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looking for a technical HD answer on the receiver

Discussion in 'DIRECTV General Discussion' started by houset, Aug 28, 2003.

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  1. houset

    houset Cool Member

    May 15, 2003
    Hello all,

    I am a prospective Directv customer, now i just need a someone technical answer if anyone can provide.

    I want to switch to directv, partially due to having my locals, but the other is HD.

    I have a Toshiba 50H81 Widescreen, which supports Native 480p and 1080i. It however does not support 720p..

    My question is: What happens to ESPN HD? Does this channel get upconverted (or downconverted if you will) to 1080i by the reciever. What receivers supports this conversion? My Tv will not support this mode natively. Thanks for reply
  2. tammyandlee

    tammyandlee AllStar

    Apr 22, 2002
    My hughes box upconverts it to 1080i
  3. SD493

    SD493 Legend

    Mar 10, 2003
    Don't worry. Any of the directv receivers will side convert 720p to
    1080i. Don't worry about image quality, you will not be able to tell it from a 1080i broadcast (at least to my eyes).
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