[geeks] Recommendations or warnings for a new DVD player
Joshua D Boyd
geeks at sunhelp.org
Tue Nov 27 13:31:36 CST 2001
On Tue, Nov 27, 2001 at 07:03:42AM -0800, Fogg, James wrote:
> Actually, composite video has several flavors. North American standard NTSC
> sucks the most, but PAL (european) is an improvement. SECAM (more european
> in consumer goods, but used in North America for broadcast video) is
> actually pretty damn good. My JVC TV will take PAL composite, and my
> sattelite box will deliver PAL composite. Until I bothered to get the
> S-video cables I used that, and I didn't see much difference between PAL and
See, ever since getting S-Video for my DVD player, I've been wanting to buy an
S-Video switch box so that I can also use S-Video from my playstation. One of
these days, I'm also going to add a digital audio out to the playstation
(from schematics, it looks easy), which should clean up the audio signal (all
Playstations I've used have something of a low frequency, possibly 60hz, hum).
> From what I can detect, my first choice would be S-video, which I *believe*
> breaks out R/G/B/sync. S-video is very well supported now on US consumer
> goods. My second choice would be R/G/B/corona, only because its not well
> supported and from A/B comparisons that I have done, it doesn't improve
> anything when displayed on a high end consumer TV (flame extinguisher note,
> this is a personal observation, mileage may vary).
SVideo does not break out the R/G/B/sync. It breaks out the Y/C. Y is R+G+B,
and C is some how derived from Cr (Y-R) and Cb (Y-B).
corona? Don't think I've come across that yet.
Joshua D. Boyd
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