Originally Posted by preludejtstyle
we have one set up for display at the sears in Dayton, OH. In the Dayton Mall.
Someone previously asked if its better to watch analog SD with component cables, or HDMI. I would love an answer.
Not an easy answer. You would think that it would be component since it's made for the analog outputs, however I saw a friend's Samsung using HDMI from a Scientific Atlanta cable box and the SD channels looked pretty decent. HDMI and component cables are basically used with a cable box or satellite receiver so you can receive HD or digital signals. You wouldn't need either to receive just analog signals. These can be received by simply connecting the cable to the RF input and with this TV's cable card slot you can get all digital and HD channels that way so component and HDMI would only be used with a DVD player. However, with no TV guide feature, you may want to use a cable box/satellite receiver. Now, if the question is asked because the individual does have a digital cable or satellite receiver, but watches a lot of SD content, then I'd probably say it's a personal preference issue and you'd have to view each one to decide what looks best to your eyes. However, I'd recommend HDMI since you'll probably want the HDMI for your digital signals. FYI, on my Pioneer TV, the component input bypasses the TV's internal NR circuitry, so I actually get a better SD picture using the S video input.