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1080p or 720p > 1080i

Discussion in 'TVs' started by analogman, Jun 29, 2004.

  1. analogman

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    Apologies if this has been asked before but a search found nothing.

    All the WMVHD material appears to be either 720p or 1080p.
    I am contemplating buying a second user projector whose only HD option is 1080i. Can it play 1080p (with orr without loss of resolution) or will it need to be converted. Indeed, can it be converted? I will also aquire an i-scan pro with the projector, can this be used at all? Thanks for any thoughts.
     
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    What's the model of projector ?
     
  3. analogman

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    I know that the projector itself can only handle 1080i, it is a Seleco SVD-500.
    The question is can 1080p be converted to 1080i, or is 1080p source handled directly by the projector as if it were 1080i and half the frames ignored? Thanks in advance for you ideas and comments.
     
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    The Iscan Pro can be used with that projector. It cannot be used to do anything with the HD content.

    I am unsure how HTPC's deal with WMHD material in those formats. I'd expect they could be downscaled and output at a more Seleco500 friendly 600P ish resolution.

    If I were you however and I was going CRT I'd look at a much better device for playing back higher resolution material. Something like a s/h 8" unit..Barco808, NEC9PG orXG110 or Marquee7500/85000 ish.

    Gordon
     

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