HDMI vs Component
I'm just wondering. I know technically HDMI is better than component because it carries a digital video signal, where as component carries an analog video signal. But is there really much of a noticable difference when viewed on an HDTV?
I'm wondering this, because it's the only thing stopping me from buying a 360, it doesn't support HDMI, when PS3 does.
I have a friend who has an HDTV and a 360. With component, it looks spectacular. I would think that it could be improved anymore.
So basically, how much better is HDMI anyway?
From what I've seen of analogue (VGA) vs digital (DVI) the difference is absolutely tiny. Its looks a tiny bit better but there's no way you would notice it unless you are switching between the two. If you already think component is perfect there's no reason to avoid the 360 just cause the lack of HDMI.
Ya, that's what I thought. 1 more quick question though.
With normal composite cables (or component), and a normal definition TV, some of the image is always cut off at the sides. Does that happen at all with HDTV's, even with composite/component/hdmi etc?
Nope, with a SDTV it receives a widescreen signal and cuts off the edges to fill the screen without stretching it out of proportion. Any HDTV you buy will be widescreen so will be able to display all the widescreen signals correctly.
Excellent :) Now I just have to find a good deal for a 360 :) I missed a deal that was $399.99 CDN (usually $499.99CDN) for a premium. Oh well, I can still get a holiday bundle with GRAW/XBLA Unleashed :)
Thanks for the help Ciaran.
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