How do Pio Plasma's accept 1080p?

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  1. FliLow06

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    Hey guys, I've found some pretty good info on here, so here's my first post. I'm wondering what exactly are the Pioneer plasma's doing when they accept a 1080p signal, as per Pio's website (Ability to Accept a 1080p/24Hz Signal). Is it "downconverting" the signal? I'm a little confused...

    I ask because I'm going to be getting a Pio 4270 in the near future and will be hooking it up to a 360 which of course has the options to choose 720p, 1080i or 1080p. I have a friend with the Pio 5070 and he runs his 360 at 1080p and it looks incredible. What would be the best signal to use?
     
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    Yes, of course it is.

    Your 42 and 50 only have 1024x768 and 1366x768 pixels, so they can't display 1920x1080 natively.
    Which is best is entirely subjective and dependent upon the source type.
    Games consoles - 720p is as much as you'll need on one of these panels.
    Movies - period dramas - 1080p may provide a bit more detail.
    Action packed stuff - 720p
     
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    So, in the process of "downconverting" does the 1080p signal become more similar to 720p or 1080i? I guess what I'm trying to ask is what does the 1080p signal default to?
     
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    It defaults to whatever the actual res of the screen is (actually a little more cos of overscan)

    1080p is worth trying first. Some games don't generate frames at that resolution anyway so they draw 720p, the xbox will upscale and the TV will scale it back down again to 1024x768.

    In short, I think it'll look much the same either way (720p or 1080p) - you should use 1080p or 1080i for HD DVDs though.

    That's all if you're using component. If you're using the VGA cable, try 1024x768 too, although I think the Pioneer overscans it anyway so it won't give a 1:1 pixel match.
     

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