Didn't wajo, or maybe somebody else, say its usually better to let your HDTV upconvert a signal to its native resolution (1080P in my case)? I kinda wondered about that. If I use the HDMI cable from my Maggie to the HDTV and let the Maggie upconvert to 1080P is it possible that I'm going to get a worse signal than sending component video (at 480i as Dartman says)?
Yes, I said that today's TVs have much better pic-creating/component-separating circuitry than our cheap DVDRs and I send live TV, HDD and DVD titles via 480p to my 1080p LCD. I see no real difference between 480p and 1080p HDMI output in MY system.
Other people with diff. TVs and TV source could see it a diff. way, so it's good to try all HDMI formats, esp. the diff. between RGB and YCbCr (which I use). YCbCr is digital Component Video (YPbPr/Component cables is analog) and, since comm. DVDs are produced with YCbCr, my YCbCr setting keeps the signal digital from source to TV. To use YCbCr, your HDTV has to be "compatible" but I have to ass-u-me most, if not all, are today, but even if not, our DVDRs will auto-revert to RGB???
I also don't have my Mag 2160 yet so that could make a diff... just don't know yet. Some people here have both units and might be able to offer some info on whether there's any noticeable diff. in their 3575/3576 and the 2160?
More info here on "HDMI Setting" if interested.