New owner of Sony 70 inch XBR2 SXRD, have question about up-conversion

Seth V

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Hello all,

I'm a proud new owner of a Sony 70 XBR2 SXRD, and I must say I love it! What I'm curious about is how do you know if a 480i or 1080i source is being up-converted to 1080p? when watching non HD (480i) programs on DirecTV, the info on the Sony XBR2 only says 480i. On HD programs it says 1080i. Once a signal is up-converted is it supposed to say 1080p on screen?

I know that the 1080i images I've seen on HDNet/HDNet Movies is amazing, but I'm not sure I'm getting the full benefit of what this TV is capable of. If there is something I need to do to activate the TV's internal scaler please let me know. Your help will be appreciated very much.

Thanks,

Seth
 

ChrisClearman

Second Unit
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the number shown is the original format of the source. the only time you'll see 1080p is when you feed it a 1080p source.

EVERYTHING is scaled to the resolution of the set, which is 1080p. (I hope you have a 1080p source if you bought that bad ass monitor)

What you need to learn is that if you only have 480 interlaced lines it can never look as good - no matter the scaling - as 1080 full image lines.
 

Seth V

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ChrisClearman,

Thanks for the most helpful info
Actually I don't have a 1080p source (yet), but I ordered a Toshiba HD-XA2 HD DVD player and am expecting delivery Monday. Once the XA2 is in place then It'll be 1080p out to 1080p in. I can't wait!! BTW I LOVE this TV!!! HD images from DirecTV are so incredibly vibrant and 3 dimensional, It's jaw dropping! This TV has got to be the best HDTV I have seen! The Black levels on this set are friggin' incredible, and easily matches the blacks I got from my 65 inch CRT Mitsubishi HDTV. As you can tell I'm in HDTV heaven


Thanks again!

Seth
 

Ian Alexander

Auditioning
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The A2 does not output in 1080p, only 1080i.

Edit - Sorry, I didn't realize the XA2 was out. Never mind.
 

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