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#1 of 10 Bob_Lawrance

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Posted June 27 2007 - 04:38 AM

Hey Guys

Do I lose anything using compenent video over HDMI?

Thanks in advance.

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#2 of 10 Dave H

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Posted June 27 2007 - 05:47 AM

It really depends how both are implemented on your display (and video source for that matter). If you have a CRT, component may be a bit better. On a digital display, more likely HDMI.

#3 of 10 Bob_Lawrance

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Posted June 27 2007 - 09:14 AM

I have a DLP TV, and is it ok to use Component for HD sources, is there much loss in signal compared to HDMI?

#4 of 10 David Norman

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Posted June 27 2007 - 12:30 PM

Main thing you lose in almost all cases is the ability to upconvert SD DVD's.

HDMI also gives you advanced audio options that the RCA audio or digital audio may lack though if you have 5.1/7.1 analog outs it can offset that issue

In most other cases of which looks better HDMI or Component, I have found little way to predict other than trial and error. The Rule of Thum of HDMI looks better on Digital sets and Component is better on CRT is a very spotty from what I've seen.
 

 


#5 of 10 Kevin C Brown

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Posted June 27 2007 - 06:32 PM

Like Dave H said, it comes down to how HDMI is implemented in the player and display. Theoretically, HDMI will give you a better picture because you avoid the digital-to-analog and back again conversions with component. See if you can find reviews of the player and display where they comment on HDMI vs component video quality. For example, Secrets always tests this for DVD players.
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#6 of 10 Roger_C

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Posted June 28 2007 - 01:39 AM

I've got an older Mits 65809. Can I go HD (probably Blu-Ray PS3) with just component? I don't have HDMI inputs.

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Posted June 28 2007 - 03:03 AM

I've got the old Mits46807(which only supports 1080i, not p) and I do HD w/ components.

#8 of 10 Bob_Lawrance

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Posted July 03 2007 - 08:29 AM

Thanks guys for the information, so it seems almost a personal choice plus a trail and error approach.

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Posted July 03 2007 - 11:55 AM

I also can not run hdmi. Tv and receiver both do not have it. I am going to run a hmdi->dvi from my player to the tv. How does this rate vs. hmdi or component?

#10 of 10 Kevin C Brown

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Posted July 03 2007 - 12:19 PM

DVI is pretty much just the video portion of HDMI. Theoretically similar, should be better than component, depending on implementation. Be aware that some players' HDMI output doesn't get converted to DVI properly though:

http://www.hometheat....s-11-2004.html

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If however, you have an HDMI source and a DVI display, the below-black video information may be lost in the translation.

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