HD DVD title will be 1080p

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  1. Kelly Grannell

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    Early scans of the boxes from some of the first flicks to be released on HD DVD and Blu-ray Disc are starting to show up, and it looks like at least some of the first releases will ship in 1080p. DVDActive has shots of the boxes from several HD DVD movies, including "Million Dollar Baby" and "The Last Samurai," and they're listed as being in 1080p.

    source: Engadget
     
  2. Jason Harbaugh

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    I thought it was already determained that all HD DVD and Blu-ray titles will be encoded at 1080p on the discs. The difference is that so far no HD DVD player outputs 1080p.
     
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    really? I thought the first batch of HD DVD movies will be 1080i only. Maybe I'm wrong. If I am, then moderators kindly just delete this thread.

    Thanks.
     
  4. Ed St. Clair

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    I had questioned DaViD (and his interindustry sources) about 1080i HD-DVD discs on this forum, because the Toshiba Rep at the HD-DVD XA1 Show told me the discs would be 1080i (not 1080p).
    DaviD said there was no real issue about this, I re-stated my concern because the rep had been clear. Everyone pretty much said the rep did not no "anything", let alone that the disc would be 1080i. I've not seen it stated here, butt on other forums (not the one you linked to, although thanks for that) that indeed HD-DVD discs, first gen even, will be 1080p.

    I would think this thread will still be helpful to some.

    If not, it will just fade away... ;-)
     
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    No.

    What Jason said.
     
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    All film-based content on ***BOTH*** HD DVD and Blu-ray will be *encoded* in native 1080P 24 (at least for 60Hz markets).

    It's up to the player design how this gets passed to the display.

    First-gen HD DVD players do 1080I at 60.
    First-gen BD players will do 1080P at 60 (and a few at 24).

    later-gen players from both camps should output 1080P at 24, 48, or 60 Hz.

    As long as the display does 2-3 pulldown for film-based 1080I feed, sending it a 1080I signal will produce a real 1080P result.
     

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