Hulu plus resolution

Hey guys, so i signed up for hulu plus and tested it on my hub. Strangley i discovered that when it is setup on component, it pushes out 480i. All the streams including the app were small. I switched it to HDMI and it pushed out 1080p. I am planning to order more HDMI cables. The streams and app were much better. Is this by design for the hulu app running on component? Thanks!

480i would be surprising.  480p would be quite possible.  Same thing with NetFlix.

Because there’s no way to copy-protect component video, they switch to the lowest possible resolution.

I see, thanks!