1080p v 1080i

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#1

Hi

I have just bought a Panasonic DMR-EX78 DVD HDD recorder which I have connected up to my Samsung LE32 (HD Ready) LCD TV.

In order to upscale existing DVDs, I have attached an HDMI cable. However, when I try and select a resolution in the Panasonic’s menu, 1080p is greyed out. I’m presuming that this is because the Samsung does not support 1080p. The Panasonic manual seems to suggest that I should select 1080p (which I can’t do), so I have selected 1080i instead.

As a beginner to all this, I’m not clear what the difference (if any), is and whether or not I will still benefit from upscaled DVDs having selected 1080i. Am I missing something?

Many thanks for any help or advice.


#2

If your monitor does not support 1080p, then you have to send it 1080i. If it’s a 720p monitor, then send it 720p. Try all the different settings and see what you like best. You may even find that 480 looks best. Keep in mind that your monitor scales all inputs to its native resolution.


#3

1080p = 1920x1080 complete frames
1080i = 1920x1080 interlaced (1/2) frames - interlaced does rows 1,3,5,7 … 1077, 1079 then the even rows (looks crap for any fast moving scenes).
720p = 1280x720 complete frames.

1080p is the best, obviously.

If you can’t use full HD, then you can use 1080i for low-action movies, but for anything with any level of movement 720p will be better.


#4

[QUOTE=HamptonCaught;2155165]Hi

I have just bought a Panasonic DMR-EX78 DVD HDD recorder which I have connected up to my Samsung LE32 (HD Ready) LCD TV.

In order to upscale existing DVDs, I have attached an HDMI cable. However, when I try and select a resolution in the Panasonic’s menu, 1080p is greyed out. I’m presuming that this is because the Samsung does not support 1080p. The Panasonic manual seems to suggest that I should select 1080p (which I can’t do), so I have selected 1080i instead.

As a beginner to all this, I’m not clear what the difference (if any), is and whether or not I will still benefit from upscaled DVDs having selected 1080i. Am I missing something?

Many thanks for any help or advice.[/QUOTE]
I doubt there are many 32" sets that feature 1080p. I would guess yours is 720p.