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odd question regarding sony sat-hd100

Discussion in 'Archived Threads 2001-2004' started by Kevin T, Aug 12, 2001.

  1. Kevin T

    Kevin T Screenwriter

    Jul 12, 2001
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    i read the write up on this unit and it seems to say that it displays all formats in either 480i or 1080i so basically that tells me that it upconverts standard def pictures to high def pictures. my question is...do these upconverted pictures looks a sharp as true high def pictures? i would imagine they don't but that's just my opinion. any input, especially from owners of the hd100 would be greatly appreciated as i'm thinking of getting into the hd arena within the year or so. thanks again.
    kevin t
  2. Michael Jsmith

    Mar 14, 2001
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    Yes, it will upconvert 480i to 1080i, but I don't think it does a very good job. Plus if it's an upconvert of 4:3 material, you get letterboxing all the way around. I prefer to leave mine set to 480i/1080i Variable. On that setting, the HD100 will pass the 480i signal through the component outputs, and you can leave it to your TV to do the line-doubling. I think most TVs have better line doublers/comb filters than the HD100, but that's just my opinion. Plus, on my Sony 61HS10, I can then watch 4:3 material full screen, instead of letterboxed. Hope this helps.
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