Newb question. Please help. Yes I searched first.

Discussion in 'Cables & Switches' started by Black Octagon, Dec 18, 2006.

  1. Black Octagon

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    Sorry guys but I still can't get a definitive answer to this simple question:

    Is there a consensus as to whether HDMI or component connections yield the best PQ?

    I've just bought a HD-ready LCD TV and a DVD Player, both of which have HDMI and component connections. But no-where can I find a definite answer as to which connection gives me the better picture quality. Toshiba's website says component but some posts say HDMI. Is it a matter of subjective opinion. To aspects of your equipment effect it? What's the score?

    Please help as I'm not too keen on spending more than I have to on cabling. This TV has annhilated my bank account.

    Thanks
     
  2. Joe Fernand

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    Hello Black Octagon

    Possibly better to ask is Digital RGB or YCbCr over HDMI better than Analogue RGB or YPbPr over a 3 x 75 Ohm coaxial.

    There is no definitive answer - its going to vary from hardware to hardware and viewer to viewer. Lots of folk like the extra sharpness you get with an all Digital connection - others hate it!

    If you only require a short (sub 2m) HDMI cable you don't need to spend more than 20.00 GBP to get something decent for 720p/1080i.

    Joe
     
  3. Black Octagon

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    Hmmm, ok thanks. I definitely love the sharpness of digital over analogue, but as your post demonstrates, HDMI is by no means the only form of digital connection. Hmm....
     

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