Originally Posted by ravichopra
I've tried component between my S3 TiVo and AVM50 for just this reason. Yes, the handshake issues go away, but I find the picture quality suffers, both losing a trace of detail and sharpness and appearing to have some chroma issues (e.g. the puff-ball on Stan's hat in South Park shows red-push and banding).
I use SONY DVRs (5 of them).
I have two of them hooked to my D2 - originally
via HDMI. Before I switched to Component. I did
a freeze fame-by-frame comparison with one hooked
up via component and one hooked up via HDMI.
On a 156" - I could not see any difference.
One thing that might be different is I have my SONY
DVRs set to output 1080i all the time. I don't use
native 480i from the DVR. I use the Anthem to convert
from 1080i to 1080p.
I also DO NOT WATCH any 480i TV - only HD Channels.