Originally Posted by Gizmologist
All the S-video signal is, is separate Chrominance (color information) and Luminance B&W signal+sync. The combining adapter will work fine and give the best possible image dependent on the source and monitor.
I was aware that S-Video separates Chrominance and Luminance and that using S-Video (purely) tends to result in a better quality image (due to reduction in dot crawl and color bleed).
However, I was not certain whether the composite video's mixed signal artifacting (the dot crawl and color bleeding) was a function of distance. If the mixed signal artifacting is directly related to distance, than using the S-Video to Composite combiner/adapter with an S-Video cable should result in a less defected video than a composite video cable; if the mixed signal artifacting is not directly related to distance, then there should be no benefit from using an S-Video cable with an S-Video to Composite Video combiner/adapter over a composite video cable.
Wherefore, is composite video mixed signal artifacting directly related to distance?