Discussion in 'Plasma TVs' started by bigval, Apr 1, 2005.
How and where do I find this setting on this panel?
what do you mean? to watch 1080i? ie from modded Xbox or Euro1080tv?
Bit of a double post, let the other one die perhaps. It's a S97 Panasonic (oops) DVD player. So what happens when you set this res on the player Bigval? Is it just a blank screen? Personally I think I'd stick with 576p. Really the thing is not adding any information, it's only sending what's on the disc. Even with Harry potter, it can't magically 'make the picture high definition'. To get a serious improvement by doing this you need a much better scaling operation done than by a mid price dvd player. The main point though, is if you do send 1080i and get it to work, you are making the player scale from 576 to 1080, then making the screen scale from 1080 to 480. Try on your calculator dividing 10 by Pi then re multipying. Do you get the same answer? Only very smart calculators do this correctly, and forgive me here, neither your player nor your screen is the sharpest knife in the drawer on this, but IMHO the screen would win the battle of the scalers over that DVD, let it do the work. On the LG the scaling is not bad, as plasmas go.
Nonetheless, it's interesting you can't seem to get 1080 to work, I assume you've enabled it on the player? You don't usually have to tell a display what signal to look for, it should autodetect, like it will on YUV with a multi region DVD player. Try 720p too, let us know. The LG owners need to know too, it increases the knowlege base. If the Panny DVD and the LG don't fall in love with each other, that's what the forum is for, so other LG owners know, and choose a different player. This does just happen sometimes. The S97 is a good match for a PW on DVI, but many other DVI players fall by the wayside with Pannys on DVI they are a notorious pain in the butt on digital.
You are right, I am not the sharpest knife in the draw when it comes to this. If I was I wouldnt be asking.
Anyway, I cant even find the option for 1080i.
Will have to keep messing and get one of those calibration dvd things.
the screen should select 1080 on it's own.
1) if you are correctly feeding a 1080 signal
2) if the display can show this resolution
Bigval, I said nothing about you not being etc!!! You don't need a calibration disc, you need to RTFM on the DVD, find out how to really send 1080i. 'Fraid it would not surprise me if LG were optimistic on the signal compatiblility. Any LG owners reading who have got 1080i to work? Happy to be wrong here, I've never tried this. I got some funny results at 720p, hit or miss, sometimes right, sometimes hideous overscan.
I gotta say the manual is total crap
Tried a couple of downloads at 720p using DVI from a PC and they looked real nice.
Just found the 1080i downloads on the microsoft site, so will give them a go and let you know.... Just doing a customers car at the moment (customers hey ), so I will be back on when I'm done.
The DVI port has handled everything I've ever thrown at it - including 720p and 1080i - without any problems (that I could see).
Haven't tried a Panasonic source component though (not suggesting anything - just saying I haven't tested it).
LG RZ42PX11 feeded via DVI from Samsung HD 745 gives a perfect 1080i signal. No problems!
Right, so is it either it doesn't like the panasonic, like I said, you do find these little problems, or else it's tripping up over HDCP somehow. The Samsung is an 'illegal' DVi player isn't it?
Hello MAW, I'm not following you... what do you means with "illegal"?
Any digital output player is supposed to have HDCP, I think yours does not? Makes it the player of choice for Pio. MXE owners.
I applied the "free region hack" on this player straight on when delivered and connected to the plasma. Maybe that HDCP was also removed with this procedure. I've read something about this on AV-Forums (http://www.avforums.com/forums/showthread.php?t=179649)
Ah, so yours works and is not HDCP, PC's work, non HDCP. Panasonic does not work and is HDCP. Bigval do you get a picture with the Panasonic at all on digital?
Hi, i put a pio 868 1080 signal and its ok with a little flicker.
I have got picture thru the dvi yeh. But on some scenes there are jerks. Sort of like slow motion. I think this has got to be some setting somewhere..
What is this HDPC thing? Excuse my ignorance
Another thing I realised...when trying to get a res of 1080i I have been using normal dvds so I assume this is no use unless the source is actually in 1080i?
Thanks guys, I am trying to learn as I go
Also just checked my version number and in ends in 528. Is this firmware ok or can an update make a lot of difference?
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