[mythtv-users] suggestions for pci-e nvidia 6xxx for 1080p?

Brad DerManouelian myth at dermanouelian.com
Wed Sep 20 15:46:36 UTC 2006

On Sep 20, 2006, at 8:34 AM, Brian Wood wrote:

> On Sep 20, 2006, at 9:26 AM, Brad DerManouelian wrote:
>> Oh.. and I'm using this on a Westinghouse 42" 1080p display and
>> running at full 1080p res. Honestly, I don't see a difference between
>> 1080i and 1080p.
> That might depend on your source material. A lot of it was originally
> 1080i and was converted to progressive scan, in which case you
> probably wouldn't see much difference.
> With true 1080p material you should see fewer motion artifacts and an
> overall better picture if your equipment can truly present a good
> 1080p display.
> A lot of sources, especially in smaller markets, are just
> upconverting SD material and calling it "HD", in which case you get
> all of the original problems plus conversion artifacts. This is what
> happens when the government mandates a conversion to digital.

Good point. I've probably only ever seen 1080i on my display. I can  
definitely tell the difference between up-converted SD and real HD  
source material. I'm glad I'm ready for the 1080p content when it  
becomes more readily available.

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