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42" pansonic plasma hdmi problem

I recently switched from Dish network to Direct TV. I think the new picture looks inferior to the old and as I was doing some settings searching, I noticed that my input on my TV didnt say HDMI any more? (I had installed the HDMI expansion card 1 year ago). Instead it said Component/RGB? I am getting picture and sound, and the only cable hooked to my tv was the HDMI cable, why would it say component/RGB? I run an HDMI cable from the direct tv box, through my pioneer reciever, then to my tv HDMI card. I THOUGHT the TV input used to say HDMI, but am wondering if anyone can shed some light?

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If I understand your question properly.. its because your direct tv output doesnt broadcast in high def so its giving you the standard tv definition inputs which are RGB or Component.so you will lose picture quality cos its running at fewer lines or pixels. hope this helps

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