Question HDMI to Component Convert For PS4 on a Hitachi Ultravision Plasma HDTV. Need help!

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Hello Tom's Hardware Community ,

About 4 weeks ago, I received an Hitachi UltraVision (model 53UWX10BA V2F040533). It has a 53 inch display with the highest possible resolution being 1080I. For a 2002 model television set, it's really great in terms of sound ,picture quality, video in/out hookups, etc.

I own a PS4 Slim 1TB system. Since the PS4 has HDMI video signal, i had to invest in a converter that would display the HDMI signal to the Hitachi Ultravision set. So i decided to purchase a HDMI to Component Convert from Amazon that outputs a HDMI HD digital signal to analog HD Signal. The Converter is this Portta HDMI to 1080P Component Video (YPbPr) RGB + R/L Scaler Converter Adapter with R/L Audio output Support(link is below).

https://www.amazon.com/Portta-Component-Converter-Scaler-support/dp/B00JVNUAEI/ref=sr_1_2?keywords=HDMI+to+component+converter&m=ATVPDKIKX0DER&qid=1556994875&refinements=p_6:ATVPDKIKX0DER&rnid=303116011&s=electronics&sr=1-2

With this Converter's Scaler feature. I'm able to either input a 480P Signal, 720P Signal, 1080I, or 1080P. And i can output on this television set a 480P, 720P, or 1080I signal.

I set up this converter properly with the right component cables and R/L audio cables as well to attach to the Television set. The PS4 display phenomenally on this TV with no problem at all (or so i thought). There is an underlying issue i keep running into when i convert the HDMI to Component Signal on this TV, i keep getting things cut off from the screen on the left hand size and a bit on the right hand size of the screen.

I try using various signals (480P, 720P, or 1080I) through this television when the picture is set to full. However, i still get issues where everything isn't always fitting perfectly on the screen as the PS4 games once did on my computer monitor that had a 17 in display. I try to stay away from 480P (even though with this setting i can adjust the picture to Full, Smooth wide, zoomed, or Normal through the TV) since i'm not up to losing picture quality and words on the screen looking fuzzy or unclear.


If i have my PS4 set to the best signal to output on my television set, why am i still getting things not fitting perfectly on the TV itself when it outputs the signal in 1080I or 720p?

Here is the manual to the TV i'll link below, and the general specs of the TV itself. Any suggestions would be very helpful!

http://www.hitachiserviceusa.com:8080/43UWX10B.pdf
https://www.cnet.com/products/hitachi-ultravision-uwx-series-53uwx10b-53-rear-projection-tv/

--Wolf
 

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