When enjoying Blu-ray Discs, I sit about 5' from my 50'' PDP TV. This feels ideal to me, however, watching HDTV (no matter, whether 1080i oder 720p material) from that distance sucks badly, the image being vexingly blurry, fuzzy, soft. To avoid having to constantly move around my seating, I thought to myself, "Why not just move the screen size?", having set one size for BD viewing, and a smaller one for TV consumption. Hence my objective:
I'd like to display a 720p source, a satellite receiver, natively (and therefore windowboxed) on a 1080p PDP set. The TV, however, doesn't have a mode to do that - and quality-degrading, non-"pixel perfect" alternatives like zooming or switching to 4:3 format do not work, either, as the former option only allows for augmenting the picture and the latter distorts it.
So, is there any other way to do it, like, some external [HDMI-capable] box that I could put in between the satellite receiver and the TV?
(I wasn't sure where to post this. Should I instead have gone to Display Devices
or Video Processors
or someplace else?)