playstation2 with component video output

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  1. felix_suwarno

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    the ps2 cant do progressive scan, so why did they bother giving it a component video output? is it worth 30 bucks to use the component cable on standard tv? or is it better to just use the svideo? i got a feeling i cant differentiate the result between using svideo and component cable since i dont have a high end tv.
     
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    As I understand it, component video is the native video standard of DVD video. So of course, hooking up your PS2 to play DVDs this way will produce the optimum picture quality - not to mention your games will look quite fantastic.
     
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    svid separates the color and light portions into two separate cable pairs.

    Component separates it into three. Try it and see. I'm sure somebody has a more accurate explantion of svid and component than I do.
     
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    but i am talking about regular cheapo 20 inch flat toshiba tv here. still better with component cable? i mean, is the picture quality will be dramatically improved from svideo to component? worth 30 bucks????
     
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    I've got a 65" HD set, and the difference between S-video and component is extremely subtle even on that set (to me). I'd stick with the S-video.
     

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