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world o' stuff [Aug. 31st, 2006|09:21 pm]
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As djedi mentioned, our stuff is here! I'm sitting in a chair now, which is very exciting!

Anyway, I took some time while the movers were hauling in our stuff to put up pictures from our move.

We bought an S-Video cable today. On the package, it says

For hook-up of a DVD player with an S-Video connection; carries video signal over two discreet paths

So, the misspelling of "discrete" is pretty funny in and of itself. But what does it mean, even without the misspelling? "Discrete" is the opposite of "continuous" (right?), so...what? It carries a signal over one path...anyway, I'm confused.
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[User Picture]From: gregstoll
2006-09-01 05:37 pm (UTC)
Ah, I see! Although I think "separate" would work better, but at least that makes some sort of sense...
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[User Picture]From: wildrice13
2006-09-01 06:30 pm (UTC)
The best thing is to maintain a digital signal all the way through by using Y/Cr/Cb composite cables, but it's fairly likely that either your DVD player or TV (or both) don't have such ports available. Especially since your TV is probably not HD ready; there'd be no reason for it to have such connections.
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[User Picture]From: gregstoll
2006-09-01 09:10 pm (UTC)
Actually, the DVD player is hooked up to the TV with composite cables; this was for connecting the TiVo to the TV.
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[User Picture]From: wildrice13
2006-09-01 09:20 pm (UTC)
Ah, that makes sense :)
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[User Picture]From: destroyerj
2006-09-01 06:33 pm (UTC)
The first definition of "discrete" in the several dictionaries pretty much synonymizes the word to "separate" so I think they're ok there. Comes from the latin "to separate" too :).
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[User Picture]From: gregstoll
2006-09-01 09:10 pm (UTC)
Pah! Yeah, OK, I give :-)
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