TVs & Home Theaters forum

Resolved Question

will I get a better picture using HDMI or RCA plug-ins on HD

by cgene70 / December 13, 2012 1:38 PM PST

I have a 50" plasma & a 42" plasma. I receive a better picture on the 42" using RCA plug-ins than I do on the 50" using HDMI cable,both HDTV's are panasonic and are on AT&T. Is this possible.

The TV's are 50"1080p and the 42" is 1080i

cgene70 has chosen the best answer to their question. View answer
Answer This Ask For Clarification
Discussion is locked
You are posting a reply to: will I get a better picture using HDMI or RCA plug-ins on HD
The posting of advertisements, profanity, or personal attacks is prohibited. Please refer to our CNET Forums policies for details. All submitted content is subject to our Terms of Use.
Track this discussion and email me when there are updates

If you're asking for technical help, please be sure to include all your system info, including operating system, model number, and any other specifics related to the problem. Also please exercise your best judgment when posting in the forums--revealing personal information such as your e-mail address, telephone number, and address is not recommended.

You are reporting the following post: will I get a better picture using HDMI or RCA plug-ins on HD
This post has been flagged and will be reviewed by our staff. Thank you for helping us maintain CNET's great community.
Sorry, there was a problem flagging this post. Please try again now or at a later time.
If you believe this post is offensive or violates the CNET Forums' Usage policies, you can report it below (this will not automatically remove the post). Once reported, our moderators will be notified and the post will be reviewed.

All Answers

Best Answer chosen by cgene70

Collapse -
RCA as in COMPOSITE or COMPONENT?
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / December 13, 2012 2:42 PM PST

You didn't tell.

Composite is handily beat by HDMI but can be equal if the video source is say below 480p.
Bob

Collapse -
(NT) Thanks Bob, I'm using component plugins.any difference now
by cgene70 / December 14, 2012 3:27 AM PST
Collapse -
Should be equal but Component has a nice edge in one thing
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / December 14, 2012 5:36 AM PST

Component does not have DHCP so you will not experience any DHCP HANDSHAKE troubles. Please google that if you want to learn more.
Bob

Collapse -
PS. Forgot one thing.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / December 14, 2012 5:40 AM PST

HDMI looks to have the edge for distance. I won't write all about it but there is some timing technology Intel used in HDMI to let it work well over long cables. Component is analog so you know that issue.
Bob

Popular Forums
icon
Computer Help 51,224 discussions
icon
Computer Newbies 10,453 discussions
icon
Laptops 20,090 discussions
icon
Security 30,722 discussions
icon
TVs & Home Theaters 20,937 discussions
icon
Windows 10 1,295 discussions
icon
Phones 16,252 discussions
icon
Windows 7 7,684 discussions
icon
Networking & Wireless 15,215 discussions

CNET EDITORS' CHOICE

Roku Streaming Stick 2016

Roku has the most apps, the simplest interface and the best search, making it CNET's favorite way to stream Netflix, Amazon, Hulu, HBO and all the rest.