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

Jarod Wilson jarod at wilsonet.com
Mon Dec 19 03:28:02 EST 2005

On Sunday 18 December 2005 23:26, Yeechang Lee wrote:
> Steve Adeff <adeffs at gmail.com> says:
> > no HDTV currently accepts 1080p input.

Somebody beat me to the "BS!" call... ;)

> 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.

I have said Westinghouse 37" TV, and it most definitely does accept and 
display a GORGEOUS 1080p signal (from a GeForce 6200's DVI port).

Jarod Wilson
jarod at wilsonet.com
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