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I realize the question of playing DVD's through component versus s-video has been discussed before generally, but I'm interested specifically in experience on the Panny 6UY.


Switching back and forth on a still image between component and s-video, it appeared that s-video was just SLIGHTLY sharper that component while component in turn was just SLIGHTLY more movie like. On the other hand, component was just SLIGHTLY brighter than s-video. I didn't perceive any difference between the two in terms of tint or saturation.


I'm curious what other 6UY owners have experienced, and whether they're using component or s-video for DVD's. Also I'm curious if it makes a difference what DVD player. I'm using a Panny RP91.
 

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The model DVD player will make a difference if you are comparing progressive mode on component with interlaced on s-video, since the de-interlacer in the DVD player is used for the former and the TV's is used for the latter. The type of cable you use for both will have an effect too - you might have a higher quality s-video cable compared to the component video cable. The brightness may vary because some DVD player's set the black level higher or lower for different outputs/formats - many players in the setup menu allow you to select the black level to brighter or darker, one setting will allow for more detail to be seen in the lower dark gray shades. In general, if you have a DVD player with an excellent de-interlacer for both video and film-based titles, progressive mode is superior. Players with the Faroudja or Silicon Image de-interlacer would definitely be better in progressive mode instead of interlaced mode where the display's inferior de-interlacer would be used. The RP91 however uses an older Genesis de-interlacer which is fine for film-mode DVDs, but with some DVD titles it will not work as well like for video-mode or incorrect flag-encoded titles - you may see some combing at some points or a softer image on such titles comapared to a Faroudja de-interlacer model. You could switch to interlaced mode for such titles and see if its any better in those cases.
 

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Would you therefore conclude that with my setup (Panny 6UY and Panny DVD RP91) it would be best to use s-video and let the Panny 6UY handle the deinterlacing?


Also, is it correct that my DVD player doesn't deinterlace unless I have the progressive mode button pushed in?
 

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Yes, since de-interlacing is the process of conversion from interlaced to progressive. So with progressive off, the display is doing the de-interlacing. You would have to compare the two modes yourself with DVDs that are particularly tough to de-interlace like TV episode boxsets to see which has the better de-interlacer. I would guess they will be about the same since where you will see the most improvement is with a DVD player using the Faroudja or Silicon Image chipsets, like the Denon DVD-1600 or Panasonic RP82,XP30,XP50 models.
 
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