Question on resolution standards 480p of DVD's

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  1. Shanthi

    Shanthi Stunt Coordinator

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    Can a DVD player put out 720p or 1080i? Or can a movie be recorded in those formats on a DVDs?

    I believe the regular player plays at 480p (correct me if I am wrong here).

    Or only High Def can only be 720p or 1080i?

    Any clarification is appreciated.

    Thanks

    Shanthi
     
  2. RichardH

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    Regular DVD players (interlaced or progressive) will not output more than the 480 lines. Well, actually, it's 525 lines, but we only see 480.

    720 and 1080 are higher resolution formats for HDTV. I think 1080i is the actual HDTV spec, but stations could choose to broadcast in different formats to conserve bandwidth.

    Supposedly, in 5-10 years, HD-DVD will come out and we can buy all our DVDs again!
     
  3. Shanthi

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    Thanks Richard for the clarification.
     
  4. Guy Kuo

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    Along with buying all new HD DVD players and possibly new HD displays (to replace our current analog-in HD displays) which can accept an encrypted digital HD signal if things continue on their present course.
     

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