My television has component video inputs, however-it is NOT an HDTV. Just a regular ol' JVC television. What kind of resolution will I get out of this? 480i? I can't seem to figure out what kind of resolution component inputs have if they are not on an HDTV. Any help will be appreciated. Thanks.
I also forgot to ask- I have an xbox and am considering getting the high-definition pack because of the component video outputs. Do you think this will work on a tv that has component video inputs, or will it HAVE to be an HDTV? Thanks!
Your tv does 480i; same as mine, analog with component in. Yea, the Xbox component cables will work fine on your set. You won't notice much difference between that and s-video though.
Your component input is probably 480i. The first component devices (Toshiba called it "ColorStream") was designed to show all of a DVDs resolution with very pure colors. Manucaturers have simply been upping the bandwidth; progressive scan (480p) on up to 1080i. You may want to plug a progressive scan DVD player into your TV and see what happens. I have an older Proscan (RCA) 52" and it displays everything interlaced, but the VGA and component inputs are progressive.
Your TVs inputs are interlaced only. If you connect a progressive scan dvd player you will only get a picture in interlaced mode. Only EDTV(enhanced definition) and HDTV(high definition) capable sets will show you 480p.