Posted September 29 2006 - 03:12 AM
| Both disks are stored at 1080p 24, and one way or another, that hs to be deinterlased to 1080i, 3-2 added, and reinterlaced (think that is a word...) to 1080p. |
Well, actually the data is interlaced to 1080i. The Samsung then deinterlaces back to 1080p (how well it does this is something others can speak to). Ideally players can (and I'm certain future players will) be able to output the native data at 1080p (24 or 60 depending on what your monnitor can accept) without having to convert to something else first (other than the frame rate from 24 to 60 if your monitor requires that).
| I have read, while not necessarily fully agreeing with, that 1080p gives BR the edge. If this is so, will we notice an improvement in the HD-DVD releases when they are viewed on a 1080p player? |
Just to clarify, as you know the software for both formats
are mastered in 1080p24. Whether or not any specific player
outputs 1080i or 1080p (or does "p" properly) is an individual issue for each player (BD or HD DVD). It is not
format specific and BD marketing has misrepresented this issue because the first HD DVD player
output 1080i only while the first BD player
did 1080p (though this only after decoded in 1080i internally first).
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