Tosh57hdx - how does it process HDTV?

Discussion in 'Archived Threads 2001-2004' started by Doug Smith, Mar 12, 2003.

  1. Doug Smith

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    I recently bought a 57" Toshiba, and have run it through my HDTV cable box. Some programming (especially PBS) is unbelievable looking, and I am assuming its being broadcast in 1080i. Other stuff is less great looking. I am wondering how the T.V. processes this? Its beiput in widescreen alright - its in "natural" mode and the screen i up - but the picture is not specatacular looking. Is it downgrading i to 480i?
     
  2. Craig Robertson

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    the better looking PBS stuff is actual HD, the poorer looking is probably only SD or Standard Definition or was originally SD and is being upconverted for broadcast to HD.
    of the 18 digital formats available for broadcast, only 720p and 1080i are considered HD.
     
  3. Doug Smith

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    Ok - so what is stuff like Dragent, Becker, My Big Fat Greek Life, Everybody Loves Raymond, and CSI broadcast in? Cause its widescreen but not PBS in quality. Mind you the past playoff football games looked pretty good.
     

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