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For CRT is Component better than HDMI Connections?

12-17-2006, 05:26 PM
I have done a search but I am not finding what I am looking for.
I have two Panasonic CRT HD's, one 30" and the other 26". I have an H10 and H20 connected via component but upscale dvd players using HDMI connection. I did an input comparison for component vs. HDMI with the upscale dvd player and it seemed like the component appeared much better than the HDMI connection/input. Is this because the component connection is analog? Do CRT HDTV's offer better resolution/picture quality through component?


12-17-2006, 05:44 PM
Check this out: Component vs. HDMI/DVI (http://www.highdefinitionblog.com/?p=223)

12-17-2006, 05:58 PM
Thanks for the quick reply.
To make it clearer, CRT HDTV's work better when connected through and with Component? Is this because they are analog?

12-17-2006, 06:31 PM
No, not necessarily because most CRTs these days will convert component signals to digital for processing, so the HDMI has the potential of having a better picture due to the convert to digital not being necessary.

However, as the information in the link gave, some sets do not allow full adjustments through the HDMI connection and since the components can have more adjustments made, it often will provide a better picture.

12-17-2006, 06:35 PM
Thanks rbinck.
You answered my question.

12-17-2006, 08:45 PM
My set is the Sony 34XBR960 and I wasn't home when the tech came to install Dish so he used component. I watched it for about a month then for the heck of it I used the HDMI instead. I can't tell the difference, both look great. So if I ever have trouble with the HDMI like some people have reported on this forum I could always back to component and not feel as though I am missing something.

12-19-2006, 06:47 PM
yeah same here, I can not tell the difference on any of my HD CRT's for HDMI or Component. They are both equal in so many "visible ways"

01-06-2007, 09:06 PM
Me too DVI and Component are really a wash with my 34XS955 driven by my computer.