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  • Magnum50
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    OMG... 1080P...sweet...

    WOW... just got my new HDTV (Samsung 50in DLP, 1080P) delivered... my old Samsung was a 48 inch DLP, but only maxed at 760P, so as any addicted tech guy, I upgraded...

    Let me tell you...SWEET... the HD cable, the Xbox 360 games only go up to 1080i, but the TV upconverts to 1080P...and again WOW... the future is good... played R6: Vegas, GoW, and NFS Carbon with my new Shelby Mustang on the 360...incredible...wish I could share screenshots or videos with you...working on that. lol

    Was going to wait till march (birthday) for a Blue Ray, but I just may not be able to. ;)

    Now My TV has a computer DVI input...I may attempt it later, but so I understand that the computer will display at the 1080 resolution right?

  • Nikolas
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    720i, 1080i, 720p, and 1080p refer to broadcast resolutions, not display (for lack of a better word) resolutions. A display has a known number of pixels, typically 1080x1920 or 720x1280.

    There isn't really any such thing as a "1080i" or "1080p" display. It's just 1080.

    Now, all of that being said, a 1080p feed on a 1080 display looks amazing. And a 1080i feed on a 1080 display will look amazing as well :]

    Congrats on your new screen, Magnum! Oh, and if you're going to go with Blu-Ray, might as well get a PS3 - might be a tough sell to the wife though, eh?

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  • Wimpinator
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    "One of the resolution specs used in the HDTV. 1080i stands for resolution of 1920x1080 pixels and the magic little 'i' means that the video is being interlaced. Other common HDTV resolutions are 720i and 720p."

    From this page: http://www.afterdawn.com/glossary/terms/1080i.cfm

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  • Nikolas
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    What resolution does a 1080i television display?

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  • Wimpinator
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    No I never tried the antenna. There were only a handful of OTA HD channels at the time and it didn't seem like it was worth the hassle. I'm kicking myself now :)

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  • fldash
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    FYI, when I say OTA, I'm talking about thru an antenna like CingularDuality mentioned. It's free and it's great.

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  • CingularDuality
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    Originally posted by Wimpinator View Post
    Yeah unfortunately it took me 4 years to get motivated to get HD cable. Also there are only 15 channels on my cable provider that are in HD.
    Have you tried using an antenna to pick up HD broadcasts? That was one of the main selling points of HDTV!

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  • fldash
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    Also there are only 15 channels on my cable provider that are in HD.
    Same. Between the HD stations the cable company offers and those I pickup OTA, I get CBS, ABC, NBC, FOX, OETA, Discovery, INHD, Fox Sports, ESPN1 and 2, and some random channels I never watch except for the Cox channel that has sports on it occassionally. I'll be fully happy once Comedy Central goes HD but I don't think it's offered yet.

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  • Wimpinator
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    For future reference this is WIMPINATOR talking ;)

    Yeah unfortunately it took me 4 years to get motivated to get HD cable. Also there are only 15 channels on my cable provider that are in HD.

    Originally posted by fldash View Post
    Are you telling me you didn't use HD cable service with your 1080i set? That's ridiculous. I have the HD cable service with the HDMI cable and the picture is completely awe-inspiring. I never watch anything not broadcast in HD. That said, I've been to the stores and have seen 1080i vs 1080p and the difference isn't enough for me to crap my pants over. So I'm guessing you really did only watch an analog signal on your old television.

    As far as BR vs HD-DVD, I was just voicing an opinion. You very well may be right that Bluray will win the format war. Perhaps they'll both be successful and we'll see dual format players? As of now, I'm perfectly happy watching upconverted DVD's.

    http://www.engadget.com/2005/09/19/b...on-s-division/

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  • fldash
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    lol :) Wow. How did Wimpinator get that message in there... I thought it was just me and Magnum going back and forth. I had no idea someone else had posted. I'm an idiot.

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  • CingularDuality
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    Misunderstandings can be quite amusing sometimes! :row__523:

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  • icky
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    Originally posted by fldash View Post
    Sorry Magnum, in one of your posts you said:
    I just upgraded to the HD service via my cable company and it is awesome. How on earth did I watch the old grainy sets before?
    Is that so? Are you sure it wasn't someone else?


    Originally posted by Wimpinator View Post
    I have owned a 42" Mitsubishi 1080i wide screen projection for around 4 years now. I just upgraded to the HD service via my cable company and it is awesome. How on earth did I watch the old grainy sets before?

    :D LOL :D

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  • fldash
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    Good point War.mongeR. ;)

    Sorry Magnum, in one of your posts you said:
    I just upgraded to the HD service via my cable company and it is awesome. How on earth did I watch the old grainy sets before?
    I took that to mean that you did that when you got your new set, because I know there isn't a bit of grain watching HD at either 720P or 1080i on my set thru my cable companies HD service.

    I'll shutup and leave you alone now. ;)

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  • War.mongeR1
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    Have you considered the HD-DVD add-on for your 360? I've heard it's pretty good. It's only $200. Then get your blu-ray in march. Why not have both? Hehe.

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  • Magnum50
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    OK, this is getting boring, lol... of course I had HD cable and using a HDMI cable, and playing 360 games at the max 920P...but now i can max out at 1080P...and still a different to me.

    over and out.

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