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Component PQ?

Discussion in 'ViP211(411)/211K/222 Support Forum' started by smashr, Apr 19, 2006.

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  1. smashr

    smashr Cool Member

    Apr 19, 2006
    From what I have read it does appear that the 211 can output all HD channels via the component cables - but I have not really got a clear answer on how the picture quality compares.

    I am thinking of hooking up the 211 to a mythtv system and I wanted to ensure that I would not be looking at a great quality loss of 1080i via HDMI vs 1080i via component.

    Also, are there any plans to start using HDCP over HDMI on the 211?
  2. Mikey

    Mikey Hall Of Fame

    Oct 26, 2004
    I have both component and HDMI (using a DVI adapter) hooked up from the 211 to my 65" RP, and honestly, I can't see any difference in PQ between the two.

    But I have no idea if or when HDCP will be activated.
  3. rsprague

    rsprague Mentor

    Feb 26, 2006
    Same here,
    I can't tell a difference between Component and HDMI.
  4. harsh

    harsh Beware the Attack Basset

    Jun 14, 2003
    Salem, OR
    What MythTV supported devices accept high definition digital or analog input? Most of the supported HDTV devices seem to be ATSC tuners only.
  5. dishjim

    dishjim AllStar

    Oct 21, 2004
    On my Phillips plasma tv I cannot see the difference between the 2
  6. mkpolley

    mkpolley Legend

    Dec 7, 2003
    no difference here too,i use both
  7. smashr

    smashr Cool Member

    Apr 19, 2006
    awesome, thanks everyone
  8. saweetnesstrev

    saweetnesstrev Godfather

    Oct 8, 2005
    Big difference here with muh hdtv, HDMI much sharper image
  9. dkjohn

    dkjohn Cool Member

    Feb 22, 2006
    Not any difference at all for me.
  10. ashu

    ashu Mentor

    Mar 8, 2006
    FWIW, on my 811, and hooked to my 1080p LCD HDTV, I can definitely see a tiny bit more noise and way more softness when I hook it up via component, versus DVI (to the TV's HDMI input)

    I can confirm this is the case with my new HD DVR Cable Box as well - 1080i over component is noticeably inferior to 1080i via HDMI.

    Of course, I no longer remember whether my 811 did 1080i (I think it did) and hether the 211 has superior electronics or not. So YMMV. Just wanted to mention that with the right TV, and the right (wrong!) distance (I'm only 8 feet from it) you might notice the difference.
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