Made the switch from SVIDEO to Component and....

Discussion in 'Archived Threads 2001-2004' started by Brett DiMichele, Jan 6, 2002.

  1. Brett DiMichele

    Brett DiMichele Producer

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    Just for $hits and Giggles I decided to switch over from

    SVIDEO to Component Cables today and I saw no diffrence in

    picture quality.

    I was running a Monster SVID from my Panasonic CV51 into my

    Onkyo 787 and then from the 787 to the RCA 61" RPTV via a

    Radio Shack Gold SVID.

    I took 3 seperate runs of RCA Home Theater Cable (Made for

    RCA by Monster) and went directly from the DVD to the TV's

    Component inputs and I was ready to be astounded....

    It never happened...

    I must not be a "Videophile"
     
  2. Colin Dunn

    Colin Dunn Supporting Actor

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    The step up from S-video to component is extremely subtle, and many people can't tell the difference visually. It would only be visible on well-calibrated projection system with a huge picture.

    Fortunately, you likely did not spend a lot of money on this experiment - you're only out the cost of a set of cables.

    The real step up happens when you go to progressive component, using a progressive-capable DVD player and an HDTV-ready display. That gets rid of the interlace flicker, which is a very obvious improvement. You should be able to reuse your component cables if/when you make that upgrade later.
     
  3. John Garcia

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    If you didn't recalibrate after installing the new cable, then there would certainly be little or NO DIFFERENCE!!

    After installing my component cable (having recently calibrated with the svid cable) I recalibrated and found that the color was in need of a fairly large correction. The others - peak white & black levels were not noticably affected. As mentioned, the change will occur most as a subtle color enhancement, not an increase in picture clarity. I wasn't sure if I was wasting my money when I bought it, but I feel it was money well spent.
     
  4. Neil Joseph

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    Take a close look around the edges of objects in s-video for any slight bleeding (if any) and then see if component clears it up.
     

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