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HD players w/ 720p LCD TV and 1080p formats HELP, PLEASE!

by b.hbrt9 / December 16, 2007 11:26 AM PST

So I own a 720P LCD TV. It's a cheaper polaroid from walmart, but I have just a few questions. What player is better off? I know this:
HDA2 - DTS audio
HDA3 - DD 5.1
DTS is better? My father wants to buy one. Which should he buy? If not one of these, which model of another brand for a good price? All I want to do is be able to get a great picture with SD and HD movies and play audio CD's that will sound nice. I already have a Top of the Line monster HDMI. Already had problems in the past, realizing the PS3 and blue ray play only in 1080p format, which didn't work for my TV so I returned that. Hope you guys can help

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by albeach55 / December 16, 2007 1:07 PM PST

Not sure about which HD-DVD player is best, but you were misinformed about the capabilities of the PS3. It will output at any standard or high definition resolution (480i/p, 720p, 1080i/p).

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by stuntman_mike / December 17, 2007 5:51 AM PST
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albeach55. The PS3 has 3 different resolutions that can be checked or unchecked (the 480 setting is greyed out and must remain checked at a minimum) to fit your TV and preference.

You can uncheck 1080p and 1080i, which will force the PS3 to output at 720p. Or you can uncheck 1080p and 720p and force the PS3 to output in 1080i.

If I were you, I would get the PS3 again. It is a great buy for a HD player and has the added bonus of playing games, browsing the net, and streaming media from your PC to your TV.

Good luck

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