component or hdmi?

holbrook99

Active Member
can somebody confirm if there is any noticable diffrence between connecting your ps3 through component and hdmi???
 

danmc_82

Suspended
In my opinion there is a noticable diff between the two. HDMI tends to have less picture noise than component. Plus you get sound through HDMI and not through component.
 

Lord Jerec

Active Member
can somebody confirm if there is any noticable diffrence between connecting your ps3 through component and hdmi???

I'm sure HDMI only really matters if you have a 1080p Tv.

Thats why I'm not fussed about the Xbox Elite, as my Tv only does 1080i so I don't need to use HDMI for it.
 

DPT1976

Novice Member
I have connected up my PS3 with component, HDMI and DVI and i could not see any difference between the three.

Maybe on some TV's you would but i can't on mine.(Hitachi 32LD7200)
 

Moogle

Distinguished Member
Incorrect.

You can't really say that as at the end of the day it's all subjective. IMHO HDMI does give a better picture then component all be it not significant. I can certainly notice the difference. If one has the option of using HDMI then that would be better but component is just fine.
 

Acceber

Active Member
I also thought HDMI only really comes into its own for 1080p resolution. In which case, depending on your TV there would be a difference. I believe that my own TV, the Sony KDL40W2000, can only take a 1080p source through HDMI, not component. So for me, yes, HDMI would be better than component (e.g. when watching Blu-ray).
 

kingsize

Member
You can't really say that as at the end of the day it's all subjective. IMHO HDMI does give a better picture then component all be it not significant. I can certainly notice the difference. If one has the option of using HDMI then that would be better but component is just fine.

Not wishing to have an argument, but, as far as the image transferred there is no difference, and outputting via both on exactly the same screen, with the same settings would show no difference.

I suppose it's a question of perception.
 

Moogle

Distinguished Member
Not wishing to have an argument, but, as far as the image transferred there is no difference, and outputting via both on exactly the same screen, with the same settings would show no difference.

I suppose it's a question of perception.

It's got nothing to do with perception. There is a clear difference in image quality between component and HDMI. They may be the same source displayed on the same panel but is analogue and the other is digital. The image over HDMI is clearly superior. Not wanting to start an argument either I guess we will have to agree to disagree.
 

fatbloke99

Active Member
Quite agree Moogle.

Component has 2 further stages of analogue processing compared to HDMI. D/A then A/D, plus there is an analogue transmission process between the two...so there WILL be signal degradation compared with HDMI.

Whether you see a difference on the same gear depends on a lot of factors and this is where it can get subjective. HDMI looks better on my PIO than component does. YMMV.
 

Tony Hoyle

Well-known Member
Only as much as you are by using Bluray or HDDVD, or playing a protected WMV file, or a protected AAC file.

Personally I don't see how my use of a technology means I agree 100% with its ethics.. otherwise I wouldn't be typing this on Windows.
 

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