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720p or 1080i for HD DVD

Discussion in 'HD DVD discussion' started by kevroman, Jan 30, 2007.

  1. kevroman

    kevroman Member

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    I have an LCD tv, that goes up to 1080i. I have the xbox 360 HD add on, I was wandering if it is better to watch HD movies in 720p or 1080i? Thanks in advance
     
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    depends on the tv. probably 1080i.
     
  3. diabolos

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    Set it to 1080i and let your tv do the rest.

    Ced
     
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    You'd want to set your display at the highest progressive setting that it will go - so the answer is 720p.
     
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    I agree with Ced. For HD-DVD set your output as close as possible to the source - in this case 1080i - and let your TV do the scaling/deinterlacing. You want the machine - in this case the XBox 360 - to do as little as possible to the source signal from the HD-DVD drive. Let your HDTV do the hard work since it will most likely do a better job than the console.
     
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    personally, i don't see why people want 1080i/p. do people enjoy watching film grains? 720p is better than 1080i cause it's progressive. i can't live with interlaced. for games, 720p is also better because 720p allow more detail to the game. otherwise, games look so bland.
     
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    Switching from 1080i/p to 720p will not remove film grain. Film grain is present because:

    1. That's the way the director wanted it OR
    2. It's present in the Master or the Source of the encode.

    AND - your system is transparent to the source.

    Anyway we're not talking of games here. The OP specifically asked about HD-DVD and Ced's statement is still correct:

     
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