I’ve never really paid much heed to the quality level my TV has offered, just having a decent size screen was always enough for me. I was out today picking up an S-video cable for my Wii and after I got home I wondered if I should have got component cables instead. The problem is I am really stupid as far as to what the differences truly are between composite, s-video, component, etc. I also have no idea if it is worth it to bother with component cables on my TV, even though it has the inputs for it. It is a JVC AV-32432, about 3.5 years old. I understand that the Wii outputs in 480p if using component cables, which I understand is ‘good’ but I don’t know why.
How do I find out if my TV supports 480p or has that capability? I can’t find the owner’s manual for it and the JVC website doesn’t have much info about this older model. I really have no interest in upgrading my TV right now. I’m just trying to see if I should open the box for this s-video cable or if I should take it back and spend more for component instead.