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Old 10-20-2007, 12:04 PM
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Okay so i really want an hd dvd player but my hd tv only suppprts 1080i and i was looking at some movies on the site and it only said 1080p under them. I'm so confused will my tv not b able to play them someone please explain to me thanx.
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the xbox will downres the video to 1080i.

i wouldn't worry about it, just get it. and if you wait until tomorrow, you can get season 1 of heroes for free if you buy it at bestbuy.
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Old 10-20-2007, 03:44 PM
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I have one and love it. Like you, my TV doesn't do 1080p anyway, so that doesn't matter. It will look great.
I only bought the HD-A2 because I wanted a stand-alone and I could get the 5 free movies. (couldn't get them with the 360 drive when I bought it)

For the prices now though, you may want to look a an A2. You can get them for $200, and you won't have to rely on your 360 to watch movies.
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Old 10-20-2007, 04:00 PM
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For the prices now though, you may want to look a an A2. You can get them for $200, and you won't have to rely on your 360 to watch movies.
I second that... The A2 is less noisy, has better audio, and will still play movies when your 360 is off for repair... FOr the $20-$30 extra I would highly recommend it over the add-on...
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Old 10-20-2007, 05:25 PM
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Okay so i really want an hd dvd player but my hd tv only suppprts 1080i and i was looking at some movies on the site and it only said 1080p under them. I'm so confused will my tv not b able to play them someone please explain to me thanx.

Its simple! Your TV doesnt have enough pixels to display full 1080P!!! You can only get 1080P vi HDMI 1.2 or greater granting your source hddvd or BD player and TV are capable of outputting 1080P! I believe ALL HD and BD movies are encoded in 1080p
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Old 10-20-2007, 05:33 PM
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HDMI 1.0 can handle 1080P.

"HDMI 1.0
Released December 2002.

Single-cable digital audio/video connection with a maximum bitrate of 4.9 Gbit/s. Supports up to 165 Mpixel/s video (1080p60 Hz or UXGA) and 8-channel/192 kHz/24-bit audio.

[edit] HDMI 1.1
Released May 2004.

Added support for DVD Audio.

[edit] HDMI 1.2
Released August 2005.

Added support for One Bit Audio, used on Super Audio CDs, up to 8 channels.
Availability of HDMI Type A connector for PC sources.
Ability for PC sources to use native RGB color-space while retaining the option to support the YCbCr CE color space.
Requirement for HDMI 1.2 and later displays to support low-voltage sources.

[edit] HDMI 1.2a
Released December 2005.

Fully specifies Consumer Electronic Control (CEC) features, command sets, and CEC compliance tests.

[edit] HDMI 1.3
Released 22 June 2006.[6][7]

Increases single-link bandwidth to 340 MHz (10.2 Gbit/s)
Optionally supports 30-bit, 36-bit, and 48-bit xvYCC with Deep Color or over one billion colors, up from 24-bit sRGB or YCbCr in previous versions.
Incorporates automatic audio syncing (Audio video sync) capability.
Optionally supports output of Dolby TrueHD and DTS-HD Master Audio streams for external decoding by AV receivers.[8] TrueHD and DTS-HD are lossless audio codec formats used on HD DVDs and Blu-ray Discs. If the disc player can decode these streams into uncompressed audio, then HDMI 1.3 is not necessary, as all versions of HDMI can transport uncompressed audio.
Availability of a new mini connector for devices such as camcorders.[9]

[edit] HDMI 1.3a
Released 10 November 2006.[10]

Cable and Sink modifications for Type C
Source termination recommendation
Removed undershoot and maximum rise/fall time limits.
CEC capacitance limits changed
RGB video quantization range clarification
CEC commands for timer control brought back in an altered form, audio control commands added.
Concurrently released compliance test specification included.

[edit] HDMI 1.3b
Testing specification released 26 March 2007."

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Its simple! Your TV doesnt have enough pixels to display full 1080P!!! You can only get 1080P vi HDMI 1.2 or greater granting your source hddvd or BD player and TV are capable of outputting 1080P! I believe ALL HD and BD movies are encoded in 1080p
1080i and p have the exact same number of pixels. The only difference is 1080i redraws every other line 60 times a second, and 1080p redraws every line every time. And as aaronwt pointed out, any version of HDMI is capable of outputting 1080p.
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720p is okay, 1080i looks very nice and 1080 looks remarkable but I don't see a huge difference between 1080i and 1080p. I got the 360 add on and it is very nice on my sharp 1080i hdtv and even though the movies state 1080p on the back of the box they still look pretty good quality and it is HD
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I have actually decided to sell my add-on. $100 shipped.

http://forums.highdefdigest.com/showthread.php?t=22170

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