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S-video, DVI, composite, analogue....

Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by Participant, 18 Jun 2006.

  1. Participant

    Caporegime

    Joined: 13 May 2003

    Posts: 31,963

    Location: Warwickshire

    What's the highest quality video connector out of that lot? I'm referring to two main situations:

    - Connecting video card to TFT
    - Connecting Sky box to HDTV

    There are so many video connection options and just wondering whether I need to be looking for TFTs that will connect by s-video or comp as opposed to DVI?

    Also am I right in saying that component = composite and requires three cables- red, green and blue?
     
  2. Werewolf

    Commissario

    Joined: 17 Oct 2002

    Posts: 29,381

    Location: Panting like a fiend

    Componant = best TV connector, 3 seperate cables for different parts of the signal
    RGB = Second best, and the best one you're likely to find in normal use (Sky supports it, but not Componant).
    Composite = very basic, the worst of the bunch.


    For connecting a videocard to a TFT a digital signal delivered by DVI or HDMI is best (it avoids it having to go digital - analogue- digital).

    For Sky to HDTV RGB is the best you'll normally get, unless you have one of the HD Sky boxes which I think support componant and HDMI (HDMI would be best, but for that application it wouldn't make much difference at the moment if you used componant).
     
  3. Participant

    Caporegime

    Joined: 13 May 2003

    Posts: 31,963

    Location: Warwickshire

    Very useful, thanks for the info :)