Recently, I have been looking at HDMI-to-Component breakout boxes that purport to pass through a 1080i signal through to the component breakout cables.
I am trying to squeeze another couple of years out of my setup, because (a) it still puts out great picture/sound and (b) I don't want to do an expensive cabinetry/cabling remodel.
Question: If I run a Blu-Ray DVD player's HDMI output through a breakout box and into my AV receiver via component cables, which subsequently feed to the plasma TV via component cables, will I see any improvement in signal/picture at all over my current standard def DVD player?
Feedback greatly appreciated.
Intead of getting a HDCP Decryptor (HDMI to component) you could get an older 2nd hand BD player which still allows true 1080i output through component.
But seriously, thanks for the advice. Much appreciated. The older BD suggestion may be the way to go. Presumably the Blu-Ray DVD's will scale better in an older BD, even without the HDMI feed.
Anyone else care to weigh in?
Someone suggested finding an older blu-ray player that still transmits high definition through the Component outputs. That will only work for Blu-ray discs. All Blu-ray players since the beginning have been prohibited from upconverting DVDs over Component, due to an idiotic requirement of the DVD licensing agreement.
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