Hello my 42" plasma built in the stone age of plasmas (2002) doesn't have a HDMI input but my hd cable box does and this tv supports HD &SD 1920x1080/60i 1280x720/60p 720x480/60p 720x576/50p through the YPbPr,RGB and the VGA2 HD input
and SD video 720x480/60i 720x576/50i through the YCcCr
it also had a DVI-D input
1) what is SD video? and 2) would a HDMI adapter to the dvi-d or the VGA2 hd input be an upgrade from the component video input and/or the s video input? or is it just a waste of time? The tv only has one component input and I do have the matching control box for the tv that offers 1)GBR/YPbPr and a 2nd with only YPbPr but like to not use that box as it's having issues with the remote picking what the remote controls the box or the tv it should when used bypass the tv remote eye but it's not at the moment.. and adding another piece to the signal most likely won't help now, it did when formats where limited and the pixal plus cleaned up low res. formats but today it be a step backwards I'd think.. like to have a 2nd good video input as it stands now there is the 1 component video in use 1 composite video in use (a/v menu ) and 1 s-video used from cable box for use without the surround receiver on. no idea on the video quality stepping stones as far as where the DIV-D AND VGA2 hd fit into the list, I know that these go from lowest to best old coaxal cable composite s-video component HDMI
where do the Dvi-d and VGA and VGA HD fit in that list?