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Topic: Is a VGA input be better than S-video
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There are a few converters than can take comp inputs to VGA. Would it be better than just using a s-video? Also how would the projector diplay the ps3 using a HDMI to DVI cable?

PS- the projector does not display HD singnals but has a Display Resolution: XGA (1024 x 768)
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VGA will carry whatever resolution is being pumped out by the source while svideo has the same bandwidth as composite (crap). I don't know much about svideo but I know this: I've used VGA, Composite, and svideo and svideo and composite look like utter garbage 99% of the time.

svideo vs composite:

"it (svideo) reduces things like color bleeding and dot crawl and greatly increases the general clarity and sharpness of the picture"

If you have both, I recommend trying both and finding out for yourself.
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Quote (Jaz97 on Feb 21, 2007 10:04 PM):
PS- the projector does not display HD signals but has a Display Resolution: XGA (1024 x 768)

Although your projector is not HD compatible (meaning it can take a 720p or 1080i signal and scale it down to your projector's native resolution) you can tackle this shortcoming by feeding the projector a signal that has been scaled up to 1024 x 768 pixels.

One device to consider is the Helios H4000 DVD player ($169) that can up-convert via VGA output and can match your projector's native resolution of 1024 x 768. This is certainly a better option that using either S-video or composite.

If you have a HTPC you try the same thing by using either the computer's video card drivers and software or something like the PowerStrip software.
My first front projector - a Kloss Novabeam 100 (1986).