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That question has been tossed around in other threads here lately...the general consensus is that the vidro chips in the current general HD DVRs could handle 1080p, but there is no hard evidence to support the speculation itself.
 

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hdtvfan0001 said:
That question has been tossed around in other threads here lately...the general consensus is that the vidro chips in the current general HD DVRs could handle 1080p, but there is no hard evidence to support the speculation itself.
But what about the TV? My TV only goes up to 1080i.
 

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You won't get any benefit from 1080P unless you have a TV that supports 1080P.
Correct...and there's plenty of debate as to if you could tell the difference between 1080i and 1080p anyway...but please lets not go there.

At the time the documentation was printed on the current Broadcom chipset...1080p was not mentioned...that does not necessarily mean it could not support 1080p.
 

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hdtvfan0001 said:
Correct...and there's plenty of debate as to if you could tell the difference between 1080i and 1080p anyway...but please lets not go there.

That's no fun... can't we just go there for a while. I'm tired of debating if the last HD channel coming will be the Shopping Channel or another PPV.

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hdtvfan0001 said:
Correct...and there's plenty of debate as to if you could tell the difference between 1080i and 1080p anyway...but please lets not go there.

At the time the documentation was printed on the current Broadcom chipset...1080p was not mentioned...that does not necessarily mean it could not support 1080p.
The documentation for the BCM7401 chip (which is in the HR21) does mention 1080p, saying that the chip supports 1080p/24 and 1080p/30.
 

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cartrivision said:
The documentation for the BCM7401 chip (which is in the HR21) does mention 1080p, saying that the chip supports 1080p/24 and 1080p/30.
I know the -700's have a different Broadcom chipset, will they support progressive? I'm not sure I honestly care as I'm very pleased with what they are sending us now, just curious in case I ever get the urge:)
 

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The last time I restarted my receiver (HR21 with software version 0x263), the LED test at the beginning flashed in this order 480i---->480p---->720p---->1080i---->720p/1080i. Could the "720p/1080i" lights both being on at the same time indicate 1080p?
 

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The last time I restarted my receiver (HR21 with software version 0x263), the LED test at the beginning flashed in this order 480i---->480p---->720p---->1080i---->720p/1080i. Could the "720p/1080i" lights both being on at the same time indicate 1080p?
That has been speculated. The HR20s also flash that sequence on bootup.
 
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