quick question.....

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  1. CarmineP

    CarmineP Auditioning

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    ok if i understand correctly, true hi-def resolution is 1920x720? now my question, provided i have a hi-def source, is my sony xbr400 capable of reproducing true hi-def?

    thanks for the help guys.
    Carmine
     
  2. Jack Briggs

    Jack Briggs Executive Producer

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    Your XBR can accept and display 1080i high-def signals and 480p standard-def signals. However, no consumer direct-view set can display all the lines of resolution in a 1080i high-def image. For that matter, very few RPTVs can either.

    The culprit, in your case, is Sony's "aperture grill," which simply prohibits it from displaying all the information the 1080i source signal may contain. If it were constructed in such a way as to allow all 1080 interlaced lines to pass through, the picture would be way too dark.

    Essentially, though, you can tell people you have a high def-capable set.
     
  3. Michael TLV

    Michael TLV THX Video Instructor/Calibrator

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    Greetings

    There are many many specs for HD ... 18 formats ...

    most common are 1080i ... 1920 x 1080

    and 720p ... 1280 x 720

    regards
     
  4. CarmineP

    CarmineP Auditioning

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    thanks guys, i appreciate the quick responses.
     

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