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Old 02-07-2011, 11:13 PM   #1
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Default Cable box doesn't have an HDMI port.

I have basic Comcast's cable box - it doesn't have a html port to plug into my HD flat screen just a Component YPbPr.

Can I get a YPbPr to HDMI converter to work from the cable box to the TV?

What I've been reading sounds that it'll work, plus saying it will also "upscale" everything to 1080 and HD - how true it that?
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Old 02-08-2011, 04:23 AM   #2
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I have basic Comcast's cable box - it doesn't have a html port to plug into my HD flat screen just a Component YPbPr.

Can I get a YPbPr to HDMI converter to work from the cable box to the TV?

What I've been reading sounds that it'll work, plus saying it will also "upscale" everything to 1080 and HD - how true it that?
Why bother? Component connections can handle 1080 HD. If you receive HD through your cable box I doubt you would see any picture quality difference by converting to HDMI. Besides, with component connections you do not have to worry about the HDMI handshake issue that plague some other users.
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Why bother? Component connections can handle 1080 HD. If you receive HD through your cable box I doubt you would see any picture quality difference by converting to HDMI. Besides, with component connections you do not have to worry about the HDMI handshake issue that plague some other users.
Except if certain HDCP takes effect and analog video outputs become disabled. This can be found when connecting a copyprotected dvd to a vcr, the video flickering or dimming.
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Except if certain HDCP takes effect and analog video outputs become disabled. This can be found when connecting a copyprotected dvd to a vcr, the video flickering or dimming.
WTF are you talking about Mr Komkast????? Connecting a DVD player to a VHS player??? Video flickering and dimming????? You proudly post the Komkast logo but seem clueless when it comes to handshake issues associated with HDMI. As to date - no analog outputs have been disabled and component cables work just as well, and better in some situations than HDMI cables do. Folks, the man uses a komkast logo,,,,,,,,,,,there's yer tech support.
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I'm pointing out an example about copyright protection, and it not passing through the hdcp handshake over an analog connection. Not saying that itís currently like this, but the possibility later on down the road of this occurring. Some cable providers have copy protection enabled on all of their channels, while others only have it enabled on the premium channels.
I applogize that I assumed you were competent enough to understand this.

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I have basic Comcast's cable box - it doesn't have a html port to plug into my HD flat screen just a Component YPbPr.

Can I get a YPbPr to HDMI converter to work from the cable box to the TV?

What I've been reading sounds that it'll work, plus saying it will also "upscale" everything to 1080 and HD - how true it that?
My first question is do you have a Comcast HD cable box ? or is the old standard cable box ? You did not indicate the cable box model number.
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I'm pointing out an example about copyright protection, and it not passing through the hdcp handshake over an analog connection. Not saying that itís currently like this, but the possibility later on down the road of this occurring. Some cable providers have copy protection enabled on all of their channels, while others only have it enabled on the premium channels.
I applogize that I assumed you were competent enough to understand this.
When pointing out handshake issues concerning copyright protection, your example of connecting a dvd player to a vhs player is so far out in left field that your own incompetency reflects your komkast logo. Please explain your version of handshake issues between dvd and vhs???
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When pointing out handshake issues concerning copyright protection, your example of connecting a dvd player to a vhs player is so far out in left field that your own incompetency reflects your komkast logo. Please explain your version of handshake issues between dvd and vhs???
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The Component will be fine for the 1080i or 720p signals Comcast sends. 1080P requires HDMI, DVI or VGA, but Comcast does not deliver 1080p signals.
You can also ask Comcast to bring out a box with HDMI
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call your provider and DEMAND a set top box that offers HDMI..this is your solution..40 " flat panel and smaller - not a noticable difference between component and hdmi,,40 " and larger flat panel..get a new box...also if you do change,,dont freak out when your tv adjusts from 1080 to 720 and 480 ,,there will be some delay on the picture while the cable box and the hdmi cable adjust signal according to what the tv station is kicking out...for instance( where i live espn hd kicks out in 720, and hd theater kicks out 1080 ,,,so when changing between these two channels you will see adjustments on the screen,, i hope this was helpful to
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call your provider and DEMAND a set top box that offers HDMI..this is your solution..40 " flat panel and smaller - not a noticable difference between component and hdmi,,40 " and larger flat panel..get a new box...also if you do change,,dont freak out when your tv adjusts from 1080 to 720 and 480 ,,there will be some delay on the picture while the cable box and the hdmi cable adjust signal according to what the tv station is kicking out...for instance( where i live espn hd kicks out in 720, and hd theater kicks out 1080 ,,,so when changing between these two channels you will see adjustments on the screen,, i hope this was helpful to
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Doesn't matter what the size of the display, there is NO difference between PQ whether one uses HDMI or component.
Additionally, the cable box "kicks out" what ever you tell it to in the set up menu.

To the OP, just use component cables from the box to the TV.
Whether your box will upscale to 1080 . . . depends on the box - have you checked the manual?
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OMG - another genius.
Doesn't matter what the size of the display, there is NO difference between PQ whether one uses HDMI or component.
Additionally, the cable box "kicks out" what ever you tell it to in the set up menu.

To the OP, just use component cables from the box to the TV.
Whether your box will upscale to 1080 . . . depends on the box - have you checked the manual?
After I stopped laughing I decided to add I totally agree with you. I loved your opening: OMG another genius.

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Yea, HDMI or Comp cables make no difference with Comcast. They currently do not display 1080p video to Comp cables are fine. If you want to use just a single cable for video and audio to your TV, then HDMI might be nice and I think the ywill bring out an HDMI box if you ask, or drop by a COmcast store if there is one close by.
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Yea, HDMI or Comp cables make no difference with Comcast.
HDMI or Component cables make no difference . . . PERIOD!!!!

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They currently do not display 1080p video to Comp cables are fine.
And if they did provide 1080p output, component cables would be capable of delivering the signal and perfectly suitable.
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HDMI or Component cables make no difference . . . PERIOD!!!!
Just a bit overstated.

I have a Motorola DCT 3412 connected to a 50" Panasonic plasma (768p) and the HDMI output looks considerably better than component. Here's what bluejeans cables has to say on the issue:

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The Upshot: It Depends
So, which is better, HDMI or component? The answer--unsatisfying, perhaps, but true--is that it depends. It depends upon your source and display devices, and there's no good way, in principle, to say in advance whether the digital or the analog connection will render a better picture. You may even find, say, that your DVD player looks better through its HDMI output, while your satellite or cable box looks better through its component output, on the same display. In this case, there's no real substitute for simply plugging it in and giving it a try both ways.
You can read the complete article here: http://www.bluejeanscable.com/articl...icomponent.htm
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