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DLP Connection (Component vs. HDMI)

drpipes
09-01-2005, 10:13 PM
I have one HDMI connection on my Samsung DLP. Should I use component from the cable box and HDMI from DVD player or component from each?

Blue_Tech
09-01-2005, 11:16 PM
From a quality standpoint, both will be the same. So, for now, it doesnt matter.

The soon to be released HD-DVD and BlueRay players will only offer HD playback via HDMI. Thats when this will become an issue.

Micmax
09-02-2005, 11:56 AM
I have the same setup as you do. I use the HDMI for both, and switch the cable whenever I use the other device.

But if I had to leave one device connected, I'd leave the HD box connected. There is a noticable difference between HDTV through HDMI and component. Put your Samsung on the PIP mode, split the screen, and run an HDMI and component from your HDTV receiver. There is a noticable difference.

PFC5
09-03-2005, 10:46 PM
I have the same setup as you do. I use the HDMI for both, and switch the cable whenever I use the other device.

But if I had to leave one device connected, I'd leave the HD box connected. There is a noticable difference between HDTV through HDMI and component. Put your Samsung on the PIP mode, split the screen, and run an HDMI and component from your HDTV receiver. There is a noticable difference.

I find the opposite is true at least with the Scientific Atlanta cable boxes. The DVI output is not as good as the Component output connection., so I would say that the answer depends on the brand of cable box he has.

I fully agree that DVI/HDMI is the future and have been telling anyone I give this kind of advice to, that you should NOT buy any display without either a DVI, but preferably a HDMI input that also has HDCP compliances. Eventually, EVERY HD signal will only connect through a DVI or HDMI connection that also is HDCP compliant.

ahmedahmedy
03-20-2012, 04:57 PM
I have the same setup as you do. I use the HDMI for both, and switch the cable whenever I use the other device.

But if I had to leave one device connected, I'd leave the HD box connected. There is a noticable difference between HDTV through HDMI and component. Put your Samsung on the PIP mode, split the screen, and run an HDMI and component from your HDTV receiver. There is a noticable difference.
switching cable didn't work with me