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Old 11-08-2007, 05:20 PM
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I am presently watching my HD-DVD movies via component on my 720p Samsung 32" LCD TV. The picture looks fine to me. Would there be any benefit for me to get a VGA cable? It is my understanding that since my TV is only 720p this will not make much difference. Thanks.
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A related question. I have my TV set to 720p for gaming. Do people change it to 1080i when they are viewing HD-DVD movies? Thanks.
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Old 11-08-2007, 06:34 PM
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For your TV, No . 1080i will look about same as 720p. And I would stay with the component cables.
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I am presently watching my HD-DVD movies via component on my 720p Samsung 32" LCD TV. The picture looks fine to me. Would there be any benefit for me to get a VGA cable? It is my understanding that since my TV is only 720p this will not make much difference. Thanks.
I purchased the VGA cable for my 50" Samsung DLP (720p native). Looking back I shouldn't have spent the money. I never could get the color adjusted right. It always looked washed-out and hot. So I switched back to component, and the difference was superb. My colors were back to beautiful. So, for a 720p naitive TV, stick with component. VGA won't benefit you. Its only useful if you have a 1080p TV, but who knows what it'll do to your colors...

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A related question. I have my TV set to 720p for gaming. Do people change it to 1080i when they are viewing HD-DVD movies? Thanks.
No. A rule of thumb to go by is to set all your equipment to output whatever your TVs naitive resolution is (more than likely it's 720p. If your TV doesn't do 1080p then it's probably downconverting a 1080i signal to 720p). You don't want your TV downconverting the signal for you even if it can. The less conversions, the better.
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Thanks for the info. It has been very helpful.
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