2007-01-03, 09:13 PM
Hello to all...
I see others get poor SD channel PQ from thier digital boxes. I have a 6416 connected to my Hitachi 53UWX10B via component cables. Digital channels are acceptable, HD channels are great, but the lower range (up to 60) are junk.
I've read on other HT forums that people have noticed a softening of signal when using component vs hdmi. I would guess it might have something to do with signal conversion that takes place with component signals.
I don't have HDMI on my current Hitachi, so I can't try both.
Anyone out there tried both?
2007-01-03, 09:26 PM
If you think that's bad, I recently had a chance to compare analog SD on a 6208 and a 6412. The 6200 series analog is notoriously bad, and I can confirm it. Your 6416 analog channels are probably pretty decent in comparison, but you might want to look into getting those channels in digital too. It has been discussed quite it bit in this forum area (http://www.digitalhome.ca/forum/showthread.php?t=51128&page=19)very recently.
2007-01-03, 09:36 PM
I have both connected on my Samsung HDTV (have both inputs available, why not?) and I can tell you that there is virtually no difference. Certainly nothing that would give you noticably better or worse picture quality. Best thing to do? Try to avoid SD unless absolutely necessary.
Both Component and HDMI are capable of all HD resolutions. I think that the 'softening' that those on other forums have seen is illusory. If anything it would be the slight variances in adjustments for colour saturation or black levels.
2007-01-03, 11:37 PM
On my HDTV I noticed that HDMI would not only give me a clearer picture, but a larger one. It seems that whenever I use component video with my Panasonic DMP-BD10 Blu-ray Disc Player or Motorola DCT6412, I always have the edges of the image get cut off (so part of the picture is off-screen, and not displayed.) When I use a HDMI-DVI cable I see the full image.
2007-01-04, 01:07 AM
Hmm..those threads on the 'digital FCS code' are very interesting. After this HD Canucks game (which looks great) i'll have to give Shaw a call.
Please also see the following relevant Digital Home FAQs (under help).
- Why does my HDTV have poor SD PQ
- What you need to do to your new HDTV (even if it's old)
- DVI/HDMI Information (especially points 2, 3).