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componet video vs. s-video ?

simple question, which is better. I have one piece of equipment that has both for outputs and I want to use the better choice.

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Being that component's max resolution is 1080p and S-video's is 480i/p, component is better by far.
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Thanks! I guess I could have google searched it but you guys know your stuff!

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Being that component's max resolution is 1080p and S-video's is 480i/p, component is better by far.
I thought component's was 1080i and HDMI was 1080p
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I thought component's was 1080i and HDMI was 1080p
Nope, most TV's just don't have the capability of 1080p via component. My Sony and some of the other higher end TV's will allow 1080p via component. There's not really a huge market of 1080p via component, because most like the simplicity of HDMI.
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Nope, most TV's just don't have the capability of 1080p via component. My Sony and some of the other higher end TV's will allow 1080p via component. There's not really a huge market of 1080p via component, because most like the simplicity of HDMI.
Thanks, all of this new technology is confusing to keep up with, even for a technical person like me.
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I just want to get the most out of my existing regular dvd player. Do you think that i will notice a difference in picture going from the s video to a component cable with a regular dvd player? My TV is high def if that matters... I am sure you would not notice the difference on grandmas old 27" rca, but on a good set I wonder...

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inline, it'll make a small difference if it's not an upconverting DVD player, you'll also be able to carry the audio as well, where as you'd have to run a seperate audio connection for the s-video.
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inline, it'll make a small difference if it's not an upconverting DVD player, you'll also be able to carry the audio as well, where as you'd have to run a seperate audio connection for the s-video.
component video cables do not carry audio....? I have an optical cable carrying the audio right now.

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component video cables do not carry audio....? I have an optical cable carrying the audio right now.
Components do carry audio. I was saying that the s-video won't, but if you're using optical it becomes a moot point.
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Components do carry audio. I was saying that the s-video won't, but if you're using optical it becomes a moot point.

does someone want to clarify on this? I just googled it and it pointed to what I thought was right in that component video cables do not carry audio signals...

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does someone want to clarify on this? I just googled it and it pointed to what I thought was right in that component video cables do not carry audio signals...
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Component_video

According to wikipedia, they don't carry audio:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Component_video

That is the advantage of HDMI over component+audio.
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Yeah, I was just assuming you had the RGB (Components that had the mended audio together, like most do). The RGB alone will NOT carry audio, I thought that would of been pretty obvious that the 3 alone would not carry audio, sorry for not clarifying.

Something like this: http://images.secure2u.com/318/Proc/Full/1586182.jpg

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Yeah, I was just assuming you had the RGB (Components that had the mended audio together, like most do). The RGB alone will NOT carry audio, I thought that would of been pretty obvious that the 3 alone would not carry audio, sorry for not clarifying.

Something like this: http://images.secure2u.com/318/Proc/Full/1586182.jpg
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so which is better...coaxial cable tv wire with the tv tuned to channel 3 or HDMI

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does someone want to clarify on this? I just googled it and it pointed to what I thought was right in that component video cables do not carry audio signals...

Well....you answered your question right there..."component VIDEO cables do not carry audio signals". I've never had a pair of component cables that didn't have the left/right audio attached to them, so I didn't even think of that.
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Whatever dude. You got schooled.
You'll notice that I said "components DO carry audio", which IS right...however, I didn't address the component VIDEO cable question he had, so I pretty much got schooled by lack of reading comprehension.
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Well....you answered your question right there..."component VIDEO cables do not carry audio signals". I've never had a pair of component cables that didn't have the left/right audio attached to them, so I didn't even think of that.

I've never owned a set of component cables that did have the audio RCAs attached, except for the cable I bought for my PS2, but even then I just use optical instead. I've seen them, but didn't figure they were the norm. Why go component video and still have old school audio?
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I've never owned a set of component cables that did have the audio RCAs attached, except for the cable I bought for my PS2, but even then I just use optical instead. I've seen them, but didn't figure they were the norm. Why go component video and still have old school audio?
No reason, other than the convenience and the fact of the better picture. However being that he said he was using optical, it's a moot point.
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To clarify, s-video only does 480i and as far as the components passing 1080p, they probably could if anything actually out sourced something in 1080p (everything that puts out 1080p ie... upconvert dvd players, blu-ray, hd-dvd, ps3, xbox 360 all source 1080p through HDMI only). Your tv accepting 1080p through component is probably just upconversion from something sourced through component.




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my dvd player is not HD but I am plugging it in to my receiver that upconverts to a HD format and has an HDMI out to my TV. I just want to get the best signal I can to the receiver so it can do its thing.

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my dvd player is not HD but I am plugging it in to my receiver that upconverts to a HD format and has an HDMI out to my TV. I just want to get the best signal I can to the receiver so it can do its thing.
are you sure its going to upconvert? Thats something the DVD player normally does. HDMI can pass lower quality signals (720p 1080i) even though its designed to do 1080p

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To clarify, s-video only does 480i and as far as the components passing 1080p, they probably could if anything actually out sourced something in 1080p (everything that puts out 1080p ie... upconvert dvd players, blu-ray, hd-dvd, ps3, xbox 360 all source 1080p through HDMI only). Your tv accepting 1080p through component is probably just upconversion from something sourced through component.
Xbox 360 will outsource 1080p via component. Some of the HD-DVD players will too and there are a few others that will that I can't think of off the top of my head. The main thing is most TV's WON'T accept 1080p through component.
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my receiver says that it will upconvert video signals to 720P and just lets anything higher (1080 I & P) pass straight through.

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That's good, use HDMI where you can for the ease of wiring. Use components for a better pic than S-VIDEO and since you're using seperate audio sources (optical) you should be set.
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