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Old June 3rd, 2004, 12:46 AM   #1
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is S-Video transfers better than regular RCA cables?

i have a tape that has been dubbed using regular RCA cables. i plan to digitize the tape onto DVD, will hooking your VCR's S-Video output make the image better?
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Old June 3rd, 2004, 03:51 AM   #2
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Hi Yi Fong Yu,

Being that you originally recorded via RCA and you wish to output via s-video It should make it slightly better, but you will probably not notice any differences, unless you look under a microscope.

Reason being that rather than sending the signal down the RCA, which is a mixed signal, you'll be splitting it off in to luminance and chroma (Y/C), which should give a slightly better picture.

So, the quick answer is; the DVD quality should not be any worse than your dubbed VHS.

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Old June 3rd, 2004, 06:21 AM   #3
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I want to add that if you can go s-video then do it with s-video.
This will let a lot less external influences work on the signal. In
your case it will probably don't matter much, but go with the best
connection you have!
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Old June 3rd, 2004, 04:03 PM   #5
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Sometimes the circuits for the RCA connectors are a lot worse than the S-Video ones.
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