Satellite Video/Audio quality question.

Discussion in 'Archived Threads 2001-2004' started by jeff lam, Feb 5, 2002.

  1. jeff lam

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    I was just thinking, is it worth using s-video and interconnects for video/audio since the signal is run from the satellite to the receiver(20-40ft) via RF anyway? I was just thinking, the best you can get is RF cable quality since that is what's from the source. Not like a DVD. The DVD uses s-vid or component directly from the source so there is no degrade in video/audio signals. But since the satellite used RF cable, how does the audio/video quality suddenly become s-vid/digital quality?

    Or is the signal from the dish pure digital and doesn't matter what cable type it goes through?
     
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    The RF from the satellite dish to the receiver is digital. DBS uses MPEG compression just like DVD, and MPEG is inherently component. But they don't make satellite receivers with component output. The next best thing is S-Video.
     

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