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TH42PWD6 HD or not HD?

Discussion in 'Plasma TVs' started by beerglass007, Jan 21, 2005.

  1. beerglass007

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    This is a the question i really cant find any answer too.

    I have a 1 year old panny TH42PWD6 and use it with my chipped xbox.

    The xbox can output 480p,720p and 1080i. When playing a game which supports 720p the screen looks unreal and looks like hi-def .

    But I didnt think the pannel was HD.

    So how is the pannel displaying the image? is it down scaling it?

    If so why does it look almost twice as good. I can play the same game in 480p and its completey different.


    The reason I ask is because Iam looking into HDTV dvd players.

    I have seen a few companys selling HDDVD players and saying they can upscale a standard 480p DVD and output the image in 1080i or 720p.

    Would this then upscale the movie and then the plasma downscale the movie and resulting in a complete waste of time and money

    Thanks in advance :hiya:
     
  2. Dutch

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    Yes, your panel is downscaling HD signals to match the native 480 lines. Yes, I think it would be a waste of time getting an upscaling DVD player with your panel. Hope this helps.

    Steve
     
  3. -Jay-

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    beerglass007 what games have you got that are 720P so i can have a look.
     
  4. Gizmo 76

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    I think Amped, Soul Calibur and the later Tony Hawks games are 720p.

    Google search just revealed this page

    Apparently PW6's deal with a 720p signal very well, I will find out at easter after the build of my upcoming HTPC.
     

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