S-video cable resolution?

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  1. Danny B

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    Hi,

    I was told that if using S-VIDEO cable(connected to a DVD player),i will only get around 400lines(cause the s-video has its limit around the 400 lines of resolution) out of 540lines that a DVD player puts out.

    BUT if i use component cables,i will get the 540 lines of resolution!

    is this at all true? does any1 know?

    Thanks
     
  2. Guy Kuo

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    Not true. Both the S-video and component connections deliver essentially the same luma resolution of 540 TVL. However, component connections can deliver better chroma resolution.
     
  3. Danny B

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    Thanks you for clearing that up for me.

    I was worried i would not get the full 540 resolution lines by connecting S-VIDEO since that is all i can connect at the moment.

    Thanks again
     
  4. RyanDinan

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    Coposite, S and component all have the same luma resolution (black and white)- Which is good to 540 lines and more...

    However, composite and S video are limited in their chroma (color resolution) to about 120 - 140 lines respectively. Since DVD is encoded with 270 lines of color (half the luminance resoluion), you can see that composite and S only deliver about half of that. A component or RGB connection is necessary to deliver the full 270 lines of chroma info.

    -Ryan Dinan
     

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