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1080p Question

Discussion in 'Displays' started by Alexander Kuch, Jun 2, 2005.

  1. Alexander Kuch

    Mar 2, 2005
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    While shopping for a TV, I thought it would be a plus to get a TV that has a vertical resolution of 1080. But I was told that it isn't worth it for the future because the scaler in the TV can't handle being fed a true 1080p resolution. So I asked him what the Tv does with a 720p signal. He said it puts it into 1080p. So I don't get what is going on. My question is if I bought a TV with a resolution of 1920x1080, will it accept a 1080p signal from future broadcasts? Im confused, please help.

    Also do any of you know a good website for DTV reviews?
  2. Michael TLV

    Michael TLV THX Video Instructor/Calibrator

    Mar 16, 2000
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    Calgary, Alberta
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    1080 comes in two flavors ... interlaced and progressive.

    The broadcast stuff is 1080i ...

    The HD DVD stuff might be 1080p (might be)...

    If you have a 1080i TV ... it takes whatever HD signal you feed it and displays it as 1080i. Maybe it scales it to 1080i ... maybe the cable box scales it to 1080i ...

    If you have a 1080p TV ... everything gets scaled to 1080p or deintelaced (as in 1080i) into 1080p.

    1080p is not a broadcast standard right now ...


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