Discussion in 'Gear' started by Gunny, Jul 28, 2007.
What happens if you try to play a 1080i or 1080p video on a TV that cannot support it?
I guess you should just throw it out based on what I have been reading here lately.
as in a blank screen?
No...it will not be blank. Your TV will display it at the native resolution of your set.
The answer to the question is different depending on the resolution you try to obtain
if you try to send a 1080p signal to a display that does not support 1080p your screen will go blank and return to a resolution that the TV can display. This is the issue that I encountered with the Toshi, despite its claims that it was a 1080p display ,it would NOT display a 1080p signal via any input. It resolves the scan by de-interlacing the 1080i signal to achieve a progressive scan ... however, it was still 1080i. So both the ps3 and the Xbox 360 both had to be set to 1080i
you can send 1080i to a non 1080i set, but it will display it in 480i; because the set is capable of interlacing
a non-progressive display cannot display a progressive scan signal whether its 480p / 720p / or 1080p because scanning progressively is different from scanning in interlaced form
SDTV = 480i
EDTV = 480p
HDTV = 1080i
FULL HD = 1080p
I'm just wondering if my TV is actually capable of doing so. And if I have it set up right.
what are you trying to do ?
and what are the specs of your TV and the source ?
if you're trying to enable 1080p on your ps3
and connecting it to a TV that is not 1080p capable
it's not going to work
if you're connecting something 1080i
to a TV that is not 1080i capable
you'll get a picture
but it'll probably be 480i
you're better off setting the output resolution of your source to the maximum resolution of your TV
Well the PS3 is hooked up to the tuner which is hooked up to the TV and I was wondering if it would make a difference if the PS3 was hooked up straight to the TV instead.
That is what I am trying to determine.
So I went searching for the manual to the TV and the PS3 in the drawer full of manuals for every electronic device we have and the answer to my question about the TV is on the front cover -
1080P FullHD (is that the one above 1080i or is 1080i the better one?)
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