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Smaller tv's and no component out?

01-04-2005, 11:59 PM
I was just curious on why televisions 24" and lower don't have component inputs so you could hook up a dvd player via component cables? Is there a reason the manufacturers leave out component on smaller televisions? I thought that maybe at that size composite would look just as good as the component, I don't know

01-05-2005, 12:28 AM
At that size I doubt you could tell the difference between s-video and component, but who knows. Toshiba makes a 24" with component input and I'm sure there are others. It's also more cost efficient for both manufacturers and buyers for there to be no component on those size tv's I'd guess.

01-05-2005, 12:28 AM
I would suspect at that size there really is no benefit component would offer over S-video. The first real advantage of component video arrived with progressive scan dvd players, and consumer-level 24" TVs are only capable of interlaced scanning and will not accept or display progressive scan (because of the first reason). Cost vs. size vs. improvement would also be a factor.