Is 480i with Component Cables the same as 480i with Composite?

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    My TV is too old to support 480p, and I was wondering if 480i with Component Cables is the same exact thing as using composite cables.
     
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    If your tv doesn't have 480p then there won't be any component inputs. Only HDTV's have component inputs.
     
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    false.... i dont have 480p. I have a 480i sdtv and I have component cables...

    but yea you dont see much of a difference if you have 480i.
     
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    My TV is a 55 inch Mitsubishi Projection TV. It has Component ports.
     
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    I see a difference for my 480i TV with Component Cables(may just be the game) the colors are bright and the edges seem more smooth.
     
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    For the leaked backup loader, do you get color with the component cables at 480i?
     
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    Yep you do! also you know about the new Wiigator loader right O.o. Color for even composite cables.
     
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    Yes I know. I just asked that question as there are some other items that require the use of component cables for full functionality.
     
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    Component cables will give you a better image, even for a standard definition tv. Composite connection gives dot crawl http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dot_crawl
    and a generally unclean image. With component cables on your 480i tv, you will notice that it is a bit sharper and the color quality is a bit improved.

    On a side note, the wii and all sd machines look the best on 480i/p CRT tvs (HD CRTs can natively display 480p content as well). I would much rather play the wii on a tiny 13" CRT than my 50" plasma.
     
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    Although the question has already been answered yes component will give a cleaner image at 480i than composite video at 480i.

    In the TV world nearly all of the information in a picture is actually in the black and white portion (luma) and the color is just added on top like paint by numbers. Since that is the case you would see essentially the same quality of video from a component cable at 480i as you would from an Svideo connection. The Luma portion of both Svideo and Component is the same, the difference being one signal to carry all color information with Svideo and essentially three channels of color information with component. The component connection uses a formula to derive the three color channels using only two collor connections resulting in high quality video with slightly reduced cable count.

    If you use the WiiGator backup launcher the issues with composite cables no longer exist. Only Waninkoko's version had that problem.
     
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    Where do projection tvs fit in?
     
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    It depends on which type of projection it is but usually the image is easier on the eyes than plasma or LCD.

    I personally use a 36 inch CRT HDTV for my wii [​IMG]
     
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    The 3 colors are being bounced to the screen via a mirror that is located at the back of it.

    (So Im guessing thats a rear projection tv?)

    I was able to repair this TV and keep it as someone threw a Pool Table ball at it.
     
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    Sounds like it could be using three separate LCD with a colored filter in front of each one. If you haven't already you should hit up the AVSforums and find a calibration procedure to realign the guns on it. It should improve the image drastically.
     
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    Tichinde, let me put i this way, I dropped $25 on components for my 480i crt to get the waninkoko loader out of greyscale, and the minute I plugged them in I realised it was worth the funds just to get the BRIGHT COLOUR and CRISP EDGES provided [​IMG]

    Absolutely worth the purchase, even now that I'm running WiiGator's loader. (GH3 customs are a go! xD)
     
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    I understand now.

    I thought when people said "Components are better than Composite" I thought they were only talking about the 480p over 480i with Components comparison.

    I guess it also includes 480i.
     
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    Probably said many times before, but yes, it'll be more crisp.
    Even S-Video is a huge leap in quality when compared to composite.
     

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