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480 i

02-24-2005, 08:57 AM
do i need component cables for my tv to display movies at 480i?

02-24-2005, 10:06 AM

02-24-2005, 10:29 AM
then why does my regular pansonic tv have component outputs in the back then... my tv isnt hi def, so are they basically useless??

02-24-2005, 11:03 AM
That's a different question. 480i is the standard format for SD TV. Your TV will display 480i when you are viewing the tuner. It will display 480i when you view a line input. It will display 480i when you view a s-video input if your set has one. If your set has component connections (RGB colored connections) they are probably inputs, not outputs. They may be 480i component connections or they may be 480p component connections depending on the age and model of your TV. I used to have a widescreen Toshiba TV that had 480i component connections and it would not work with a progressive player.

Many progressive DVD players can be set to 480i and could be used with those inputs.

02-28-2005, 06:47 PM
Component interconnects first appeared in an SDTV version, it's improved over SVideo with better color seperation. They are required for EDTV (480p, progressive DVD) since SVideo or anything lesser can't carry it. HD Component is much higher frequencies & needs better shielding... they are also 3 cables, but must be thicker. You should check your TV's manual, maybe it can accept 480p.