New HDTV user

Discussion in 'Displays' started by RobMorrow, Jul 11, 2004.

  1. RobMorrow

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    Well this past week I finally got up and gave in to HDTV. I picked up a JVC AV-48WP55 I'Art Pro which I absolutly love. My question is, how do I get 1080i? I have an Xbox hooked up to it to watch DVDs, and don't get me wrong, they look great, but from other high def stuff, it wasn't as crisp.

    I've calibrated the TV a little bit by turning down the contrastbrightness and I went through one of those THX optimizers on a DVD (plan on getting Video Essintials this week). Would a progressive scan DVD player up the picture? I'm a little confused about it.

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  2. Michael TLV

    Michael TLV THX Video Instructor/Calibrator

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    Greetings

    You get true 1080i by giving the TV a 1080i HD signal.

    The TV upconverts everything else it receives to 1080i from lowly VHS to DVD. Upconverting crap does not make it HD.

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  3. Tim Jin

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    Check with your cable company. Check to see if you can get HD channels. They will offer you another cable box that does 1080i.
     
  4. Chris Shooter

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    XBOX doesn't output DVD movies in 480p (Progressive), it's still 480i. You are better off getting a progressive scan DVD player.
     

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