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HDMI or Component input? SPDIF or RCA in?

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Welp.
Looking at finally getting a new tv to replace my RCA POS from 1990 something.
Now, I'm gonna be ordering some stuff from Newegg so I might as well order some cables from em too.
Is HDMI really better than Component? How about SPDIF over RCA for sound?

All on an Xbox 360, haha.
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Hard to compare HDMI with component, both can offer FULL HD resolution, the advantage of HDMI is that you only use one cable for audio and video, and it is required for some HDCP compliant media, which component does not support.

Now, as for RCA versus SPDIF, RCA will only allow you for 2 channel, if you're plugging directly to the TV or even 2.0/2.1 systems that is the most common.

SPDIF is for multi channel audio, it will offer you best audio quality over RCA, best when used on amp/home cinema systems, or directly into some PC speaker systems that support TOSLink connection, like I have on mine plugged to my Z-5400. And I can tell it's an unbelievable difference when using the 5.1 over the GigaWorks T40 I have plugged to my TV.

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Thanks.
I'll probably end up sticking with Component and RCA inputs for the time being, until I get decent tunes for my TV, don't feel like hooking my 5.1 up to it hahahha.
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