No HDMI. Can I hook the PS3 up via Component?

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#1 Posted by kackarat24 (97 posts) -
So, I am going to buy a PS3 Metal Gear package, but I do not have a HDMI capeable TV or reciever. Can I hook the PS3 up via component or S-Video?
#2 Posted by CJL182 (9233 posts) -
You won't get HD resolution with S-Video, but you will with Component so go with that.
#3 Posted by kackarat24 (97 posts) -
The back of the PS3 only has from what I could tell HDMI hook up. How can I hook up component?
#4 Posted by stealth82428 (777 posts) -

The back of the PS3 only has from what I could tell HDMI hook up. How can I hook up component?kackarat24

you can buy one and it hooks in the same place as the composite

#5 Posted by CJL182 (9233 posts) -

[QUOTE="kackarat24"]The back of the PS3 only has from what I could tell HDMI hook up. How can I hook up component?stealth82428

you can buy one and it hooks in the same place as the composite

Yup, and if you have a component cable for your PS2, you can just go ahead and use that because they have the same port lol.

#6 Posted by TM1 (7249 posts) -
The port on the ps3 for component looks exactly like the one as the composite. If you have a ps2 the composite cables for that are exactly the same for ps3. Same port same size, same everything. But to answer your question component will give you an hd picture, not 1080p but you will definitely get HD.
#7 Posted by ice_radon (70346 posts) -
Yes, I have mine hooked up via component even though I have HDMI on my HDTV. Really there is not a big difference at all unless you get to 50+ inch HDTV's.
#8 Posted by Perception1 (1010 posts) -

The port on the ps3 for component looks exactly like the one as the composite. If you have a ps2 the composite cables for that are exactly the same for ps3. Same port same size, same everything. But to answer your question component will give you an hd picture, not 1080p but you will definitely get HD.TM1

Component does give you 1080p.

#9 Posted by jacksik (619 posts) -
i use component and i get up to 1080i on my tv
#10 Posted by TM1 (7249 posts) -

[QUOTE="TM1"]The port on the ps3 for component looks exactly like the one as the composite. If you have a ps2 the composite cables for that are exactly the same for ps3. Same port same size, same everything. But to answer your question component will give you an hd picture, not 1080p but you will definitely get HD.Perception1

Component does give you 1080p.

Not really, depending on the TV you have depends on whether you get 1080p via component. Plus if you are upconverting DVD's you can't do it through component, only HDMI.

#11 Posted by etcetcetc (439 posts) -
just use ur cable from the ps2 if ur strapped for cash cause if ur gonna get a hdmi cable dont go getting a cheap one youll want the best which could cost u round 200 bucks
#12 Posted by TM1 (7249 posts) -

just use ur cable from the ps2 if ur strapped for cash cause if ur gonna get a hdmi cable dont go getting a cheap one youll want the best which could cost u round 200 bucksetcetcetc

Please don't listen to this guy, a $10 HDMI cable will work just as well as a $100 cable. The expensive cables are way overpriced and the cheap ones do the exact same thing.

#13 Posted by aaron5829 (1539 posts) -
So true. A cheap hdmi cable will do the job.. unless your PS3 is located far away from the tv, but i doubt it. :P
#14 Posted by CJL182 (9233 posts) -

[QUOTE="etcetcetc"]just use ur cable from the ps2 if ur strapped for cash cause if ur gonna get a hdmi cable dont go getting a cheap one youll want the best which could cost u round 200 bucksTM1

Please don't listen to this guy, a $10 HDMI cable will work just as well as a $100 cable. The expensive cables are way overpriced and the cheap ones do the exact same thing.

Quoting for backup. He speaks the truth; cheap HDMI cables are just as good, sometimes even better than the "high end" models.

#15 Posted by jacksik (619 posts) -
shouldnt this be in another forum!!
#16 Posted by istylee (1117 posts) -
yeah i got mine hooked up to component