Originally Posted by black_macleod
I'm wondering if the HDMI comment is a necessity for these settings, or you just mentioned it because you don't have any non-HDMI devices. I'll be waiting to hear from someone who uses your settings with other inputs, as not all my gear is fed HDMI.
According to Woody's famous 1499 settings, if using component the only difference is sharpness goes to zero. I kept mine at 20 and like the look better than 0, that may be a difference between our boards though. He has a different board and firmware, so that may make the difference there.
Yes, currently I only have 3 items fed to the TV through an Onkyo SR-706 receiver to the TV. All using HDMI of course. I have the receiver set as pass through only, so it does nothing to the signal (I hooked all 3 up directly to check, made no difference what so ever).
I have used my Nintendo Wii on this TV via component. I can say that even though the Wii is not a HD component, it looked just fine.
So, to get down to the bottom of this I hooked up my Explorer 8300HD cable box to the TV using component. I am happy to report it looks every bit as good as using HDMI. In fact, it is almost impossible to tell them apart, they look the same.
I did this to see for myself, it looks great still. Colors good, sharpness is good. Black detail looks great.
But yes, anyone else with component inputs, can you please chime it and let me know the results if using component with my settings listed above?
Thanks for your feedback.