Component Output Vs. S-Video On a Direct TV Unit ?

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  1. Dan DRC

    Dan DRC Stunt Coordinator

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    I was looking to put my old unit in a bedroom system and was shoping for a replacemnt. I noticed one of the new RCA units has component video out. Would this be a noticeable improvement over S-Video ?

    I like the results and can notice a difference when I use the component outputs on my DVD player but will you get the same benefits with DSS units?
     
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    Allan Jayne Cinematographer

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    You may notice an improvement on some channels, namely those that were not composite video in an earlier stage during production or transmission.

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    Generally, yes. DVI is the very best, second best is component video, then S-Video, then composite.

    As I understand, we're talking bandwidth, here. A better interface carries more data to the monitor.

    An exception might be if you have an off-air antenna and you're viewing a local channel analog broadcast. Less data is being received, so it wouldn't use the entire transfer capacity of a higher-quality pathway.

    I've noticed that, for example. one of the community-access channels on cable has a lower-quality picture than, say, a premium movie channel, even though I'm using component video across the board.

    Someone with more expertise might be able to provide more detail, but that's how I understand it.
     

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