RF or composite?

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  1. Thomas F

    Thomas F Stunt Coordinator

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    I have a model 4700 dish receiver and was wondering which output would give me the better picture, the RF coaxial or composite?
     
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    Composit is better. S-video is better than composit.
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    Allan Jayne Cinematographer

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    If the coax antenna output of the tuner delivers several channels at once where your TV channel selector is used to pick one, the antenna output may be useful. Otherwise avoid using it.
    For channels that were analog to begin with, the composite output may give a better picture than the S-video output, it depends on how good the comb filter in the tuner box is. You may wish to run both composite and S-video cables between tuner and TV.
    Other video hints: http://members.aol.com/ajaynejr/video.htm
     
  4. Thomas F

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    The 4700 only has RF coaxial and composite outputs. I'm receiving a new Denon 3802 tomorrow so I will be able to quickly A/B test the outputs and should be able to tell which one is better. The TV is old (soon to be replaced) and does not have S-video inputs.
     

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