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IMPORTANCE OF S VIDEO FOR A LCD/LED TV

by narendramdesai / March 18, 2010 2:23 AM PDT

I HAVE RECENTLY PURCHASED 42LGLH90QR FULL LED-LCD TV. I AM VERY MUCH SATISFIES WITHS ITS PERFORMANCE,UNTIL A FRIEND OF MINE SAID THAT IT DOESNT HAVE A S VIDEO INPUT. NOW I AM VERY MUCH AFRAID THAT DID I CREATE BLUNDER BY BUYING THIS TV? WHAT IS THE IMPORTANCE OF S VIDEO? IS S VIDEO SIGNAL THE BEST OF ALL CONNECTIONS(HDMI/USB/ ETC) HOW WOULD I MISS S VIDEO?

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Not to worry...
by northernexposure / March 19, 2010 1:27 AM PDT

S Video is outdated. Technology changes quickly and your friend would be right had you purchased your TV 10 years ago. But HDMI is now the norm. So enjoy your TV and tell your friend to do his research!

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Thank you
by narendramdesai / March 25, 2010 1:06 AM PDT
In reply to: Not to worry...

Thank you for the prompt reply

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S-video not important
by anspn / March 25, 2010 12:56 AM PDT

I also used to think s-video provided high-quality resolution, but actually it offers only standard def, much like composite cables (red, yellow, white). For hi-def, you can use either HDMI or component (red, green, blue) cables. My one DVD player had component but not HDMI output, so it was nice to know that I could hook it up to my HDTV and still get a decent picture.

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