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I guess I'll find this out, but I was wondering what others thought.


I have an HDTV set with one component input (an RCA F38310 -- the directv/OTA ATSC tuner is internal). I have have three component video sources so I use a JVC SX-J111 three-input component video switch to use my progressive DVD player, high defnition digital cable box, and interlaced region 2/pal-ntsc DVD player. I'm getting an X-box, so the plan is to replace the interlaced DVD player with the X-box, and use s-video from the player to the TV.


Will I really notice a difference when I make the switch?



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I believe there is a difference. I think that it noticable and worthwhile in many cases. You should get at least slightly improved color bandwidth. I lived with s-video only on a 27" TV with component ins for a year and a half before upgrading, I can see the difference pretty clearly but I don't regret waiting to upgrade the player.


The difference should be more apparent on larger sets.
 

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Obviously, these things are TV and DVD player dependant, but generally speaking, I've found it *very* difficult to tell the difference between component and S-Video on A GIVEN PLAYER. For example, the previous poster thought he saw an improvement but he had upgraded his DVD player; without knowing the details, he made have made a substantial upgrade. I was unable to tell the difference between the two on Sony 7000/7700 players, which were top quality at the time (and still is with a Cinematrix upgrade--but that's another story). The comparison was done on an HDTV (not just an "old" analog TV).
 

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I saw quite a difference on my moms 48" Sony when going from SVHS to component, my DVD player is a Philips 712
 

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I was unable to tell the difference between the two on Sony 7000/7700 players, which were top quality at the time (and still is with a Cinematrix upgrade--but that's another story). The comparison was done on an HDTV (not just an "old" analog TV).
The Sony DVP-S7000 can simultaneously output on component and s-video. I think that if you use the dual-screen feature on any 36" Sony xbr-400 or xbr-450 set, you will instantly see the difference. I was playing around with the Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back dvd on various players and tv's and noted that the colors are more neutral (and correct) to my eyes on component vs. s-video. The trouble with s-video is that while it may get the Y correct, it still has trouble with the C (chroma). Component video does not have this muxing problem with chroma, because the three signals it produces (Y-Pb-Pr) are sufficient to re-construct the rgb color without degradation.


Of course this is a moot point with progressive players, because there is no way in heck that s-video is capable of 480p, whereas component video is.
 

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Obviously, these things are TV and DVD player dependant, but generally speaking, I've found it *very* difficult to tell the difference between component and S-Video on A GIVEN PLAYER. For example, the previous poster thought he saw an improvement but he had upgraded his DVD player; without knowing the details, he made have made a substantial upgrade.
You do have a point, I'm not certain I have tested both the S and Component connections on the same machine yet.


Chroma is half the resolution as luminence in MPEG-2 systems, so the difference might not be quite so noticable, _assuming_ correct s-vid encoding and decoding.
 

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As I recall, S-vid is limited to 125 color lines of resolution (1/4 of luminence). This is about the same as DV camcorders and much better that VHS/SVHS or 8mm/Hi8.


If the NTSC engineers are right, however, your eyes will have difficulty resolving finer details in color as opposed to brightness.
 

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The difference between S-video and component quality can be significant. I referenced an article outlining the differences in my 8/30/01 post (second in thead). -- John
 

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Hi,


One of the things that struck me, is the increased visible image area running progressive component.

I gain 15 cm of extra image at the same screen width and height.


And of course, the supperior picture quality.


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If anyone of you clicked on either of my movie pages, I did those through using S-Video with www.bettercables.com Silver Serpent S-Video cables.



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