LaserDisc and S-Vhs ?????

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  1. DanielM

    DanielM Stunt Coordinator

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    I have read that usually with the older and lesser LD players a better picture is to be had by using the composite rather than the s-vid connection due to the comb filter...OK now if one has an S-Vhs new or old why would not the same logic apply???
     
  2. Michael Reuben

    Michael Reuben Studio Mogul

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    On LD, the signal is stored in composite format. Unless the player has a better comb filter than the TV (unlikely if the TV is a relatively recent model), the composite output is preferable.

    On SVHS, however, the signal is stored with the chroma and luminescence separate. If your use a composite connection, you force the VCR to combine them and the TV to separate them -- wholly unnecessary and degrades the signal.

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