ???

Discussion in 'Blu-ray & DVD Players & Recorders' started by dagger, Apr 7, 2004.

  1. dagger

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    Can someone please give me some advice.

    I have a JVC dvd player which used to be perfect and output in the normal way thru a scart in RGB format.

    I then decided to update the player to multiregion with a simple firmware upgrade. - all seemed okay , until I noticed that there was no longer the option of RGB output !!! The picture looks a bit hazy now and not pinsharp like before.

    In place of the RGB option in the settings menu I noticed it now says YUV as the main option.

    Am I stuffed now or do i just need some component leads or is yuv better than rgb anyway ... aaaaargggghhh I dont know what to do

    Please help any comments appreciated
     
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    I dont Im afraid, its a standard Sony 32" w/s tv with 3 scarts on the back (1 is RGB) thats it

    Any other ideas ???
     
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    I presume you've made your player multiregion using a firmware upgrade on cd meant for a usa player. You need to find a multiregion firmware for a european spec model and your RGB output will be restored. For the moment though an s-video connection will give you the best picture quality and not composite via the scart cable which is what you are currently using.
     
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    Thx bonzo - Im not sure I'll be able to find a european hack as it took me an age to track down a company selling the one I used.

    Thx for the advice re svideo - I'll try that and see if it improves things
     
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    The best input is RGB, but if you have progressive scan then most device will only output in YUV, that case use YUV.
     
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    What JVC model is it?
     
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    THA35r its a home cinema setup with the speakers etc
     
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    Nope, related to DVD players there should be no difference between YUV and RGB.
    Remember that the picture information on the DVD is stored in component (aka YUV) format.
     
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    Tis true:)
     
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    OK but I cant understand then why does my picture look fuzzy edged now compared to pinsharp when RGB output was an option before ??
     
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    cos your TV, not liking YUV, is now using composite from the scart perhaps. You should be getting a nice sharp green picture from YUV into RGB I think, but you haven't mentioned green. Composite is the other choice on the SCART, I think.
     
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    Yes, when dvd player splash screen initially comes up its ivivid green - then changes back to normal picture when film starts
     
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    Scart transmits RGB (if fully wired), S-Video and composite. YUV (aka Component) is normally not transmitted via Scart, some exceptions do exist however (e.g. Loewe). YUV uses a red, green and blue RCA/phono connector and it is NOT compatible with RGB (which means Red-Green-Blue) and thus the TV would need a compatible input.
    Therefore I suggest to contact the company that did the mod and ask them to get RGB output back or use S-Video instead, compatible in-/outputs assumed (if necessary by means of adapter cables).
     

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