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HDTV LCD Question (About 1080p)

I am interested in the Toshiba 42" LCD HDTV (Model 42HL196). This HDTV is advertised as a 1080p HDTV. I went to the Toshiba website and looked at the specification sheet, and here is what it states:

Panel 1920 x 1080
Display 1080p
DNR 480i/480p/720p/1080i
MPEG DNR 480i/480p/720p/1080i

What does this mean? Is this a 1080p HDTV or not? As far as I know, 1080p can be viewed through an HDMI cable for Blu-ray DVDs or video games. 1080i is the highest signal available for broadcast television. I am not going to get a Blu-ray DVD player at the moment, but would like to take advantage of 1080p sometime in the future.


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Just some FYI. Do some reading at the link.

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Some more clarification...

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Thanks for the reply...I've read that article before. I guess I should have clarified a bit more.

1. CNET's specifications do not mention 1080p for this Toshiba. They only specify 1080i.
2. Toshiba's specifications states what I have posted up above.

So I just wanted to know whether or not this Toshiba is 1080p. Thanks!

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It will accept. . .

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a 1080P input and display a progressive signal. It will not upscale a 1080I to 1080P.

You might give Toshiba a holler for more details.

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It upscales to 1080p

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Finally got through to Toshiba. Apparently there was a snow storm in central Illinois, therefore the Customer Service department was temporarily closed. Here are the specifications for this LCD HDTV:

2 component video (accepts 1080i/720p/480p/480i signals)
2 HDMI digital audio/video inputs (accepts signals up to 1080i)

This HDTV will convert the signal to 1080p. So if I hook-up a Blu-ray DVD player, I will need to set it at 1080i. When the TV picks up this 1080i signal, it will convert it to 1080p internally.

Makes me wonder; a Blu-ray DVD player will only be useful to play HD-DVDs or Blu-ray DVDs. I can enjoy 1080p with an HDMI DVD player, since this HDTV will upscale it. If not, then the PS3 can always be used as a Blu-ray DVD player.

I'm going for it and buying this HDTV!

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747 TECH MORE ON 1080i AND 1080p

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I own a toshiba 72" d.l.p. set and have ordered a new blue ray player. any day now and I believe on a large screen size like mine the could be a tad difference between 1080I and P. I do know that when I watch Nothing but trailers on h.d. net in 1080I the picture is stunning better than 35m.m film quality. so 1080P may look better if thats possible HAVE FUN KEEPING THOSE AIRPLANES RUNNING GOOD STEWEEEEEE

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