[mythtv-users] Adventures in HDTV - Notes from the trenches

Yeechang Lee ylee at pobox.com
Mon Dec 19 02:26:14 EST 2005

Steve Adeff <adeffs at gmail.com> says:
> no HDTV currently accepts 1080p input.

Not many do, but there are some and more such models are coming out
each week; the Magnolia Audio/Video I visited last week was
highlighting their selection of them. Now, there are a few caveats:

* No readily-available source of 1080p content other than computers
  (including MythTV, natch). Not cable, not over-the-air broadcasts,
  not videogames. It's likely HD-DVD and Blu-Ray (including the
  PlayStation 3) will carry 1080p content, though.
* TVs that take 1080p input will sometimes restrict them to only a
  given input port while others only do 1080i.
* Some models that claim to do true 1080p, like a certain Sceptre 37",
  will internally convert to 1080i then convert back to 1080p, or pull
  some other tricks. Others, like a Westinghouse 37", is said to be
  true 1080p all the way.

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