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Old 03-05-2007, 05:56 PM
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I have the Toshiba A2 HD-DVD connected to a 3 year old Samsung DLP. Due to handshaking issues (which firmware 1.3 did not correct) I can only get 720p via HDMI cable....or 1080i via monster cable components. Which will yield the better quality?...need opinions please...

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Old 03-05-2007, 05:58 PM
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definitely 1080i

i've tried different settings and 1080i looks much better than 720p for HD-DVD.

for watching DVDs with upconversion on these outstanding hd-A2 model, 1080i owns 720p as well.

keep your HDMI for anything, but ps3 or bluray players

EDIT: native resolutions look best.

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Old 03-05-2007, 07:04 PM
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definitely 1080i

i've tried different settings and 1080i looks much better than 720p for HD-DVD.

for watching DVDs with upconversion on these outstanding hd-A2 model, 1080i owns 720p as well.

keep your HDMI for anything, but ps3 or bluray players
That interesting cause I seriously can not tell the difference between 720p and 1080i on my 50" plasma, and I've tried, so, I just went with my native resolution (720p).
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Old 03-05-2007, 08:19 PM
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Most TVs should not have a problem displaying 1080i, so quality should be just a s good as the 'native' 720p. I personally like 1080i, just because I have a excellent Hitachi Plasma and the video processor outputs amazing quality over 1080i. It really all depends on the video processor.

For a decent TV, stick with 720p since nothing will have to be de-interlaced.
For a good TV go with 1080i since you will notice the increase resolution and you should not notice interlacing because your TV will take care of that.
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Old 03-06-2007, 01:04 AM
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My mitsu 720p 52" dlp does a better job showing 1080i for hd material but better on 720p for dvds.
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Old 03-06-2007, 10:07 AM
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Most TVs should not have a problem displaying 1080i, so quality should be just a s good as the 'native' 720p. I personally like 1080i, just because I have a excellent Hitachi Plasma and the video processor outputs amazing quality over 1080i. It really all depends on the video processor.

For a decent TV, stick with 720p since nothing will have to be de-interlaced.
For a good TV go with 1080i since you will notice the increase resolution and you should not notice interlacing because your TV will take care of that.
How do you know how good your video processor is? I have a 50" Philips plasma and literally going back and forth produced zero difference. So, the better the processor, the better 1080i is?
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thanks for the replies...I think I will stick with the monster components for now....the image appears sharper then the 720p HDMI..
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Old 03-08-2007, 05:55 PM
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I wonder if there will be another firmware update past 1.3 so that I can attain 1080i thru HDMI...
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Old 03-08-2007, 06:26 PM
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If your TV is 720p native (as is mine), you shouldn't notice a difference when it's fed a 1080i signal because the TV down converts the signal to 720. However I'm not sure if 1080i gets down converted to 720i or p.
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Old 03-14-2007, 07:55 PM
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I have a question about this kinda.

Right now my tv is a Toshiba 36 inch HDTV CRT with one HDMI input.(plan on getting a Samsung 50in 1080p DLP)
I want to get a new reciver, and looking into the Pioneer VSX1016TX since it also has 2(or 3) HDMI input/output.
Now IF the X360 gets this new upgraded black console with the HDMI, and I plan on getting a the phillips BDR player aswell.

How do I go about hooking everything up so I don't have a mess of cables?

*Sorry if this is in the wrong thread or what have you but doing research on this stuff and I want to do it right*
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