Discussion in 'Sky Digital TV Forum' started by chedmaster, Mar 22, 2006.
Is there any chance the Sky HD box will output 480p/60? I know its a long shot but worth a try
Nope - all in 50Hz I'm afraid at 576p, 720p or 1080i.
I thought 576i was on the cards too?
Can you clarify what 480p/60 is like by comparison to the other formats? I'm still very new to all this hi-def lark.
Its fantastic. I would call it twice as good as SD, closer to "true" HD (i.e. 720p/1080i) than it is to standard SD.
This is based on HD demoes, run from Media Center to Xbox 360, which then downscales to 480p/60 and outputs via component.
I haven't seen 576p/50 native (only on 480p plasma), but I imagine the Toshiba xxZP38/48s will outperform most 768p LCDs in SKY HD land.
Sorry, I meant to type 576i - my mistake!
480 line resolution is what you get from US DVDs. The resolution is not as good as you will get from PAL DVDs (576 lines).
480p is mostly SD, which is so old looking on my HDTV lol.
Thats a nice constructive post
480p is not SD, it is classed as ED (enhanced def.) mainly, and HD by the Xbox 360.
Also DVDs are in SD interlaced format (although some clever and expensive scalers can recreate progressive frames from it). That means they are 576i or 480i, very different to true (/downscaled) 480p/576p.
Is that a 576 line LCD then?
I,m just glad i can run 1080i on my TV.
What TV is that then?
No, a progressive scan CRT.
Oh I see, then I fully expect it (and the Panasonic) will massively outperform any LCDs although 720p might spice things up a bit
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