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Old 02-09-2007, 06:27 PM
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How much of a difference is there is picture quality when watching a HD-DVD movie in 720p using component video vs watching the same one in 720p using an HDMI output? Is there any or do you need to be watching in 1080p to make good use out of HDMI? Thanks.
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Old 02-09-2007, 08:30 PM
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How much of a difference is there is picture quality when watching a HD-DVD movie in 720p using component video vs watching the same one in 720p using an HDMI output? Is there any or do you need to be watching in 1080p to make good use out of HDMI? Thanks.
It depends on the TV, but in my experience it is pretty minor.
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Old 02-09-2007, 08:41 PM
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I find 1080i is better then 720p for movies.
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Old 02-10-2007, 11:43 AM
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Yeah it all depends on your HDTV set & viewing distance. Sometimes it's hard to diffretiate btw 720p & 1080i tho in general 720p is more suitable for fast & action scenes.

Previously I had tried 720p component vs 720p HDMI on my 42" 3LCD display. I agree with blurry. It's very minor & most of the time both appear alike
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I have to run long cables to the back of the room, from my experience hdmi is superior in sharpness and color saturation by a lot.

i just get a much sharper image. I have to run about 25 feet of cabling, so in shorter lengths not sure. I also noticed a slight jump in clarity when I tried fight night 3 on the ps3 via hdmi versus fight night 3 via vga cable on the 360.
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Old 02-15-2007, 12:56 PM
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The tv does in fact make a difference but also think about this. Your box is in fact a digital box, and your tv is a digtial tv, does it really make that much sense using analog cables in between those two? I for one see differences between the two on many tvs. Although some people just dont look to see the difference but I do. So in my opinion, even with crappy tvs or even good tvs, the best picture is from HDMI which gives uncompressed (component obviously compresses the pic) and all digital picture.
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