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Does Tata Sky have s-video out?

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    Hi... so finally made up my mind for tata sky .

    Please tell me whether the new stb has s-video out on it or not?
    I plan to use it on my tv tuner as well and don't want to connect with the composite as it sucks...i've been spoilt by the component on the telly.

    I know it does have component out but my card doesn't :P...which leads me to another thing, the converters that are available to convert component to svideo, how effective are they, anybody using it here?; that is in the case if tata sky doesn't have svideo out.

    Thanks!!

    EDIT: Just checked there are no component to 4 pin svideo, just to 7 pin svideo..which isn't supported by the card.

    this is available though http://cgi.ebay.in/4-PIN-S-VIDEO-MAL...item3a5b46ab66
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    I will not advise for a component-out to s-video converter (even if available somehow).

    Better use composite. In any case, the difference between composite and s-video is not that perceptible to the average person.
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    @j4k so is s-video out unavailable?? ya i've thought it over and m not gonna use those converters.. they'l probably end up ruining the picture or making no difference at all.

    But the difference between composite and component is really noticeable on the tv mainly on the edges in the picture... i haven't seen s-video though.
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    As you said, component to s-video converters are not available.

    There is a whole 9-yards difference between composite/s-video and component.

    1. Composite/s-video is 480i or 480p only (NTSC) or 576i/576p (PAL). The difference between composite and s-video is miniscule to the normal eye. At least, I cannot make it out.
    2. Component provides resoutions from 480i/p, 576i/p, 720i/p and 1080i.

    Note that connecting component out to normal CRT TV will not make any difference as it will output 480i/p or 576i/p only. Only when you have HD-Ready or Full-HD LCD (TV or monitor) that it will show what it is capable of.
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    Ya j4k i'm familiar with the resolution aspect but what is noticeable at SD resolutions is the lack of any color bleeding with component (and maybe s-video?).

    but u dint answer me if s-video is unavailable even with the newer stb??
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    S-Video is a standard on the bane. It does not offer any advantage today. If at all available, it is meant for some backward compatibility.

    In India, S-video was never a standard. We skipped that part.

    Providing any connector costs money. To cut down costs, manufacturers and sellers will eliminate any component/feature that does not offer any significant value. So most of the STBs sold in India will be devoid of the S-video out.
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    alright j4k guess i'l have to settle for composite then... just got to know sky + has all the outs http://www.tech2buzz.com/images/tata_sky_plus_5.jpg proves your point.
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