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Andrew Grall

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It displays all signals as 720p, I believe. It accepts 480i, 480p, 720p, and 1080i at the very least.

The actual "resolution" of the set is 1386 x 788.
 

Nate Haley

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If it converts all signals to 720p, why do 1080i signals look way better than 720p signals on this TV?
 

Elinor

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How does it "display all signals as 720p"?

It is a fixed pixel display at 788p. That is what it displays.
 

Andrew Grall

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Well, yes, it is technically 788p. I think some of that "resolution" is part of the overscan range though... Or I could be understanding that wrong...
 

Elinor

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I don't think that's right. Sony RP-LCDs convert all incoming signals to 788p. Sony believes the extra pixels make for extra sharpness. Otherwise, they would just use 720p panels like Panasonic and Hitachi.

I'm not saying I agree with Sony, btw. Personally I found the Panasonic picture sharper, but these things are always in the eye of the beholder and very dependent upon signal feed, calibration, etc.
 

Nate Haley

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So, does anyone have any idea why the 1080i signal looks so much better than the 720p signal. It can't just be the extra 68 lines..??..
 

Richard_T

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So look guys and girls, The wife and I are really looking at this TV along with the Panasonic PT-60DL54. If you had the choice, which would you pick? Why? I know about this rainbow effect everyone is talking about with the DLP TVs but, first I've never seen this phenomenon and second I've been told the Panasonics are really good at making it not so noticeable. The Sony on the other hand is an LCD and doesn't suffer with this problem but kind of has a problem with black levels from what I've seen. Not terribly but it's just more food for thought. Anyway, help a brother out!
 

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