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panasonic TH42PV500B in high def...

Discussion in 'Plasma TVs' started by Mr_Tony, Aug 25, 2005.

  1. Mr_Tony

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    I set my Samsung DVDHD950 and changed the settings to 720P and i just have a few questions........

    1. is this the right hd setting for the tv

    2. on start up it says hdmi audio not active or something, would you recommend that i have hdmi audio and how do i go about it?

    3. when watching a dvd now i cant change the aspect size...why

    someone help me :lease:
     
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    New to this HI-DEF stuff myself (two days..lol.), but this is what i have found out so far.

    I got the new Panny HD set in 37 inch, set up with a Denon 2910 using HDMI.

    You can use the 720P or 1080i both are HI-DEF. Tho some sets cant upscale the 1080i image so you are left with a black boarder. Thankfully the Panny has no such probs! :clap:

    The audio could be set to analogue on your TV, so change it to digital or auto. Also check your DVD players HDMI audio settings. Personally i listen to my DVD audio through my Amp.

    All HI-DEF is in 16:9. If you wish to view 4:3 on your DVD player, there should be a squeeze mode on the DVD player to show the image in 4:3.

    Hope this helps.
    John
     
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    cheers john
    i hate letterboxes though :(
     
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    Just to clarify, you're not actually displaying a High Defintion picture. You won't be able to do this until you either get SKY HD (or alternatives) when it arrives or get either a Blu-Ray or HD DVD player. All that you're doing is taking a SD picture and scaling it up to either 720p or 1080i, this is not the same thing as High Defintion.
     
  5. Mr_Tony

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    looks nice tho :)
     
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    is there a noticable difference between 576i and 1080i with your player? i'm thinking of getting the new denon 1920 dvd player
     
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    id say yeah, it did look real nice last night, only tried matrix reloaded...very sharp indeed
     
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    No i know, but it shows how much better Hi-Def will be. Cant wait. :clap: Saw the Panasonic demo in the shop where i bought mine. :D And its still better to see an upscaled 1080i picture than a standard tv's prog scan one.

    Its nice to see in the manual that the component inputs handle a 720P and 1080i res, too.
     
  9. Mr_Tony

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    oh right so i can change the settings to 1080i can i?
    i have them on 720p at the moment
     
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    Yep m8, in both 50Hz & 60Hz. :thumbsup:
     
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    cheers dude
     
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    Giving the TV 720p, you are feeding it 1280x720 progressive, the dvd player is then deinterlacing the image and then scaling the 720x480 to the right resolution.

    If you go in 1080i your dvd player is scaling the image to 1920x1800i from 720x480, and then the tv is deinterlacing 540 odd lines on the first pass and upscaling to 768, then deintelacing 540 even lines on the second pass and upscaling again to 768, and then down scaling 1920 to 1024 for the horizontal. Phew!

    The PV500 does not have 3:2 pulldown or 2:2 pulldown where as you rdvd player does, so in theory the dvd kicking out 720p should be best on this screen.
     
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    i thought it didnt look as good in 1080, this confirms it, cheers mate
     

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