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    I just purchased a wide screen HDTV, It only supports 480p,1080i but no 720p. Is 480p a high def signal or not? I'm very lost here and need some expert opinion.
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    480p is a Hi Def signal...
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    Quote Originally Posted by ChaoticMage-XBA
    480p is a Hi Def signal...
    That's what i want to believe but some sources are saying that a true Hi Def signal starts at 720p. This is where it bugs me as i can't get an accurate answer.
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    I'm pretty sure 480p is High-Def. It may not be what those sources consider "true" but a regular old TV cannot display 480p to my knowledge.

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    720p, 1080i and 1080p are true High Definition resolutions. 480p is still based on standard definition resolution dating back to the 50's. It just took a digital tv to display it that resolution progressively and is commonly called EDTV (enhanced definition). It is an improvement over 480i, and is the max resolution of common DVD's, but it is not part of the HDTV spec.
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    Quote Originally Posted by LynxFX-XBA
    It is an improvement over 480i, and is the max resolution of common DVD's, but it is not part of the HDTV spec.
    I understand that 480P is EDTV ,and are you saying that dvd movies can only go as high as 480p? and not 1080i?
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    Quote Originally Posted by FuNkY mOnK
    I understand that 480P is EDTV ,and are you saying that dvd movies can only go as high as 480p? and not 1080i?
    It depends on the disc format. If the disc (whether be a game, DVD movie, etc) is formatted to produce 1080i, and your DVD player produces 1080i, and your HDTV can produce 1080i, then, you'll see your movie in 1080i.

    It's important to have Component Video cables otherwise you have no chance for any high-definition video. Composite or S-Video simply won't transfer high definition data...only Component (video cables are blue, green, and red).

    Like Lynxfx said so eloquently, 480p is progressive; however, is not considered true high-definition because it's an old technology that only recently was capable of being produced progressively. Only standard televisions produced interlaced.

    Technically, 1080i isn't progressive either; however, because there are so many lines that are being drawn, the picture resolution is so brilliant that it's considered to be in the high-definition category. Until 1080p is perfected, the best we can get is 1080i. Arguably, 720p is nearly as impressive as 1080i because lines are drawn progressively instead of interlaced.

    By the way, welcome to high-definition heaven. I wouldn't be disappointed if your HDTV doesn't produce 720p...just make sure you calibrate your HDTV and you'll be in video heaven

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    Thanks Max and Lynxfx

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