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Can Component do HD??? DVD player cannot

atsc1der
07-02-2007, 10:15 PM
Have a question: Can component carry HD (like 1080i)????

I have an LG HD upconverter DVD player hooked up to a projection tv. I hooked up the DVD player to the TV via component. I will switch the res to 1080i on the dvd player and the TV accepts that, but when I press play to start the movie, it goes back to 480P. I called LG and they said component cannot carry HD, that was why it went back to 480P afterward.

BTW- I know some component can do HD, because that is how my cable box is hooked up to my tv.

Any ideas??? Thanks!!!

Lee Stewart
07-03-2007, 04:25 AM
Have a question: Can component carry HD (like 1080i)????

I have an LG HD upconverter DVD player hooked up to a projection tv. I hooked up the DVD player to the TV via component. I will switch the res to 1080i on the dvd player and the TV accepts that, but when I press play to start the movie, it goes back to 480P. I called LG and they said component cannot carry HD, that was why it went back to 480P afterward.

BTW- I know some component can do HD, because that is how my cable box is hooked up to my tv.

Any ideas??? Thanks!!!

Hollywood has ordained that to upconvert DVD you need to use the HDMI connection. Then it will do 1080. Has to do with HDCP (HiDef Copy Protection)

Do you have HDMI on your display? There should be an HDMI port on the player.

Rick-F
07-03-2007, 08:06 AM
There is one (I know of -- but nealy all have the capability built in...) brand of upscaling DVD player-- with the proper hacked firmware installed-- that will send 720P or 1080I via component. It is a very good thing when you have an older set with only 1 HDMI input available. . .

Search and you will find the one . . .

Lee Stewart
07-03-2007, 08:38 AM
There is one (I know of -- but nealy all have the capability built in...) brand of upscaling DVD player-- with the proper hacked firmware installed-- that will send 720P or 1080I via component. It is a very good thing when you have an older set with only 1 HDMI input available. . .

Search and you will find the one . . .

You can purchase an HDMI to VGA transcoder from a UK company. Then you would have to transcode VGA to component:

http://www.crtprojectors.co.uk/accessories.htm

VGA to Component:

http://www.ramelectronics.net/html/40-880.html

atsc1der
07-03-2007, 10:16 AM
Huh, thats stupid of them to make it that way! I guess because component is analog.

Anyway, thanks for clearing this one up for me. I'm not too interested in hacking firmware right now, lol. I checked my TV and it has DVI in (its an older tv), so I bought an HDMI to DVI adapter.

Thanks!