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I've also noticed that the differences between Composite and S-Video aren't really noticeable until you output to a TV larger than 27". After that, S-Video is clearly sharper.
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In order to record my game awile back, I had to use a VCR, as CPU's weren't quite good enough for FRAPS back then.

There was a very noticable difference in quality when I used the s-video over the composite connectors.
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Originally Posted by Rakukojin View Post
Actually that's common misconception for component video (YPbPr). The green (Y) is for luma which controls the brightness and contrast. The blue (Pb) is for blue minus luma while the red (Pr) is for red minus luma. The color green actually comes from information from blue, red, and luma.
Thanks for the clear up I'm still learning some of this.

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I've also noticed that the differences between Composite and S-Video aren't really noticeable until you output to a TV larger than 27". After that, S-Video is clearly sharper.
It's very noticeable on a LCD. TVs don't have the sharpness of LCDs, so I believe that.
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It's very noticeable on a LCD. TVs don't have the sharpness of LCDs, so I believe that.
I agree with that; it is doubtfull you would really care about the difference on a standard television. But if you got both plugs, may as well go with the s-video.
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S-Video will be better.

Component uses the same style of connectors as the composite (yellow), but has three plugs for video, one for each color, instead of the composite type that runs all three colors over one cable. S-Video also splits the video signal up.

For your SNES, component is not going to be an option. Go with the Composite (yellow).

RCA is the style of connector, not the type of input. The red and white plugs are for the sound, red is the right channel, white is the left channel.
ah, I beg to differ! The SNES, N64, and Gamecube all use the same connector for their AV cables, and the GCN has a component cable!

Just kidding, even though the cable will connect, you hav to buy it separately, and a console made in the 90's will not support progressive scan output
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Well, I'm buying a 37" LCD TV, so s-video then?
    
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RF adapter=composite< s=video< componet< DVI=HDMI(The video is the same)

common misconception is that HDMI has a better picture then DVI. The answer to that is no they are the same picture just different cables. DVI and HDMI are digital so 01's on one cable is the same as 01's on another cable. the only major difference is the size of the cable(connections) and HDMI supports sounds where DVI on has video.
    
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Well, I'm buying a 37" LCD TV, so s-video then?
With that, it would be worth going out and buying the s-video cable for sure.
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Well, I'm buying a 37" LCD TV, so s-video then?
Just to let you know, retro consoles will have slight lag when using an HDTV.
    
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yes component cables (red,green,blue) blow composite cables away!

i compared them with my ps2 on my lcd and component cables just have a much clearer picture and way more colors than composite
    
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