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I've had a question from a friend who knows I have an hdtv, but it's a question I can't answer.


Apparently, he was looking at a TV with component inputs. The salesman said that there are two types of component inputs. Y * *, and RGB. He said that the Y ** set of three was really the signal minus the red on one cable, signal minus the blue on another cable, and a black and white signal with a set of time syncs on the third cable. He also told me that when I got a progressive scan DVD, it would have a cable containing the red signal, a cable containing the blue signal, etc...


Can anyone shed any light on this? Thanks, Art
 

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Y Pb Pr:

Y is luminance with sync signals

Pb is Blue minus Green

Pr is Red minus Green

A progressive scan DVD player will have the same signals.
 

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Okay...thanks. Sounds like the salesman didn't know what he was talking about...Art
 

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Art,

Actually, I'd give this salesman credit for at least understanding that they were different http://www.avsforum.com/ubb/wink.gif I don't know how many times I've been told that it's just a different labeling http://www.avsforum.com/ubb/frown.gif


Yes, the majority of DVD players that have component out (whether progressive or interlaced) will have the Y,Pb,Pr signals; whereas with the TV or projector it may have either one. There are converters available if you find you have a mismatch. RGB and Y** cables can be interchanged.


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