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Old 06-29-2008, 01:46 AM   #1
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Default Blu-ray player outputs only 1080p but TV is only 1080i...


I am currently researching blu-ray player technology; planning to step up to a blu-ray player soon. My older Yamaha receiver (RXV-2400), which I wish to keep, can only achieve 7.1 Dolby TrueHD/DTS-Master audio from a blu-ray player if the audio comes to it as multi-channel analog (receiver doesn't have HDMI, and although it's TosLink optical input can accept PCM, I've heard that this won't work well with the high-def audio bitstreams). So the frontrunner blu-ray players for me are: Sony BDP-S550, Pioneer BDP-51FD, or possibly Panasonic DMP-BD50. Probably some other models out there which output discrete 7.1 anaolog audio; I'm open to suggestions.

My question is this: So far, the blu-ray players that I know about which output 7.1 multi-channel audio only output video at 1080p, not a 1080i option. My HDTV is a Mitsubishi WS-55413, which cannot display 720p nor 1080p. So would it work well with a blu-ray player that only outputs 1080p? If not, is there a work-around? (no, the solution can't be "buy a new TV"). Thank you in advance for your advice!!!
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Old 06-29-2008, 01:47 AM   #2
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Bluray players output at all resolutions...1080p,1080i,720p,480p

but for 1080p it has to be via HDMI connection.

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Old 06-30-2008, 02:03 PM   #3
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On a 1366x768 TV would it be "better" the set the player to output at 720p or 1080i?
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Old 07-08-2008, 03:45 AM   #4
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Originally Posted by BD Live View Post
On a 1366x768 TV would it be "better" the set the player to output at 720p or 1080i?
Try both settings and see what you like better on a variety of material. Both outputs from the player are going to be processed to display correctly on your tv. It really depends on how the tv's chipset handles the scaling of non-native resolution material.
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