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Originally posted by Nethawk:
Geez, am I confused! Can someone clarify the difference - what is best for different situations, etc?
In a nutshell, here is the difference in order of BEST to WORST.

Component Video: Component video offers the highest video quality available on DVD. Component video is a 3-channel system that is either RGB or color-difference. DVD component video is color-difference. Signals using color-difference contain the color component of the picture minus the brightness component.

S-Video: A cable that carries the luminance ("Y") and chrominance ("C") on separate channels. Same as Y/C.

Composite Video: An analog signal that contains the combined signals for luminance (black and white) and chrominance (color) components. This is the standard for broadcast TV, VHS and Laserdisc.




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Brad Marcus
Bettercables.com
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Geez, am I confused! Can someone clarify the difference - what is best for different situations, etc? I am about to purchase some HT equipment, and of course want the best hookup possible.

If there is a site on the web that can help me out, please let me know.

Thanks,

Nethawk
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