Toshiba xxH81 540p upconversion solution?

jeff peterson

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You may or may not know that this year's Toshiba 16x9 sets upconvert all inputs to 540p. Some say it causes a softening of the picture.

I understand that if you're running an HTPC, you can set the output to 1080i which, as I understand it, would be native to the set (since it's a multiple of 540).

So, it the information about the HTPC is true, why hasn't any manufacturer put out a standalone DVD player with selectable output? Wouldn't that solve all out problems?
 

JohnnyG

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You could also feed the set 540p to bypass the sets line doubling since 540p looks exactly the same to the TV as 1080i.

I read in one of the A/V magazines just this morning that Samsung (if I remember correctly) will be releasing a DVD player with both 720p and 1080i output.
 

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