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Just noticed my dad has hooked up the 32" sony 720p to the cable box with those 6 component cables, not HDMI...do these cables display a picture in 1080p/720p or only in 1080i?
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Component cables can carry a maximum resolution of 1080i.
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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Component_video

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Component video is capable of carrying signals such as 480i, 480p, 576i, 576p, 720p, 1080i and 1080p[1], and new high definition TVs support the use of component video up to their native resolution.
Wrong, it can go up to 1080p
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Huh.... I could never get it to work with my TV and PS3. The 1080p option in the PS3 video options was always grayed out (currently using HDMI).

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Even though the cable CAN run @ 1080p does not mean the input source can. I recommend running at 720p And leave it at that. 1080i looks like garbage in comparison.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Syrillian View Post
Huh.... I could never get it to work with my TV and PS3. The 1080p option in the PS3 video options was always grayed out (currently using HDMI).

Oldish topic, but it's not too far down and this seems to come up a lot.

I ran my ps3 at 1080p over component cables for about a year. They absolutely can run 1080p.
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Originally Posted by mcogan10 View Post
Just noticed my dad has hooked up the 32" sony 720p to the cable box with those 6 component cables, not HDMI...do these cables display a picture in 1080p/720p or only in 1080i?
I would highly recommend you to go for a HDMI cable.
It's not expensive and you can find out with gold platted ends at around 15 bucks.
It's so much easier to plug in and out than the 6 component cables, and it will also transfer sound if it's of any interest. All in 1 cable. The image quality will be maximum and you won't have a problem at all never ever!
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post #8 of 9
Quote:
Originally Posted by flashvlad View Post
I would highly recommend you to go for a HDMI cable.
It's not expensive and you can find out with gold platted ends at around 15 bucks.
It's so much easier to plug in and out than the 6 component cables, and it will also transfer sound if it's of any interest. All in 1 cable. The image quality will be maximum and you won't have a problem at all never ever!
How about $3.12?

I use this cable, personally:
http://www.amazon.com/HDMI-Cable-6ft...1264679&sr=8-2
post #9 of 9
Yep, Component video can carry 1080p, technically. The reason it usually doesn't is 1080p is a lot of bandwidth, and most companies don't use digital to analog converters fast enough to handle 1080p over analog.

Component is fine and dandy for 720p, but if you've got HDMI, might as well use it. Chances are the picture will be marginally better, even at the same resolution.
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