xbr450 1080i true resolution?

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  1. StephenP

    StephenP Stunt Coordinator

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    I am curious about the new xbr series. I am trying to pick between the 36xbr450 and a 16:9 rptv. I play a fair number of videogames, and my room has a fair amount of sunlight. Anyway, I am wondering what the true resolution of the Sony is in 1080i 16:9 mode. I would pick the Sony over a 16:9 direct view because it's 16:9 image is about the same as a 34" widescreen anyway. Can anyone answer this question and help me choose? I keep going back and forth between direct view and rptvs since 16:9 is the way of the future. If the Sony can display the full 1080i resolution in a 16:9 window,(which I do not believe it can) this will just about seal the deal. I will still wait to see the 50H81, but I'm getting tired of 16:9 on my 27" Toshiba quickly!! Any xbr owners want to help me out?
     
  2. Michael TLV

    Michael TLV THX Video Instructor/Calibrator

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    IF we discount overlapping of scan lines in 1080i mode ... expect the resolution of the TV to be in the order of :
    700 x 1080i = 756,000 pixels. (Less in real life closer to 670,000 pixels)
    RPTV in same price range is likely over 1,000,000 pixels.
    At least 1000 x 1080i = 1,080,000 pixels. Give or take.
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    But...I believe the Sony's picture would still be as good or possibly better since the RPTV has to display those extra pixels over a larger viewing area which would make it a wash. Right?
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