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HD DVD 1080i VS 1080p ???

Discussion in 'HD DVD discussion' started by andywo, Dec 1, 2007.

  1. andywo

    andywo Member

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    Can anybody help me?? I just purchased a philips DVD player product DVP5960 that supposedly plays HD DVD. The product did not come with a HDMI cable so I purchased one seperatly. I then purchased the HD DVD 300 and it would not recognise the disc the player was reading 'no disc' After a bit of research I realised the player is compatible with 720p and 1080i and the DVD was 1080p will this dvd player play normal HD DVDs (1080p) or are there any HD DVDs that I can get hold of that are compatible (720p/1080i) or am I missing something??????????
     
  2. vamsilak

    vamsilak Regular member

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    first thing
    it doesn't matter whats the resolution of the movie(ina way yes if u like the top of the spec's)
    even though ur player isn't 1080p
    it will downgrade to the players spec (downgrade- don't scare not in a bad way good way)

    now if its dvd player hddvd won't play
    u have to have hddvd player
    now if its both formats
    u need to flip the disc
     
  3. error5

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    The Philips DVP5960 does not play HD DVD's that's why it doesn't recognize the disc. It plays regular DVD's and upconverts them to 1080i.

    http://www.amazon.com/Philips-DVP5960-Player-Upscaling-direct/dp/B000G18DR0

    To play HD DVD's you need to get one of the Toshiba HD DVD players or, if you have an XBox 360, the MS HD DVD add-on.

    http://www.amazon.com/b/ref=amb_lin..._rd_t=101&pf_rd_p=316757701&pf_rd_i=193642011

    However, the 300 HD DVD is what's called a Combo Format disc:

    http://www.amazon.com/300-Combo-HD-...=sr_1_24?ie=UTF8&s=dvd&qid=1196515272&sr=1-24

    The reverse side of the disc is a regular DVD. Just flip the disc over to Side B and it should play in your Philips.
     

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