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    Non Tribuo Anus Rodentum and off to the next adventure (RIP) Stacey's Avatar
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    TV video question

    My TV has three different video inputs available from my DVD player video output... There's the RCA, RBG composite & S-video. Which will render the best picture?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stacey
    My TV has three different video inputs available from my DVD player video output... There's the RCA, RBG composite & S-video. Which will render the best picture?
    From best to worst:
    RBG composite then S-video followed last by the ever faithful RCA.

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    They all convey the same information from one device to another, but s-vid. is the lowest impedance connector with generally better shielding, depending on the quality of cables, with RCA connections providing the highest level of resistance. Don't concern yourself too much with it if you have a less than 5 foot HD screen or less than 4 foot run of cable.
    I have a 6500 lumen Eiki projector with a top of the range Extron director; I use the RGB connection on either end and transmit through Belden Cat 5 No Skew with (2) +10db amps because I can fine tune the phase timing most easily with this setup, but most people aren't viewing a 15 foot image.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ModoVincere
    From best to worst:
    RBG composite then S-video followed last by the ever faithful RCA.
    Exactly!
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    Non Tribuo Anus Rodentum and off to the next adventure (RIP) Stacey's Avatar
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    Thanks all.

    So, as I'm understanding this; My 27" Sharp with a CRT and a < 6' cable run will do just fine with an RCA video line and the expense (however marginal) of buying an S-video cable would yeild equally marginal improvement in picture quality.

    The odd thing is, both components, TV & DVD player use RCA style connectors for the RGB, not the cool bayonet connectors I've seen on some RGB cables.

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    You won't be able to tell a difference unless you have a lot of RF interference in your house.

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    Non Tribuo Anus Rodentum and off to the next adventure (RIP) Stacey's Avatar
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    Not that I can see. We have a great picture already. Just curious if a cabling change would give a good pay-back.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stacey
    Not that I can see. We have a great picture already. Just curious if a cabling change would give a good pay-back.
    If you already have a good picture, then upgrading to the better cable probably won't make a very noticeable difference.
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    Non Tribuo Anus Rodentum and off to the next adventure (RIP) Stacey's Avatar
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    ktnxby.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stacey
    ktnxby.
    I know you THOUGHT that looked cogent and readable....but really, I had no clue what its supposed to mean.

    Just sayin'....
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    Non Tribuo Anus Rodentum and off to the next adventure (RIP) Stacey's Avatar
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    Incase you're still stuck... Clicky

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stacey
    Incase you're still stuck... Clicky
    Blocked...at work. I'll check it when I get home....I know its something to insult me...that's what big sisters are for, right?
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    Okay Thanks Bye.

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    Non Tribuo Anus Rodentum and off to the next adventure (RIP) Stacey's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by KingTermite
    Blocked...at work. I'll check it when I get home....I know its something to insult me...that's what big sisters are for, right?
    Me?

    Insult?




    Man, it must suck being you! I'd find another gig like yesterday!!!

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    Does cabling help digital signal quality at all? I have heard that digital is either on or off, and that theoretically, you could hookup digital components with a string of paper clips.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Stacey
    Me?

    Insult?




    Man, it must suck being you! I'd find another gig like yesterday!!!
    My own flesh and blood.
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