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I am trying to explain to a friend the technical reason why a component connection via component cables is superior to composite or S-video?


He thinks bc both component and composite have 3 cables the signal should be the same. Can someone point me to some data or give me a simple explanation? Thanks


I think one reason might be that in composite the video is carried over 2 channels and the third is audio whereas in component all three channels carry the video.


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Composite video contains 75% of the original black and white information and 10% of the original color information.


S-video contains 80% of the original black and white, and 40% of color information.


Component video contains 100% of black and white, and color.


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the biggest reason is that the video information on DVD is stored with chrominance and luminance separated just like component video. There is less processing of this information. The other formats have to process the information and then send it down the wire to be separated again at the other end.
 
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