Originally posted by HTBruceM
The situation is more complex than "the highest number is best" or "digital is better than analog". I believe the entire path from DVD to your TV display needs consideration. The post is in reference to the Mits DLP TV and the 2910. In that scenario, the Mits converts the HDMI into analog. That conversion is bypassed when using the component inputs. So we need to determine which method will result in the best input to the Mits final A/D 720p converter. Here are the two possible connection methods:
As you can see, the last two steps are common to both methods. So we're left to figure out which method will result in the best analog signal at the input to the MitsA/D section. My money is on the 2nd method assuming good quality component cables.
We tried a number of different scenes from different movies comparing component video cables @480P vs HDMI @720P on our Mitsu DLP 52725. First of all, there seems to be no difference in sharpness or resolution between the two. I guess this is because the Mitsu will upconvert it to 720P regardless of what the input is.
The HDMI on the other hand seems to magnifiy any noise/ or problems with the video. For instance in all the dark scenes for Star Wars, Day after tomorrow, and Pirates of the Caribean it seems to have a weird green haze. In Star Wars, A new hope, when the droids where captured and placed with all the other droids to be sold, the color blackness was completely uneven and there was some green artifacts. If you switch it to 480P via HDMI, this diminishes, and at 1080i these all get worse. Via Component on the other hand, there does not seem to be any problems & the pictures are crisp and clear.
Does anyone else with a Mitsu DLP have similar experience with their Denon?
The store near us is willing to give us a floor model Denon DVD2900 (equivalent to current 3910)... for less, should we take them up on their offer? or stick with the 2910 (equivalent to old 2200) and use the components.
Once setup correctly, the picture and sound on the Denon is simply amazing.