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Josh_SR

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Sup peeps....

i was just wondering how i can use my tv in 1080i just to see how it looks. what dvd player supprots 1080i? dose digital cable support 1080i? if so would i need a digital cable box to use it and do thay come with component/dvi outputs on the boxs?
 

Patrick Sun

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No DVD player outputs 1080i through its (Y, Pb, Pr) outputs, the best you'll get to 480p (which most HDTVs can accept through its component input).

http://www.hometheaterforum.com/htfo...hreadid=133871

If you have Comcast digital cable, then you can request an upgrade to get a new digital/HDTV box (Comcast is mainly deploying the Motorola DCT-5100) to hook up to your HDTV-capable TV. The HD signals from the box are outputted through the 3 video lines (Y, Pb, Pr) and need to be connected to the inputs on the TV's component input (same Y, Pb, Pr). Then it's a matter of selecting the Component input on the TV, and tuning the DCT-5100 to the HD channels, which will vary from location to location. To get the HD channels, like Showtime-HD, and HBO-HD, you'll need to be subscribed to those premium channels on a monthly basis. The other local HDTV channels (highly dependent on local providers) should be free. There is an additional $5/month fee for the use of the DCT-5100 box from Comcast.
 

Josh_SR

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hmmm so no dvd player can support more then 480p hu....... hmmmm ok thanks for the reply.
 

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