1080p over component

Michael Torrie torriem at gmail.com
Tue Aug 3 13:18:26 MDT 2010


On 08/03/2010 01:13 PM, Aaron Toponce wrote:
> On Tue, Aug 03, 2010 at 12:47:30PM -0600, Wade Preston Shearer wrote:
>> Two different BestBuy associates have now told me that HDMI is the only way to have 1080p. Wikipedia says that component supports 1080p. Are these associates simply trying to sell HDMI cables?
> 
> Yup. They're lying. Component cables can carry 1080p, and you don't have
> to worry about you movie not playing, because you have a different brand
> DVD player than television. Yes, component cables are DRM-free. The same
> can't be said for HDMI. Man I wish IEEE1394 would have succeeded.

Which is why most blu-ray players will downsample the image to mere
television qualtiy (540p) whenever you try to play the HD video via an
analog or non-DRMed output.


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