DVD and HDTV resolution modes?

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  1. BlakeH

    BlakeH Auditioning

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    Hi. I have a 55" Mitsubishi 16:9 1080i HDTV and a Toshiba progressive scan DVD player. I was wondering if it's possible to obtain 1080i resolutions in DVD mode. Right now I use 480p (to my knowledge). Is there a possibility of higher resolutions when playing DVD's?
     
  2. Vince Maskeeper

    Vince Maskeeper Producer

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    DVD is 480 lines only.

    The only way to get 1080i out of DVD is to use a scaling device to process the image. This doesn't result in any real added resoltuion- but can offer some benefits.

    A scaling device or a HTPC can both provide DVD scaling to these types of resolution outputs.

    -Vince
     
  3. Butch S

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    Yes, unfortunately the DVD will never achieve true HD. That is until HD-DVD comes out. But until then, if you have a wad of extra cash, pick up DVHS.
    I myself am DYING for some HD material on my HD-frikkin-TV [​IMG]
     
  4. jason123

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    I thought that the progresive scan dvd playier with component cables will equil the 1080. If not what is te point on buying the progressive?

    I also have the mitsu 55' HDTV did you notice a bid diff. when you went to the better dvd player?
     
  5. Vince Maskeeper

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    Progressive is just 480 lines progressively displayed. This is not the same at 1080i, nor really all that close. I'm always surprised how lacking in info the average consumers are about HD feeds - I wish that the people selling these things had taken more time to give even the basic info!

    The point of progressive scan is that it beats the pee out of 480 interlaced. Instead of getting a picture made up of fields updated half at a time (interlaced)- you get a true 480 lines displayed progressively, all 480 lines at once.

    But regardless- 480p is an improvement over the 480i native of NTSC video- but it still isn't 1080.

    -Vince
     
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  7. Neil Joseph

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    This is one of the things we need to add to our FAQ list because with HDTV's becoming more mainstream, the questions increase.
     

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