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LD players and S-Video

Old 07-12-02, 09:15 PM
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LD players and S-Video

Let's say I have an LD player with a comb filter, such as a CLD-D703. If my T.V. has a new digital comb filter, would it be better for me to use composite cables rather than the S-Video?
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Old 07-12-02, 10:33 PM
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Comb filters vary widely from TV to TV so you just have to try both and decide for yourself.
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Old 07-13-02, 10:10 AM
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It sounds like you're aware of this, but the rule of thumb with LD players is that if your TV has the better comb filter, use composite. If the LD player has the better comb filter, use S-video. There are very few LD players that have comb filters better than those in modern televisions.

The CLD-D703 was once a top-of-the-line player and does have a pretty good comb filter. However, it is only a 3-line filter. If your TV has a 3D comb filter, that is probably better. You might as well try it out both ways and see which you prefer.

The only LD players with 3D comb filters were the CLD-99 (in America) or the LD-S9 and HLD-X9 (in Japan). The two Japanese players have a more sophisticated filter than the CLD-99, and are the only ones I would say are likely to perform best by S-video.
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