[mythtv-users] Adventures in HDTV - Notes from the trenches

jason_wilk at stircrazy.net jason_wilk at stircrazy.net
Tue Dec 27 10:15:01 EST 2005


Jarod Wilson wrote:
> On Sunday 18 December 2005 23:26, Yeechang Lee wrote:
>> Steve Adeff <adeffs at gmail.com> says:
>>> no HDTV currently accepts 1080p input.
> 
> Somebody beat me to the "BS!" call... ;)
> 
>> Not many do, but there are some and more such models are coming out
>> each week; the Magnolia Audio/Video I visited last week was
>> highlighting their selection of them. Now, there are a few caveats:
>> 
>> * No readily-available source of 1080p content other than computers
>>   (including MythTV, natch). Not cable, not over-the-air broadcasts,
>>   not videogames. It's likely HD-DVD and Blu-Ray (including the
>>   PlayStation 3) will carry 1080p content, though.
>> * TVs that take 1080p input will sometimes restrict them to only a
>>   given input port while others only do 1080i.
>> * Some models that claim to do true 1080p, like a certain Sceptre
>>   37", will internally convert to 1080i then convert back to 1080p,
>>   or pull some other tricks. Others, like a Westinghouse 37", is
>>   said to be true 1080p all the way.
> 
> I have said Westinghouse 37" TV, and it most definitely does accept
> and display a GORGEOUS 1080p signal (from a GeForce 6200's DVI port). 

Which model is your Westinghouse? The LVM-37w1?




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