Component Video on Analog Sets

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  1. Ralph Summa

    Ralph Summa Supporting Actor

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    I've been shopping around for a 36" analog set for my Dad. I bought him a progressive DVD player but he's not ready for a digital TV yet. So he will watch in interlaced mode.

    His DVD player has the ability to send out 480i over component connections, but does a component video connection offer any benefit over S-Video?

    I swear that I read on the forum that the component signal gets converted back to S-Video anyway. I tried all combinations of the terms for searches but didn't have any luck finding the thread.

    Ralph
     
  2. Bob McElfresh

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    Composite gets turned into SVideo by the comb filter. Then SVideo is converted to Component by another filter.

    Home Theater Magazine's numbers were:

    Composite - baseline
    SVideo - 20% better picture than Composite
    Component - 25% better than Composite

    But another member went to his bedroom system (something like a 25" tube) and for grins hooked up component cables in place of SVideo and saw a visible improvement.

    My advice - go with component cables. The AR Pro2 cables are about $40 and work well for many people.
     
  3. BrianDB

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    Amen, Bob.
     
  4. Ralph Summa

    Ralph Summa Supporting Actor

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    Thanks Bob,

    That's what I need. I was surprised it was that noticable on an Analog TV. I'll be sure we pick out a TV with component inputs. I'll give him my extra set of AR Pro Series I cables.
     

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