1080i vs. 480p on a ED plasma

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  1. william^h

    william^h Auditioning

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    I have a 42" Panasonic ED plasma.

    My Dish 811 HDTV receiver puts out 480P, 720P, and 1080i - 720P isn't viewable, but the 480p and 1080i are.

    Since the plasma isn't technically capable of displaying 1080i, I'm wondering how I can view 1080i and why, it seems, looks better than 480p - perhaps thats my imagination though.

    Anybody have any insight into this? Do I risk damage by pushing 1080i into it?

    Thanks.
     
  2. Danny Beck

    Danny Beck Stunt Coordinator

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    Hi. I'm not a Plasma know-it-all but I think I can answer most of your questions.

    Your tv has a native resolution of 480p. By the way, I love those Panasonic ED plasmas. They are quite impressive. [​IMG]

    That means that every signal that is fed to your Plasma will be displayed at 480p. So, when you feed it a 1080i signal the tv downconverts the signal to 480p. The fact that the source is 1080i though probably makes it look just a touch better than the normal 480p signal. Thats why it looks better. No, it cannot damgage your tv at all. You don't have to worry about.


    Dan
     
  3. Gabriel_Lam

    Gabriel_Lam Screenwriter

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    The Panny downconverts (changes 1080i to 480p) better than your Dish 811 does.
     

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