Originally Posted by cvilletoday
I have an LG DN191H upconverting dvd player. I did notice that res was set to 480p when I saw the grainy pic and played with that. Improved it somewhat but I'm on the fence about which is better. I did notice that I can't use Film Mode unless res is set to 480i but it seems with HDMI cable the dvd player won't stay on 480i. Seems to default to 480p. I'm learning as I go. Also, after doing some reading it seems I'm not the only one debating which looks better, hdmi or component. Haven't tried HDMI from my STB to the tv yet. I think I'm just jonesing for that HD picture I get with the TV broadcasts from my dvd player....can't quite go HD DVD yet though.
To my limited understanding (so I have room to be corrected here), "Film Mode" is only for 480i video sources, upconverts to 480p.
Did you change the resolution setting on your LG DN191H DVD player? Also, from the DVD player manual, it states that if the DVD is copy protected, it will only display 480p resolution with component, but can get higher output resolution (720p,1080i) with HDMI. You should probably research how well the your LG DVD player upconverts. Not all upconverting software/hardware are created equal.
Play with the HDMI by changing the resolution settings to see if you get noticeably different PQs.
Personally, I prefer component. But again, it depends on my source.