Question on 1080i vs. 720p

Discussion in 'Displays' started by David Lovekamp, Sep 1, 2003.

  1. David Lovekamp

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    I am considering going with a DLP projection screen. Weighing whether or not I should go with rear or front projection. But there is one concern I have - will DLP projection ever reach full hi-def, that is 1080p like LCOS has? And I noticed that the Sammy DLP TVs convert all signals to 720p. Is that bad when its being fed a 1080i signal? Which looks better, 720p or 1080i? Any comments?
     
  2. Charles Shultz

    Charles Shultz Auditioning

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    IMO, the looks between 720p vs. 1080i depend on source material. moving stuff tends to look better with 720p because each frame you see does not have any shifted fields it in. material that is more static can benefit from 1080i's increased resolution.

    DLP could reach 1080 vertical scanning lines but since the HD2 chip only supports, i think, 768, right now 720p is the highest standardized resolution these displays can support. i have no idea when a higher resolution DLP chip might be released
     
  3. Michael TLV

    Michael TLV THX Video Instructor/Calibrator

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    We'll get there eventually ... but what that means ... who knows. Next Year or 5 years from now ... only the TI guys know for sure.

    720P is good for sports stuff.

    1080i seems to be plenty fine for most film based presentations.

    There is no definitive which is best ... the arguments are there for both sides.

    Regards
     
  4. Neil Joseph

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    Sony is working on and will probably release a native 1080p device soon but it will be a pretty penny for sure.
     
  5. David Lovekamp

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    What about the new LCOS sets from Toshiba? I saw where the 57 inch is now $5400. That set is 1080p native. Anybody seen it yet?
     

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