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I am not sure if this belongs here or in the video game section so sorry if this is misplaced. Anywase I was guesing my mitsubishi HD1080 and do 1080p but I have no clue as how to set it to that for tv and my video games, heck I don't even know what it is set to now. So I am asking can I crank it up, what can I crank it up too, and how do I do it? I have misplaced the manuel so I canot refer to that and mitsubishi's site sucks.
 

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you can only set it by using something that supporst HD, like a 360, or HD tv set top box, something like that. This is because you need the right input cables. HDMI, or otherwise. Hope that helps.
 

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You can MOST LIKELY do 720p...as all the 1080i sets I've ever seen have.<br />
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But you can't "Crank it up" You tv displays at whatever resolution your source is set to display.
 

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Ok, then how could I figure out what I get from my tivo/direct tv box, and what I get from my ps2 and xbox which are hooked up via av cables.
 

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Your DirecTV box should have an HDMI out, and hopefully your TV has HDMI in. HDMI and DVI are virtually the same in terms of bandwidth, but HDMI carries audio as well.<br />
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PS2 and Xbox should be connected via component if possible.<br />
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Approximately how old is your television?
 

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Ummm, best guess is about 4-5 years.
 

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What is the actual model number? It will only do 1080i regardless of what resolution you put into it. It may upconvert or not accept 720p as most rear projection tv's handle it that way. <br />
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Ok well so far all I know is that it is a 1080 series since it is hard to get behind the tv since it is up against a wall. I do know for sure that it has s-video and that it has vga in, but I coulden't find hdmi, heck I coulden't find an hdmi port on my tivo either but I found an s-video port though. I really want to know because I DEFINATLY want at somthing better than 480p for my ps3 and because I want 480p for my Wii. <br />
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BTW what is the diffrence between component and composite, I cant seem to figure it out.
 

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Composite is a yellow wire.<br />
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Component is Red Green and Blue wires (just for video)<br />
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You can only do Hi-Def with Hi-Def sources and Hi-Def connections.
 

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So what would be the cable that comes with systems that has 3 plugs?
 

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Component is Red Green and Blue wires (just for video)<br />
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</div>Yeah tha's correct.Cable box or sattelite box and receiver HD.And what cables you have?I think they maybe components?
 

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</div>The ones that are yellow white and red are composite. Non-HD.
 

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<a href="http://wii.qj.net/Component-Composite-cable-comparison-what-are-you-missing-/pg/49/aid/74443" target="_blank">http://wii.qj.net/Component-Composit...g/49/aid/74443</a><br />
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This is why I want to get to the bottom of this so badly.<br />
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Is this what component cables look like?
 

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Some pics of the inputs stuff on the back of my tv, the font bay and the current settings it is at for my direct tv/tivo all in one box.<br />
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<div style="font-style:italic">Some pics of the inputs stuff on the back of my tv, the font bay and the current settings it is at for my direct tv/tivo all in one box.<br />
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</div>Ok this is component video as it is labeled. However you are using the wrong cables. The cable would look like this <a href="http://www.monoprice.com/products/product.asp?c_id=102&cp_id=10235&cs_id=1023501&p_id=2773&seq=1&format=2&style=" target="_blank">http://www.monoprice.com/products/pr...ormat=2&style=</a> the red, blue, green are the component while the white and red are the audio. Now for the PS3 you need to use that far right connection as that is the only one that will accept a HD input of 1080i so your TV has no "P." Then you can hook the Wii up to either of the other two. This is the best map I can draw you without physically being there. And your TV is too old to have a HDMI connection or DVI. Also dont worry about the H and V next to your component connection on the right just leave them alone.<br />
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Judging from the pics; it looks like your older Mitsubushi TV only has one HD capable input. It appears it can take both the "RCA" standard or the "Panasonic" (component video) standard. The older "RCA" standard which was used excluslively on RCA's DTC-100 HDTV tuner used the same type of connection as a computer monitor on the back of the boxes. Older RCA HDTVs used the VGA connector but others using the similar standard instead split the cable up on the TV end into "red, green, blue, horizontal sync, and vertical sync." <br />
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The "Panasonic" standard is the component video (YPrPb) standard which is now the commonly used HDTV connection today until either DVI or HDMI takes over completely. Your TV can take both signals but if your're running a PS3 or Xbox 360; you'll be using component into the "DTV" section. <br />
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Being an older CRT based projection TV; the only HD resoultion it will do is 1080i. Newer HDTVs do 720P and 1080i; I think only the newest plasma displays and DLP sets support 1080p. I read that the PS3 will not output 1080i which is what older HDTVs use but Sony is working on a firmware patch for that since it turns out many had older HDTVs that didn't work with the PS3. I wonder if your Mitsu will convert 720p to 1080i but that may or may not work. You can read about it here: <a href="http://biz.gamedaily.com/industry/feature/?id=14554" target="_blank">http://biz.gamedaily.com/industry/feature/?id=14554</a><br />
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The Nintendo Wii, I think, does 480i or 480p so you should have no problem hooking it up to any of the component inputs. They have instructions for setup here:<br />
<a href="http://www.nintendo.com/consumer/systems/wii/en_na/setupComponents.jsp" target="_blank">http://www.nintendo.com/consumer/sys...Components.jsp</a><br />
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You'll need this cable: <a href="http://store.nintendo.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/ProductDisplay?currency=USD&storeId=10001&jspStoreDir=NOASTORE&productId=117711&categoryId=63205&langId=-1&catalogId=10001&ddkey=SetCurrencyPreference" target="_blank">http://store.nintendo.com/webapp/wcs...encyPreference</a>
 

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