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Please fill me in on HDMI.

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#21 OFFLINE   Steve

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Posted 22 July 2010 - 02:06 PM

That's true but when you've got a 50 foot component cable the difference is very noticeable and distracting. Xbox 360 also has tiny bit of ghosting when set to 1080p on my 50" plasma but 720p looks okay but HDMI eliminates the problem altogether.

Don't own an X-box, but are you saying that both your Xbox and display support 1080p over component? I thought 1080i was the max for component. :scratchin
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#22 OFFLINE   Scott Kocourek

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Posted 22 July 2010 - 02:10 PM

Don't own an X-box, but are you saying that both your Xbox and display support 1080p over component? I thought 1080i was the max for component. :scratchin


Steve, I don't know about the X-box but I do believe my Sony tv will do 1080p over component. I'll check to book when I get home.

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#23 OFFLINE   Steve

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Posted 22 July 2010 - 02:27 PM

Steve, I don't know about the X-box but I do believe my Sony tv will do 1080p over component. I'll check to book when I get home.

I just did a little Googling, and it looks like while Blu-ray players don't allow 1080p over component, the X-box does. So it's possible displays can handle it and it's the box with the source content that determines if it's "legal" to send it out over component.

Now I wonder what happens if you put a 1080p BD in an x-box? :scratchin
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Posted 22 July 2010 - 02:32 PM

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#25 OFFLINE   Scott Kocourek

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Posted 22 July 2010 - 02:53 PM

I just did a little Googling, and it looks like while Blu-ray players don't allow 1080p over component, the X-box does. So it's possible displays can handle it and it's the box with the source content that determines if it's "legal" to send it out over component.

Now I wonder what happens if you put a 1080p BD in an x-box? :scratchin


I would guess that 1080p over component would be good for the 1080p home video cameras. I don't think the copy protection would allow the BD to play on the X-box over component.

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Posted 23 July 2010 - 08:08 PM

It explodes into a rain of kittens and bunnies.

Stu, that is by far my favorite post ever by a mod.

...when you've got a 50 foot component cable the difference is very noticeable and distracting...

You are correct, but how well component and HDMI do comparatively on distances over, say, 10 meters is a completely different issue; especially since neither protocol was designed (at least originally) to ever do that. In conventional usage, the arguments here don't apply.

I think I would opt for HDMI (which might even need an active repeater) for a long pull, exactly because of the potentials for problems with component that you describe. Component at long distances can suffer from time smear (which unregisters the color similar to a CRT with poor convergence) and reflection (which implies the need for high-quality for such cables, which may not have that problem).

There is also uneven rolloff of the signal, but that can be mostly fixed by increasing the chroma, sharpness, and brightness just slightly at the display.
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