Basic question - 1368 * 768 resolution and 1080i

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    Sorry if this sounds a silly question, but I heard that the 32 inch Toshiba WLT66 supports 1080i resolution but it's only got an advertised resolution of 1368 *768 so how does that work then?? I thought you needed an 1920 * 1080 to support 1080??

    also, does anyone know if the Philips 32 inch 7531 support the 1080i resolution?

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    Hi AFCChris, you are indeed correct in thinking the WLT66 & also the WL66 for that matter, support the 1080i resolution. Mind you, this doesn't mean you will be able to view the full 1920 x 1080 detail. Basically, the HD-Ready Spec demands that the device, (TV, Blue Ray, dvd, etc), has to accept the following inputs (or outputs if it's a source):-

    1280 x 720 @ 50Hz or 60Hz for Component and HDMI Progressive (720P)
    1920 x 1080 @ 50 Hz or 60Hz for Component and HDMI Interlaced (1080i)

    As the Tosh res is 1366 x 768 (not a PC type Vesa Standard,(Video Electronics Standards Association)), it will scale down a 1080 image to the native res of the screen, which is 768. With a 720p signal it will scale up (a bit) to fill the screen.

    I doubt if you will gain any benefit from watching 1080i on a 768 screen, but with some games consoles, i.e. Xbox 360, users have posted that especially with the wlt68, 1080i has a slight edge on PQ.

    It can get a bit confusing with the integration of (originally) PC equipment and
    consumer electronics kit, as there is still some way to go before everything just works properly with everything else. Until that time, there will be issues with different non-standard resolutions and systems.

    Saying all that, I'm sure you'll be happy with 720P unless you sit a couple of feet away from the screen. Hope this helps,

    Pete.
     
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    Hi Pete

    Thanks a million for the comprehensive explaination!

    Don't suppose you know if the Philips 32PL7531D supports it?

    Cheers

    Chris
     
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    Hi AFCChris, sorry, don't have any info on the Philips, but here's a link to it on their site: http://www.consumer.philips.com/consumer/catalog/tree/TV_GR_GB_CONSUMER/FLAT_TV_CA_GB_CONSUMER/product/32PF7531D_10_GB_CONSUMER/catalog.jsp?language=en&country=GB&catalogType=CONSUMER&proxybuster=YQQTYZUXQOG0LJ0RMRESHP3HKFSEKI5P!

    All the best, Pete.:hiya:
     
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    If it has an official HD Ready sticker then yes by definition it does.
     

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