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Old 01-28-09, 07:45 PM
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Quick Question re: HDMI vs. Component

I just wanted a couple of quick opinions. I finally bought an HDTV, a 46 inch Sony Bravia. Anyways, I was curious how advantageous it is to hook my 360 up by HDMI versus the regular component cables. Sorry if this had already been discussed, I couldn't find anything really.
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Re: Quick Question re: HDMI vs. Component

Component will use 5 cables, 3 video & 2 audio...HDMI uses 1 for video & audio, less mess.
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Re: Quick Question re: HDMI vs. Component

I really like the less mess, is the picture or sound that much better?
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Re: Quick Question re: HDMI vs. Component

Originally Posted by FloPoErich View Post
I really like the less mess, is the picture or sound that much better?
Yes. HDMI is better.
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Re: Quick Question re: HDMI vs. Component

Originally Posted by chase3001 View Post
Yes. HDMI is better.
Debatable...

HDMI Benefit: One Cable + upconverts DVDs to HD
Component Benefit: Can also run digital optical out hassle free*

*To run digital optical w/ HDMI you either need a special cable (comes w/ Elite) or you need to modify an existing component cable
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Re: Quick Question re: HDMI vs. Component

Originally Posted by hail2dking View Post
Debatable...

HDMI Benefit: One Cable + upconverts DVDs to HD
Component Benefit: Can also run digital optical out hassle free*

*To run digital optical w/ HDMI you either need a special cable (comes w/ Elite) or you need to modify an existing component cable
What is digital optical?
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Re: Quick Question re: HDMI vs. Component

Also, I don't think you can get 1080p output with component on the 360, but I'm not sure about that.
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Re: Quick Question re: HDMI vs. Component

Originally Posted by FloPoErich View Post
What is digital optical?
Its a digital audio cable that uses an optical light(laser) to pass the digital signal.
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Re: Quick Question re: HDMI vs. Component

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Also, I don't think you can get 1080p output with component on the 360, but I'm not sure about that.
Correct Component won't do 1080P.
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Re: Quick Question re: HDMI vs. Component

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Correct Component won't do 1080P.
That's strange because I have my 360 at the 1080p setting outputting it with component and my Infocus 4805 projector reads the incoming signal as 1080p and it goes through just fine. Now, granted, I don't "get" that resolution because the projector isn't hi-def, but the picture isn't distorted nor does it go blank.

My friend, on the other hand, DOES have a hi-def projector (not sure what the model is but it's not 1080p) and when I hooked up my xbox to his projector WITH the HDMI on my settings the screen went blank and I had to put the Xbox output to 1080i for it to work.
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Re: Quick Question re: HDMI vs. Component

Originally Posted by Drexl View Post
Also, I don't think you can get 1080p output with component on the 360, but I'm not sure about that.
You can.
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Re: Quick Question re: HDMI vs. Component

Originally Posted by Larry C. View Post
Correct Component won't do 1080P.
Component will.
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Re: Quick Question re: HDMI vs. Component

Originally Posted by The Bus View Post
Component will.
The Bus is absolutely right - The Xbox 360 will do 1080p with component cables.
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Re: Quick Question re: HDMI vs. Component

Originally Posted by Larry C. View Post
Correct Component won't do 1080P.
Did anyone mention you're wrong? The 360 can output 1080P, but a lot of televisions won't accept it. Like my Panasonic plasma will only accept 1080i over component.
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Re: Quick Question re: HDMI vs. Component

I don't know what the difference was, but HDMI looks twice as good and clear as components on my Bravia.
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Re: Quick Question re: HDMI vs. Component

My experience is that DVI (HDMI) and even VGA look better than Component. Only have the one Samsung plasma to compare on though.
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Re: Quick Question re: HDMI vs. Component

Originally Posted by The Bus View Post
Component will.
Well fuck me sideways. Learned something new. But are you sure the component cables are sending out true 1080P or just upconverting?
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Re: Quick Question re: HDMI vs. Component

Originally Posted by The Bus View Post
Component will.
Thats good to know. I thought it could only do 720p, which was annoying me since I need my component cable to use my 5.1 at the same time seen as I don't have an adapter for the HDMI+Optical cable

Thanks Bus

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