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1080i TV and an 1080p HD DVD

by srodito / April 20, 2007 12:48 AM PDT

What level of quality am I getting when I hook up my Xbox 360 HD DVD player to my 1080i plasma and play a 1080p DVD? Am I only getting 480p?!!!

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If your playing a standard DVD 480p it is!.
by jcrobso / April 20, 2007 1:00 AM PDT

The HDTV will display it as 1080i after upscalling. John

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Not so for me - can you help ?
by Prandy / May 15, 2007 3:23 AM PDT
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by stewart norrie / April 20, 2007 6:13 AM PDT

I own the blue ray stand alone plater your PS-3 should basically work the same as mine. YOU MUST use a h.d.m.i. cable from player to t.v then go to your PS-3 set menue it will show up on your t.v. screen go into options and you will find all the different outputs from 480 all the way up to 1080P set the option to auto The picture should look stunning And for a good test buy or rent the new Casino Real james bond movie you will wet yourself ha ha. I also would ask you to try a standard d.v.d. movie for me and post back and let me know what the picture quality is? I get a horrible picture with my standard d.v.ds and dont know if there is a problem with my unit or not thank you stewee

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player only does 1080i
by DustinJohnson / April 20, 2007 9:56 AM PDT

your xbox-360 HDDVD drive only outputs in 1080i unless you use a VGA cable out to Magnolia Home Theater, and we hear this question a thousand times a day. If you do manage to get a 1080p signal going to your TV (say from the new Toshiba HD-XA2 HDDVD player, then your TV will downconvert to 1080i. The movies are encoded in 1080p, but only if the player can support playing them that way. Also, the new xbox360 elite, will support 1080p video games through HDMI.

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by stewart norrie / April 21, 2007 3:30 AM PDT
In reply to: player only does 1080i

Just fired up my new Sony BDP-S1 Running h.d.m.i. straight to my Toshiba 72HM195 d.l.p. set. and audio to amp using optical cable. Blue ray movies look beautiful 79m.m. quality very happy BUT standard d.v.ds look horrible granny and blurry I have tried everything changed all the settings even tried componit hook up The player I had before I bought the Sony was a Denon 2910/955 with the same h.d.m.i. hook up and standard d.v.d.s looked great I hate to buy another player just to watch standard d.v.d.s but the way it is now all my d.v.d. movies are useless So if you could please please help me and post back thank you from the bottom of my heart stewe

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by srodito / April 30, 2007 5:26 AM PDT
In reply to: player only does 1080i

The Xbox 360 player says that it does 1080p. There is a setting for it in the menu. I guess that I am just concerned that I wasted money since the DVD says 1080p and not 1080i. Any thoughts?

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by stewart norrie / April 30, 2007 7:11 AM PDT
In reply to: Dustin

I have the blue ray player and yes there is a tin tiny improvement in the 1080P blue ray Vs my 1080I satellite system BUT my display is 72" The only system that you may an improvement would be a hi-end front projector with a huge screen stewee

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by hyghwayman / May 15, 2007 5:28 AM PDT
In reply to: Dustin

The Xbox 360 can output videos games up to 1080p and SD DVD's to 480p over component cables (some HDTV wont except a 1080p signal over component) the add on HD DVD player will output 1080p via HDMI or VGA only not over component cables.

So if your set up looks like this ( HD DVD player, Xbox 360, component cable, HDTV) then the res would be 480p

If you set up is (HD DVD player, Xbox 360, HDMI or VGA, HDTV) then the res would be 1080p.

The maximum available resolutions for your set depend on how you connect it to your Xbox 360:
Connection**Games*HD DVD*DVD

(*) Upscaled from 480p

Hope this helps,

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