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#26 OFFLINE   lparsons21

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Posted 09 October 2012 - 08:10 AM

Not 100% sure, but I believe that model is a 1920x1080 panel. Its not 100% but typically I prefer to let the tv do the scaling, as I also have two 1080 displays in my house and have my dvrs set to native on and both 720 and 1080 selected, but as others have stated its really what each individual prefers. But if you are watching a channel that is broadcast in 720p, if you have both the above settings, some will be in 720 and other will be in 1080. ABC and FOX are 720, CBS, and NBC are 1080, all ESPN stations are all 720 I think, its probably about 75% 1080/25% 720 station mix if I had to take a guess.


I have my HR24s set the same way. With the AVR I have now, the 1080i/p is just passed through, but the 720p is massaged by the AVR's video circuitry. After testing thoroughly my AVR does a much better job of massaging than does the TV I have.

And SD looks amazing this way. Surely not HD by any stretch, but much, much better than any other way I've tried.

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#27 OFFLINE   harsh

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Posted 09 October 2012 - 08:12 AM

I think this is the reason the ESPN channels use the 720p.

I believe ESPN uses 720p simply because they committed to it.

All the scholarly theories and technical citations in the world don't change the fact that most prefer CBS's 1080i. Our vision processing capabilities are fill in some pretty big holes.

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#28 OFFLINE   P Smith

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Posted 09 October 2012 - 08:37 AM

An LCD TV cannot magically change its underlying pixel matrix based on the content it displays. It must apply scaling and motion smoothing to convert the content to its native resolution.


The magic is exist, it's named native or pixel-to-pixel mode or 1:1 mode,etc
Important moment - size of your visual area will defined by input signal resolution if you employ the mode.

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Posted 09 October 2012 - 09:44 AM

I believe ESPN uses 720p simply because they committed to it.

All the scholarly theories and technical citations in the world don't change the fact that most prefer CBS's 1080i. Our vision processing capabilities are fill in some pretty big holes.


Agree. Weren't they early out of the box in HD? And motion artifacting was a lot more common ten years ago than today....

I've seen totally crap 1080i and fabulous 720p— from time to time. CBS, NBC and local Comcast generally do better with 1080.
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