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Sony Grand Wega Model KF-42WE610 1080i

by ryanmorrison1341 / December 27, 2007 1:11 AM PST

I have a Sony Grand Wega Model KF-42WE610 that has the highest resolution as 1080i. Is there a way to get it to broadcast at 1080p, or do I need a new TV to do that?


Ryan

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When it's a 1080i set, 1080i is the max it will do as
by NM_Bill / December 27, 2007 2:34 AM PST

resolution. Even if you connect a 1080p device or try to play a high definition DVD such as BluRay, your TV will convert the 1080p signal down to 1080i. Unless you have a serious urge to keep state of the art, it isw really meaningless as you have to concentrate hard to tell the difference in the two signals.

If I were tso buy a new HDTV now, considering the damage it would do the the family budget, I would save some credit card debt interest & shop for a 720p set which gives like 90+% of what people pay so much more or in a 1080 set. Likewise, at six feet from a 50" screen it is quite hard to tell the diference between a 720 siganl & a 1080 signal.

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Thanks. Does HDMI connectivity make any difference
by ryanmorrison1341 / December 27, 2007 4:23 AM PST

... in the resolution?

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Nope. HDMI is just the cable that carries the combined video
by NM_Bill / December 27, 2007 5:31 AM PST

& audio. It is the more modern technology form way to do it. Theoretically HDMI has the potential to convey the best performance. Their are implementation glitches & so in tests, component style connections have provided better results more than 50% of the time. In time, the new technology will be implemented better.

But if you read the ad specs for sets, they are specifically listed as to what maximum resolution they can do, such as 720p, 1080i, & 1080p.

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