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I purchased a Roku XDS and, in setting it up, came to realize it does not output 1080i.

I have an older Panasonic RPTV with 1080i as it's only HD input resolution. It does not accept 720p input. 1080i either over HDMI or Component would work.

Are there any streaming media players that will output 1080i to my TV?

I'm mainly looking for a Netflix player.

What are my options?

EDIT: To make things worse, I also need either a coaxial or optical audio output. My receiver doesn't accept HDMI.
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AppleTV2 has Netflix, 1080i, & optical out.
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WD TV Live Plus has it.
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WD TV Live Plus has it.

Not am apple fan and this seems like it does more. Where in the specs does it show 1080I output? I couldn't find that anywhere.
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Not am apple fan and this seems like it does more. Where in the specs does it show 1080I output? I couldn't find that anywhere.

720p = 1080i

WDTV Live Plus you can set it to output to 1080i...

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First of all, for those who can't do ANY research...

For OLDER 1080I capable TV's...

720P does NOT equal 1080I, and no you can't see 720P.

Just about your only option, if you want to stream anything to this TV, is to get a new receiver with internal scaling. Then, no matter what your incoming resolution, the receiver will turn it into 1080I.

Or, you can get a DVDO Edge.
http://www.amazon.com/DVDO-EDGE-High...8807155&sr=1-1
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First of all, for those who can't do ANY research...

For OLDER 1080I capable TV's...

720P does NOT equal 1080I, and no you can't see 720P.

Just about your only option, if you want to stream anything to this TV, is to get a new receiver with internal scaling. Then, no matter what your incoming resolution, the receiver will turn it into 1080I.

Or, you can get a DVDO Edge.
http://www.amazon.com/DVDO-EDGE-High...8807155&sr=1-1

While it is true 720P is not 1080i, you are incorrect to say his choices are new receiver or DVDO Edge. Just about all the players that are based on current Sigma and Realtek chips will scale 720P or other resolutions to 1080i. I have a old RPTV that is 1080i and I have three plyaers that are based on Sigma 864X, one Realtek 1073 and one Realtek 1185 and I can tell you all of them will play 720P file and output as 1080i.
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While it is true 720P is not 1080i, you are incorrect to say his choices are new receiver or DVDO Edge. Just about all the players that are based on current Sigma and Realtek chips will scale 720P or other resolutions to 1080i. I have a old RPTV that is 1080i and I have three plyaers that are based on Sigma 864X, one Realtek 1073 and one Realtek 1185 and I can tell you all of them will play 720P file and output as 1080i.

Thanks for the correction... that was what I ment to say... and yes literally almost all Realtek and Sigma chips based media players will do that...

Cheers!

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Yes you can search for a media player that can output 1080I.

But, does this TV have DVI or HDMI? And if it is HDMI, how many?

Upgrading your receiver to an upscaler is not that expensive, the least expensive new receiver with scaling(there might be a H/K or Pioneer for less)...
http://www.amazon.com/Onkyo-TX-NR609...8810035&sr=1-1

However there is no reason to buy a new receiver. I'd buy an older Onkyo/Denon/Pioneer that does scaling...

Onkyo TX SR707
Pioneer VSX 9040
Denon AVR 988

Those three are just suggestions. You need a receiver that has a scaler.
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I wound up with the WDTV Live Plus and am very happy with it.

There are reports in their forums that sometimes it "forgets" the 1080i signaling or maybe the HDMI handshake doesn't work with some TVs.

No such problems for me on both HDMI and Component.

I wound up using Component set to output 1080i to the TV and I have optical audio to my receiver.

I got a cheap wifi usb adapter and Netflix streaming works great.

The big benefit of this (especially over the roku) is that I can stream pretty much anything off of my network to the device and it plays great.

Love being able to play some 720p .mkvs that I have on my PC over to the WDTV Live box.

I find I'm going to use that even more than Netflix.
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