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Component vs S-Video

Discussion in 'Home Theater Projects' started by Rowan_Oliver, May 27, 2005.

  1. Rowan_Oliver

    Rowan_Oliver Auditioning

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    I know that component video settings are better than s-video but how extreme is the difference? Is it highly noticable? I think I can only connect one component device and one s-video device to my future TV, and would really like to know the difference.

    Thanks in advance!
     
  2. Gabriel.H

    Gabriel.H Stunt Coordinator

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    In my experience, going up to a higher quality video connection (in my case component to HDMI), there is a notable difference. Even when changing from s-video to component there is a noticeable change in detail and color depth. I would strongly consider using component if this is intended for dvd playback since progresive scan is not possible on s-video or lower. Also the size of your tv is a factor. These differences aren't as noticeable on a smaller tv, but on larger ones, in which the details are on a much larger scale, you would see a bigger difference.
     
  3. Shane Martin

    Shane Martin Producer

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    Very noticable in favor of the Component connection even on my 32" set.
     
  4. Carlos Garcia

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    Going from S-Video to component was a much more noticeable improvement for my eyes than going from composite to S-Video was. You WILL notice the difference immediately!
     
  5. Rowan_Oliver

    Rowan_Oliver Auditioning

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    Thanks.

    I'm thinking maybe my DVD player should be on the component connection and my SD STB should be s-video. It's a 81cm LCD screen so would there be much noticable difference on that?

    I might have to upgrade to a HD STB and use DVI if the SD isn't much chop!
     
  6. Bob McElfresh

    Bob McElfresh Producer

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    A company called Mad Catz sell a "HD Compatible" component selector switch for about $40.

    By all means use SVideo for the standard-definition connection.
     

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