Blu-Ray and 1080P

Discussion in 'The HTPC, HDTV & Ultra High Definition section' started by ST19AG_WGreymon, Jun 9, 2006.

  1. ST19AG_WGreymon

    ST19AG_WGreymon Ancient Guru

    Messages:
    4,703
    Likes Received:
    6
    GPU:
    eVGA 970 SC ACX 2.0
    When getting a Blu-Ray player I heard that it'll support 1080P. Will it use component cables or an HDMI connector to use that res? My HDTV is capable of 1080I does that mean it'll run at 1080P?
     
  2. darkshadow5k5

    darkshadow5k5 Master Guru

    Messages:
    257
    Likes Received:
    0
    GPU:
    Gigabyte vega 56 OC
    i stands for interlaced, p for progressive, if your tv only supports 1080i, then no it wont do 1080p, best set your tv to 720p if you plan on running 1080p movies.
    and for now you will be able to get 1080p over component, till 2010/12 or so, then a hdmi connection will be required.
     
  3. ST19AG_WGreymon

    ST19AG_WGreymon Ancient Guru

    Messages:
    4,703
    Likes Received:
    6
    GPU:
    eVGA 970 SC ACX 2.0
    Thanks. How many HDTVs out there support 1080P as of now?
     
  4. darkshadow5k5

    darkshadow5k5 Master Guru

    Messages:
    257
    Likes Received:
    0
    GPU:
    Gigabyte vega 56 OC
    Really not much, 50"+ dlp's or 46"+lcd's are your best bet.
     

  5. GenClaymore

    GenClaymore Ancient Guru

    Messages:
    6,151
    Likes Received:
    65
    GPU:
    1080 FE +130/+430
  6. darkshadow5k5

    darkshadow5k5 Master Guru

    Messages:
    257
    Likes Received:
    0
    GPU:
    Gigabyte vega 56 OC
    thats not really a tv though, since it doesnt have a build in tuner
     
  7. Toji

    Toji Active Member

    Messages:
    74
    Likes Received:
    0
    GPU:
    BFG 6800 GT 256MB
    Blu-ray movies will support 1080p from the very start. DVD movies of today are actualy 480i, yet progressive scan DVD players display them at 480p when connected to an HDTV or EDTV with component cables and progressive scan feature enabled.

    HD-DVD as of yet only supports 720p and 1080i. and i have said many times before, that 720p is better than 1080i on all flatpanel screens such as LCD, plasma, DLP, and even projection. The only exception is if your using a CRT (tube ) based HDTV. HDTV CRT actualy output 1080i much like a standard TV outputs 480i which fools the eye to seeing a static picture while only drawing half he screen in a single refresh pass. Flat pannels can't do that, thus reduces 1080i to 540p.

    Blu-Ray movies are best watched at 1080p, but if you don't got that capability. 720p is better than the rest, that is unless you got a tube.
     
  8. SniperDaws

    SniperDaws Banned

    Messages:
    2,565
    Likes Received:
    0
    GPU:
    XFX7600GTXXX Zalman Vf900
    ive got a 32" HDTV and its only supposed to support upto 1080i, but i can force it to display 1080p with my media center pc, the TV displays it as 1920x1080p.
     
  9. darkshadow5k5

    darkshadow5k5 Master Guru

    Messages:
    257
    Likes Received:
    0
    GPU:
    Gigabyte vega 56 OC
    sorry but both hd-dvd and blu-ray support both 1080p, and dvd is 480p and 576p
     
  10. Fle@

    Fle@ Member

    Messages:
    34
    Likes Received:
    0
    GPU:
    EVGA 7800GTX KO vivo
    I needed a 2 in 1

    A)For my PC

    B)A small home theater setup within the PC

    I passed on a LCD TV that works on PC as well

    DELL ULTRA SHARP 2405 FPW does

    Native RES 1920by1200 for PC

    1920by1080 I or P I forget.

    ADD a 7800GTX KO a faster 7800GTX KO with tons of hook upsand a 7800GTX KO a faster GTX so power a 24in and soon going dual

    Logitech's Z5500 5.1 505 watt does THX Cert-Pro Logic modes-DTS modes-Stereo modes

    On a optical SPDIF

    ADD

    Audigy2 ZS PLTATNIUM PRO with external Hub

    I run an optical from Logitech control center to the external hub this gives most options with the SPDIF

    Add 700GB storeage top roms for non compression encodes

    there you go a nice cute 24in pc home theater for next say 18 months.

    Then as we all see prices dropping on LCD HDTV 32-50in widescreen

    As for Direct tv I get most stuff 720 most of the 1080 is sports and nature primetime.

    The bad is no HDMI so this will go in bedroom off pc on direct tv.
     
    Last edited: Jun 12, 2006

  11. HanShot1st

    HanShot1st Maha Guru

    Messages:
    1,153
    Likes Received:
    1
    GPU:
    2x 4870 512mb DDR5
    Yes, both support 1080p output, but there haven't been any HD-DVD players announced yet that output 1080p, the Toshiba does not. All BluRay players will output 1080p24 per the spec. I believe Samsung's is first out of the gate followed by Pioneer and Sony.
     
  12. krazyredboy

    krazyredboy Member

    Messages:
    36
    Likes Received:
    0
    GPU:
    Gigabyte 1070 8gb
    Player output, and monitor input

    I could be wrong, but after having spoken to Toshiba Rep's for HD-DVD, and having used the equipment prior to its release, none of the HD-DVD disc's themselves will have content greater than 720p, due to the current space and layering of the disc's. This even includes their 6 layer disc.

    At the moment, only B-Ray has support for 1080p.

    The only other unfortunate thing about all of this, is that there is currently no manufacturer of televisions that will accept a 1080p signal, at least not with their current designs and software. Even though many say that they support or output to 1080p, it is primarily through upscaling or wobbulation within the television itself.

    This of course does discount computer monitors, larger lcd and plasma monitors that are strictly monitors, which usually only provide those resolutions with the support of a computer graphics card.
     

Share This Page