New to this forum and I had some questions

Discussion in 'Archived Threads 2001-2004' started by Allen Longcor, Feb 22, 2002.

  1. Allen Longcor

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    Ok well can someone enlighten me real quick on all the standards? Specifically 480p, 720p, and 1080i. So which standards do DVD players support? Do DVD players support all of them? I read a few posts and it seems that HDTV's DO NOT support all of them. I appreciate the little game console FAQ too, that was very informative. If anyone can give me a quick and dirty about which DVD players support which standards and what HDTV's usually support that would be great. One more thing, if an HDTV supports all 3 standards, then would it come with three different component connections for each one? Ok one last one, is this the same with s-video connections or is s-video limited to one standard? Thanks for any help you can give.
     
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    All DVD's support 480i. 480p is becoming more and more the norm for DVD's as well. To date, as far as I know, NO DVD supports anything above 480p -yet.

    HDTV is mostly 480p and 1080i. Some support 720p but Im not sure which ones. I know my Toshiba is either 480p or 1080i. For the record, 1080i looks great but I wish I could compare it against 720p.

    As for your last question, component inputs are not determined by what outputs the TV has. Most HDTV's come with 2 or 3 component inputs regardless of 480p, 720p or 1080i. S-video is also the same way - output does not determine how many inputs you will have. The set or decoder (ie. Xbox, DVD, PS2, internal line doubler) will determine the picture resolution.
     
  3. Allen Longcor

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    Ok. THanks for all the help, you set me straight. [​IMG]
     

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