DVD to TV connection

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  1. James_C

    James_C Agent

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    It it better to use "S-Video" or the "Y, Pb, Pr" connection to go from DVD to my Panny???

    Thanks!!
     
  2. Anthony Moore

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    Y, Pb, Pr

    a.k.a. : component
     
  3. Tommy G

    Tommy G Screenwriter

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    In this order:

    1. Y, pb, pr

    2. S-Video

    3. Video/Audio components ie Yellow, Red, White connectors
     
  4. Bob McElfresh

    Bob McElfresh Producer

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    Home Theater magazine did a comparison of the 3 different types of video connections:

    Component (single cable with RCA plugs): Baseline

    SVideo (Cable w/funny "keyboard" connector): 20% better

    Component (3 video cables w/RCA): 25% better than composite

    This was for a reference, 50" RPTV. A smaller display shows LESS improvement, a larger display shows MORE.

    So how big is your display?

    Note: If you have a HD TV that tries to take the signal and turn it into progressive, you really, really, really want to use Component cables. Because of all the things the TV is going to do with that signal, that little 5% improvement from SVideo->Component might make a visible improvement for a HD TV.

    Hope this helps.
     
  5. Richard Travale

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    Bob, I think you meant the first one to be composite [​IMG]
     
  6. Bob McElfresh

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    ouch... thanks for the catch Richard. [​IMG]
     

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