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Component Vs HDMI

Mineo1983
07-17-2005, 12:54 PM
i invested in progressive component cables about a year ago and i mean they been great but now that im going with a new hdtv im not sure if i could stick with them. they have all these new connections out that i read on cnet.com. My question is, can i stick with my component moster cables i have now and have the best picture still or am i really gona have to invest in the new types of input like firewire,dvi or hdmi? I mean honestly in reality do you really see a huge diffrence with any of the new inputs or is it pretty much all a waste of extra cash? thanks for the help guys.

CatManDoo
07-17-2005, 01:26 PM
i invested in progressive component cables about a year ago and i mean they been great but now that im going with a new hdtv im not sure if i could stick with them. they have all these new connections out that i read on cnet.com. My question is, can i stick with my component moster cables i have now and have the best picture still or am i really gona have to invest in the new types of input like firewire,dvi or hdmi? I mean honestly in reality do you really see a huge diffrence with any of the new inputs or is it pretty much all a waste of extra cash? thanks for the help guys.
Personally, I can't tell a difference. I guess if I saw the exact same situation side-by-side with the only difference being component vs. the others, then maybe I'd see a change. But in my case I have a CRT (direct view) and I've heard that the difference is greater with other pure digital sets like plasma, lcd,dlp, etc.... There is no difference between DVI vs. HDMI except that the HDMI carries video and audio; DVI is video only. As for firewire, I think that type of connection is the cleanest because you can just have one wire going to and from multiple devices (STB, TV, REC, DVD, etc...).

Hope this helps! :hithere:

p.s. I do have DVI from my Comcast/Moto6200 to my 34" W/S DV-CRT and I use it most of the time. I'm just not sure it was worth it though.

CatManDoo
07-17-2005, 01:49 PM
i invested in progressive component cables about a year ago and i mean they been great but now that im going with a new hdtv im not sure if i could stick with them. they have all these new connections out that i read on cnet.com. My question is, can i stick with my component moster cables i have now and have the best picture still or am i really gona have to invest in the new types of input like firewire,dvi or hdmi? I mean honestly in reality do you really see a huge diffrence with any of the new inputs or is it pretty much all a waste of extra cash? thanks for the help guys.
I just read your other posts. GET THE SONY XBR !!! It's currently on sale for only $1,800 at Circuit City!

Sony XBR960 on SALE at CC (http://www.circuitcity.com/ssm/Sony-34-HDTV-KD-34XBR960-/sem/rpsm/oid/96194/rpem/ccd/productDetail.do)
I went with a 34" W/S DV-CRT from Zenith. It's really nice and the picture is excellent (almost perfect). But the Sony is the "Top of the Line" and worth EVERY PENNY!

p.s. I have no financial interest whatsoever in either Sony or Circuit City. This is just my honest opinion. More often than not, others in this Forum and elsewhere will confirm these statements.

Mineo1983
07-17-2005, 01:55 PM
thanks for the help catman, yea in the coming weeks im goin for the xbr but i wana try and absorbe as much information as i can about hdtv so i know a frigin thing or two when i go to buy it.

CatManDoo
07-17-2005, 02:15 PM
thanks for the help catman, yea in the coming weeks im goin for the xbr but i wana try and absorbe as much information as i can about hdtv so i know a frigin thing or two when i go to buy it.Absolutely, that's a great approach. I researched for about a year. But back then, I didn't have this HD Forum. It's really helping me now, especially since I'm considering a 2nd HD set. I guess this pretty much goes without saying, but check out what will be available to you before you make the move. You probably have already, but know what you can get from Cable, the Sat's, and OTA in your specific area. Not that it will change anything, but at least if you know what you can and can't get in advance, it will lessen the shock when you do finally sign up. It's easier to accept disappointment if you know about it up front. Good Luck! :hithere: