720P or 1080i?

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  1. Ernest

    Ernest Supporting Actor

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    I just purchased a 55 inch Philips LOCS monitor that includes DVI and RGB inputs. I hooked up a Samsung DVD player to the DVI input and a Samsung DirecTV HD 360 receiver to the RGB plug on the monitor. I set both the DVD player and HD receiver to output 720P. Did I make the right choice or am I better off setting the units to output 1080i?

    The Philips monitor can handle all the popular HD formats so I am free to choose between them. At 720P the picture quality from both the DVD player and HD receiver is stunning.
     
  2. Allan Jayne

    Allan Jayne Cinematographer

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    What is the native resolution of the monitor? I would guess either 1280x720 or 1366x768. For this I would choose either 480i, 480p, or 720p from the DVD player depending on what looks best. Don't rule out 480i, if the TV does a better job of de-interlacing, 480i will look best.

    The Direct TV unit will deliver 720p shows best at 720p but 480i shows might be better at 480i, some 480i shows better with composite video, and 1080i shows might be better at 1080i.

    You may find the quality difference too small to bother using anything besides 720p.

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  3. John S

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    yes, you did it correctly....

    Some experimentation may be in order to reall see what setup is best though.
     

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