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Component Input question for Non HD TV

Old 11-14-02, 06:02 PM
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Component Input question for Non HD TV

I have just purchased an Xbox and need to know some info on a component input on a Non HD TV.

I currently have a Mistsubishi RPTV (50607?) and it has one component input. I currently have my Toshiba 2109 DVD player hooked up to that input. Just wanted to know if the Xbox would show a better picture with the component input vs S-Video. Also, if you hook up the DVD player, Xbox, etc to just S-video what resolution will show (480p?) Since I don't have a HD set, would I just be better off using S-Video for all devices so my receiver can swich the A/V connections? I had heard that the S-video ports on this TV go through a internal scaler and the component video input does not.

Also, if I happen to have a HD Dish receiver, and I hook this device up to the component input, obviously I won't get High-Def picture, but what would the resolution be for this (480p).

I appreciate any input you can offer on my question.
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Old 11-14-02, 09:53 PM
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Switching the video from your receiver can be a conveniece but usually degrades the signal somewhat unless you have a really good receiver and cables. Also even if the tv can't accept a progressive signal the componant cables will still give a cleaner signal to your set and provide a better picture. Now if your set has an internal scaler that sometimes means it can do progressive so double check that since I've never heard of one that works on Svideo.
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