Re: HD & HDMI Too many wires-- so little patience
- From: "Bob D." <bobmgtd@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Sat, 3 Feb 2007 13:08:59 -0500
I had lip-sync problems with my cable box hooked up via HDMI, so I went to
component. Picture quality looked the same. (But, I agree that HDMI should
theoretically look better.)
"Jeff Shoaf" <jeffshoaf@xxxxxxxxxx> wrote in message
dmaster ~You can't generalize that. There's a lot of hardware and software (or
One thing to watch for, I've noticed that some will say they clearly
see the difference between the HDMI and component connections.
When all is said and one, and someone has the option of going ALL
component 'or' ALL HDMI, which one wins (pic quality)?
firmware) involved in converting digital to component and/or component
back to digital (for digital type displays) - and then theres scalers and
de-interlacers and all that other stuff. If the source device has better
converters than the display device and the display is an analog device,
then component is probably better assuming there's no scaling and/or
de-interlacing. But then, if the display may have better
converters/scalers/de-interlacers, etc., in which case HDMI would probably
be better - even if the display device is analog.
The only way to be sure is to try it both ways (and all combinations,
especially if both devices have scalers and/or de-interlacers). You really
need two of each device so that you can do side by side comparisons, but
most of us don't have that luxury. If you do try all combinations and
settings, chances are you'll either see a big difference with one
configuration, or you'll be hard pressed to see any difference.
If you _really_ have to make a generalization or just need a general
guideline, let the device with the newest technology do most of the work -
if your display is newer technology, use HDMI, but if your source device
is newer technology, use component. Which means that you'll end up with a
mixture of HDMI and component after a few equipment upgrades. Of course,
you'll likely have to make some compromises since you may be limited by
the number of each type of connection is available on each device...