I'm out of HDMI ports on my TV

Bobobie

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My Xbox360 does 1080P over component. Is there any disadvantage of using the analog instead the Digital HDMI? It would free up one of my HDMI ports. The Roku only does HDMI or composite and the other two are PC's. There is another PC connector, but its VGA. It wouldn't output 1080P.
 

Neon

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My Xbox360 does 1080P over component. Is there any disadvantage of using the analog instead the Digital HDMI? It would free up one of my HDMI ports. The Roku only does HDMI or composite and the other two are PC's. There is another PC connector, but its VGA. It wouldn't output 1080P.
What about audio? HDMI carries both. With component, you also need RCA audio, which is analog. You can also get a cheap HDMI switch on Amazon. I just bought this one but haven't had a chance to test it yet.
 

George Costanza

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When I worked at best buy we told people you needed hdmi to get anything over 720 p. I have been told hdmi is better but never tried component on my tv. You should still run the audio through toslink optical for 7.1 surround.
 

CousinDave

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Can your TV/monitor produce 1080p with a component connection?


Like NeonTaster said just get an external HDMI switch, you can get them that automatically switch, manual, or remote control