Well after finally finding the firmware to allow me to use HDMI on my ancient Olevia TV, I've discovered that component looks magnitudes worse. It's not a subtle difference simply from HDMI being superior, it's a night and day difference. The mere fact that my pos camera could detect it further proves my point.
Hdmi from pc on left, and component from xbox 360 on right.
There seem to be no settings that can replicate what HDMI looks like. Brightness and contrast seem to be at their plateau of effectiveness, color temp is as accurate as I could get it to D65, and the service menu seems to be only half functional.
Is there anything I can do? Will resetting the osd options fix this? I refuse to pay $150 for a component to hdmi adapter.