[mythtv-users] 5200 or 6200

Lonnie Borntreger myth at borntreger.com
Tue Jan 23 23:50:50 UTC 2007

On Tue, 2007-01-23 at 16:14 -0500, Jarod Wilson wrote:
> Kirk Bocek wrote:
> > Jarod, I somehow got the impression when reading your HD guide and others,
> > that 1080i and 1080p are *not* the same thing as vertical resolution on a PC.
> > That's why I asked the question.
> Ah, okay. No, they're the same thing. If you're truly pushing a set at 
> 1080p, you're running a 1920x1080, progressive-scan resolution. Now, you 
> *can* run lower resolutions inside the same timings as a higher 
> resolution to combat overscan issues, so I see where the confusion comes 
> from, but no, I'm running straight-up 1920x1080p, which fits the display 
> perfectly (the beauty of a purely digital DVI connection).
> > Most of the HD screens I've looked at top out the vertical PC resolution
> > they'll accept at 768.
> In which case, you're likely powering the set with something like a 
> 1366x768 progressive-scan mode (which is what the smaller HDTV in my 
> bedroom takes. :)


I'm thinking that someday I might actually get a HDTV capable set.
However, with all the DRM crap that is coming into vogue, I'm afraid of
getting something that won't "trust" my frontend, and will end up with a
crappy display. Could you let me know what TVs you have that are working
so nicely?

Lonnie Borntreger

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