I hear it's true. I have quite an old xbox 360, and a 37'' Sharp Aquos 1080p set..which is connected via component cable. I wonder if 720p is the maximum resolution with component and how big is the leap from 720p to 1080p?
I get great graphics through 720p and wonder if 1080p will truly blow me away
Your XBOX will send 1080p via component. As to whether you'll notice a difference or not, that's up in the air. With a 37" set, unless you are sitting very close to the screen you may not notice a difference. Either way, your picture should be fantastic.
That's the thing..i can't access the full resolution 1920 x 1080...the screen just goes blank and goes back to what i had it before.
I'm getting a ps3 on thursday with hdmi cable and planet earth blu ray, and i wonder how the quality will be different to that of watching standards. So if i get 1080p full hd there should be quite a difference right?..i sit about 5-6 feet away from the screen.
The Xbox360 can send 1080p over component, but not all TVs will accept it. For example the Sony XBR2 will accept a max of 1080i over component; HDMI is required for 1080p. Maybe that's the issue with your Sharp.