Anyway to upconvert a 720p signal to 1080i?

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  1. Jason Blaydes

    Jason Blaydes Stunt Coordinator

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    my 55" HDTV ready toshiba (55h70) can only receive a HD 1080i signal. is there anyway to upconvert a 720p signal to 1080i? i know that some televisions have internals that do this automatically... but mine doesn't. is there a seperate piece of theater equiptment that can be bought to do this upconversion?... maybe some type of decoder that upconverts?... or am i just SOL?
    i'm so pissed because so many games are being released in HD format, but not 1080i. if i had just waited another 6 months i could have afforded alittle nicer of a television. oh well, i guess i now have another excuse to upgrade my tv [​IMG]
     
  2. Jay W

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    I have the same problem with my Pioneer Elite, though there is no way I'm ditching it and getting a TV with 720p. I mean how many actually support the format to begin with? I heard there are converters than can do this for you, I've been on the lookout for an affordable solution so I can enjoy some of the 720p X-box titles (I heard Halo2 will be 720p too).
     
  3. Jason Blaydes

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    yeah i know... not many tv's except a 720p signal natively. anyways, do you happen to know any brands, model numbers, and any specific info on a device that will convert the 720p signal to a 1080i signal? if so let me know, and thanks for you help.
     
  4. Dave F

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    The new Sony RPTVs convert 720p to 1080i (last year's models converted to 480p).

    -Dave
     
  5. Manuel

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    I'm in the same boat for NBA 2K3. Anyone have any ideas?
     
  6. Camp

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    Don't the various HD set top boxes do this conversion? I'm pretty confident most do but I don't know if they have additional inputs for more than one HDTV source.
     
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    JVC HDTV model AV-48WP30 and 56WP30 convert all signals to 1080i. The televison set is affordable too, I've seen it at 1,500 on the web, 1,800 at best buy
     
  8. Jason Blaydes

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    thanks for the comments so far... but i'm looking for a seperate piece of equiptment that will convert the 720p signal to a 1080i signal. i'm not in anyway looking for a new television right now... my wife would kill me!
    anyone know of a piece of equiptment that will do this?
    Camp, do you happen to know of any specific brand thay would be the best value? thanks again [​IMG]
     
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    I'm not sure about my Hitachi 51SWX.
    It also can convert all inputs to 1080i but I'm not sure if it is true 720p - 1080i or a downconverted 480p - 1080i.

    With Tony Hawk 4, It reads it as 720p, I'm just not sure it is upconverting properly.

    Either way, the game looks gorgeous.

    Doug
     
  10. Dave Falasco

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    Jehan, according to my manual, the Pioneer Elite (x10 series) DOES convert 720p to 1080i. I haven't had the chance to check it yet myself, though.
     
  11. Camp

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  12. Jason Blaydes

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    thanks for that tip Camp... i've posted over there and hopefully gonna get some good info. peace [​IMG]
     
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    I haven't tried a 720p game yet on my XBOX, but I was under the impression that the XBOX would Convert a 720p game to 1080i. Is this not happening?
     
  14. Jason Blaydes

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    nope, the xbox won't convert the game... it's the television that does it. i'm learning more about my toshiba through this website... and my tv might actually do the conversion. i haven't palyed a 720p game yet either... but until yesterday i was under the impression that my tv wouldn't convert to 1080i, so i was worried i wouldn't get to take advantage of HD games. anyways, i'll post my findings when i get everything confirmed.
     
  15. GaryP

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    Jason,
    EDIT: Just saw you have an xxH70, which I am completely unfamiliar with. Last years models (of which I have a 50H81) will not do the upconversion. I tried out NBA 2K3 in 720p mode and got nothing but a black screen. As soon as I went back to the dashboard to turn off 720p, the in-game screen fired right back up. Also, I can't speak for the Cinema Series, but I would bet the xxHX81 do not do the upconversion either.

    Gary
     
  16. There was one Panasonic a couple of years ago that did native 720p most of the new TV's coming out atleast upconvert the signal to 1080i although not all do.
     

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