DVD's... 1080i or 540p?

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  1. Sebastien S

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    I have Toshiba's 34HFX84, it's great and I love it! However, I'm wondering should I be watching DVD's at 1080i or 540p? This is something I don't know much about???

    Right now I've set it to 1080i.
     
  2. Jerome Grate

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    What do you have set at 1080i? If you have an upscaling DVD player, then the difference is obvious between 540p and 1080i.
     
  3. Allan Jayne

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    For DVD, choose what looks better to you, it will probably depend on the fatness of the scan lines which in turn depends on how the focus controls were originally calibrated.

    The technical and correct difference is a minute optical change, for 540p the incoming 1080i video fields (including from an upscaling DVD player) or internally upscaled 1080i video fields are superimposed on the picture tube(s) possibly leaving visible gaps between scan lines, for 1080i every other incoming 480p frame(also converted to 540 scan lines each) is staggered slightly on the picture tube(s) and you might notice more flicker.

    Video hints:
    http://members.aol.com/ajaynejr/video.htm
     

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