VGA Vs Component

#1 Posted by fruitisgood (35 posts) -

From what I hear this is a really complicated subject. Some TV's look better with VGA, some with Component. For all you non HDMI Xbox 360 owners, what looks better on your TV?

#2 Posted by MarksmanLink (11 posts) -

Sometimes i use component cable on my Samsung 40" LCD and other times i use VGA on a Samsung 20" widescreen monitor. It looks definitely better on the big one with component cable but maybe that will change when microsoft releases the next update and i can max out the resolution on my monitor (1680 x 1050)

#3 Posted by GiantBomber (377 posts) -

that's just stupid. VGA is easily better.

#4 Posted by Cleric (290 posts) -

I have both cables and i prefer the component (Samsung 20"). VGA is a little bit brighter, Component has better colours. It's all just a matter of how do you like your games to be.

#5 Posted by banksrob (1140 posts) -

I use VGA cable to plug my HD graphics card into the TV so I watch HD from my computer on my TV. Therefore personally I would  have to say that VGA cables are my preference over component cables.

#6 Posted by twenty0ne (3056 posts) -

I use HDMI - that's the best of all.

#7 Posted by GameGod23 (12 posts) -

i would pick vga because the upscaling on dvds and the higher resolution.Hdmi is still the way to go though but i hate the fact that you have to buy the official cable to use optical.I stripped the plaatic off one of my component cables so i could use the optical input and the cable broke after a few months.

#9 Posted by Shawn (3843 posts) -
twenty0ne said:
"I use HDMI - that's the best of all.
I get sound laugh while using HDMI.

I stick to component.
#10 Posted by CB (129 posts) -

I'd think VGA would be better since you can set your resolution to your hdtv's native res.

#11 Posted by roofy (1021 posts) -

i use my computer monitor for gaming which is 26" and VGA is the way to go.
VGA has a better signal even though its analogue like component

#12 Posted by LightYagami245 (1161 posts) -

I use VGA.

#13 Posted by Wolverine (4581 posts) -

VGA can output in 1080p while component can only output in 1080i.

#14 Posted by Rowr (5862 posts) -


I get a higher resolution than 720p (1300 * 780 or something)

It makes alot of difference to anti -aliasing and detail i have found.

Though you will get better blacks with component.

#15 Edited by Giolon (24 posts) -

Component can and will output in 1080p.  However, some TV's will only accept up to 1080i over component.

I use component @ 1080p on my 40" Sony (40V4100).

#16 Edited by BlindEffekt (920 posts) -

When im in the house, i use 720p component. It looks nice.
1080 is just upscale, or so i heard

#17 Posted by Wolverine (4581 posts) -

I just use component, it looks great.

#18 Posted by OGCartman (4330 posts) -

I use component i think, its awesome

#19 Posted by BlindEffekt (920 posts) -

The colors sure look awesome and more vibrant on component.
Even if your on the lowest resolution

#20 Posted by upside27 (23 posts) -

I use HDMI but, I would choose vga over component. Im a resolution freak. any pixelation makes me go crazy lol

#21 Edited by Kenzo287 (798 posts) -

well im using a box that takes component inputs and has a vga output so what am i using?

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