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TVs as monitors

On Sat, 2004-04-10 at 21:27, Mark J. Dulcey wrote:
> dsr at wrote:
> > On Sat, Apr 10, 2004 at 05:05:40PM -0400, Bill Horne wrote:
> > 
> >>I think the S-video inputs are capable of much higher resolutions than
> >>NTSC (known in the trade as "Never Twice the Same Color"). The first
> >>step is to visit your local video store and talk about capabilities with
> >>the eager salesmen: if it can be done, they'll want to sell it to you.
> > 
> > 
> > Nope, sorry. All S-Video does is send the same NTSC signal with the
> > chrominance and luminance signals on different wires, giving better
> > crosstalk rejection, but no improvement in resolution.
> If you are feeding video from a non-composite source (S-VHS VCR, 8mm or 
> digital camcorder, DVD player, satellite or digital cable set-top box, 
> or computer) into a TV set, an S-Video connection will usually give you 
> a visibly better result. Component video will usually be better still, 
> as it eliminates the bandwidth limits of the encoded chroma signal.
> None of these things are a substitute for a real high-resolution signal 
> from a computer, HDTV set-top box, D-VHS VCR. high-resolution camcorder, 
> or upcoming HD DVD. Any of those will be dramatically better than 
> anything you can feed through an S-video connection.

OK, I obviously wasn't writing clearly. 

I meant to convey the message that _FOR AN HDTV-CAPABLE TV_, NTSC would
limit the bandwidth and that any "tuner" or other NTSC feed should be
bypassed to get full native resolution.

If the set doesn't have enough pixels, the feed won't matter. 


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