tech savvy but new to HDTV

jjvaldez

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im working with a 42'' sanyo 1080p tv.

i got comcast HD/DVR box last night, they only had the component box, i have to go back later today for the HDMI box....

my question is that i have the box set to 1080i [there is not a 1080p option] im not seeing that big of a difference then with the regular tv to tell the truth..

anyone have HD with comcast that has tips for me to get the best footage that i can out of this?
thanks
 

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im working with a 42'' sanyo 1080p tv.

i got comcast HD/DVR box last night, they only had the component box, i have to go back later today for the HDMI box....

my question is that i have the box set to 1080i [there is not a 1080p option] im not seeing that big of a difference then with the regular tv to tell the truth..

anyone have HD with comcast that has tips for me to get the best footage that i can out of this?
thanks
Well im not sure what the comcast box is but HD television is only displayed in 720p so your not actually getting the 1080i. If you want real 1080p get a blueray player. HDMI is going to broadcast a much better picture. I think 1080 is only available through HDMI but I could be wrong. Remember HDMI is video only so make other arrangments for audio.
 

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im working with a 42'' sanyo 1080p tv.

i got comcast HD/DVR box last night, they only had the component box, i have to go back later today for the HDMI box....

my question is that i have the box set to 1080i [there is not a 1080p option] im not seeing that big of a difference then with the regular tv to tell the truth..

anyone have HD with comcast that has tips for me to get the best footage that i can out of this?
thanks

That sounds to me like you don't have the HDMI box yet. DO NOT expect any difference until you get that box hooked up. Then...You can see the sweat on the pitcher's brow!
 

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Well im not sure what the comcast box is but HD television is only displayed in 720p so your not actually getting the 1080i. If you want real 1080p get a blueray player. HDMI is going to broadcast a much better picture. I think 1080 is only available through HDMI but I could be wrong. Remember HDMI is video only so make other arrangments for audio.

comcast hd is in 1080i format
 

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i got the HDMI box, not what i expected.. my gf dad has direct tv HD and that looks better to me..
 

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comcast hd is in 1080i format
Most HD broadcasts through all carriers are in 1080i....with the exception of specialty shows/the specific HD oriented channels (HD Theatre, former Mojo, etc.), which pump out in 1080p. All sports are broadcast in 720 or 1080i i think, as well.

benefits of 1080p really are only best utilized with DVDs/games, etc. Bluray, etc.
 

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so my comcast is 1080i and my tv 1080p, is that ok?


That is normal, and what I have. I have a Samsung 50" 1080p plasma, and use comcast.

You cable feed is more likely between 720 and 1080i. This is true for cable and satellite mainly.

You TV, i assume, is 1080p, which is good. yu want that for best quality in your PS3, DVDs/Blu Rays, as well as the few broadcasts that are in 1080p.

You can hardly tell the difference, but it is noticeable with movies, etc. You will enjoy it either way. (i or p)
 

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the difference between i and p is huge if you're hooking up a computer. Progressive scan is much smoother in that case.
 

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i just have to get used to it.. i guess hd is ok, im just new to it and it weird that my hd channels are in the 900's..
 

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HD will always be better than Standard Def...no doubt about that.
 

jjvaldez

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yes i like it , i just don't like that the shows that are not HD but are on HD channels are all 4:3 with the black lines on the sides.... sucks
 

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yes i like it , i just don't like that the shows that are not HD but are on HD channels are all 4:3 with the black lines on the sides.... sucks
Yeah, but it'll become a non-issue...most of my HD channels don't have that (only a select few like PBS HD).
 

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yes , the thing that i was trippin on was the espn with the black lines...
 

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im concerned about that "burn lines" that are talked about when the tv is boxed in like that....
 

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im concerned about that "burn lines" that are talked about when the tv is boxed in like that....
You can adjust your screen size on the t.v.

I have a 42" panasonic plasma and when I watch a show in standard def, I put the t.v. setting to JUST. When I watch a show in HD, I put the t.v. setting on FULL. JUST justifies the picture so there are no black lines.