Originally Posted by Sole_Survivor
I think manufactures are holding back the truth, reason why they don't respond to the answer.
We know for a fact that the sets did not display 1080i, so they were converted to 768p by the sets scalier. Before they did not accept 1080p, but now that they do I see a difference in PQ, they appear to be smaller pixels and I switched the BD to 720p.
As I got close to the set I see the difference. I focused on one little piece of lint, changed the format from 1080i to 1080p using the blu ray video format feature on the remote , even paused the picture so I could see the piece of lint become more fuller so to say, and color more vivid.
In 720, the color stays about the same, but up close, real close, if you pause the picture and look at face detail like 1 foot away from the set, you clearly see smaller objects, more beard stubble for example, come into focus. Got second opinions, all agreed.
The reason why 480i signals don't look as good is because they are bigger & fewer. Your PC monitor is fixed pixel display, why is it when you change the resolution to 1280x1024 does the picture look different? Why does the BD look different when I change it to 1080p than 720p, same reason, the pixel size changes inside the same space.
Change of the pixel size in the same space.
"is that means I am watching 1080p/60 in my mits?"
PIXEL SIZE & COUNTS WITHIN THE SAME SIZE DISPLAY!
I know I'm going against the grain here but I don't believe in everything I read & I don't believe Oswald was the lone gunman either.
The only time I got an answer from Sony about "NATIVE" was when I had a CRT. It said in the manual this set does not accept a native 720p signal.
It says it will down scale it to 480p.
OK, I put the HD box in 720p, ABC, then I put the box in 480p, you can clearly see the world of difference, most of all, even the size of the screen menu got smaller when the box was in 720p compared to 480p. Then went to 1080i, you can see the difference in the smoother colors in 720p.
Finally I got Sony techs, they said, your set is displaying 720p because your set top is a extra terrestrial non native source. So this is what I mean when I stress the term native.
You wont find that anywhere on the net though.
If you put BD in 1080p & if your set is accepting that signal, smaller pixels in the same space, you bypass the native tuners of the monitor with BD even if your set is 768. Native means it scales all native signals without extra terrestrial sources. If your using the sets native interal tuner, it will get 1080i and scale it to 768, it will even do that with a BD or HD DVD or set top 1080i signal because the set can't produce the interlace format. However when you feed it non native 480p you're getting 480p and when you feed it 1080p you're getting 1080p.
The new 768 sets are now designed to accept and process the 1080 progressive non native signal.
That's why you're seeing the difference rutlian.
There is difference with 1080i & 1080p with blu ray is right.
So why get 1080p sets?
With native 1080p sets it takes the 1080i signals and scales them to the native display of the set, 1080p, where the 768 set will scale 1080i to 768p, neither set can process interlace signals and converts it over to the native resolution of the monitors internal scailer.
Do not go by what the manual says or what people tell you here, they can be deceiving, just like it said with my CRT, will not accept "NATIVE" 720p, but I got 720p from it and Sony confirmed that. The entire internet told me CRT sets can't display 720p because of their misunderstanding of what native relates to.
You have the same thing when it's says 3dYC filters. That only pertains to the sets native tuner, or when using, composite, or RF connections. The sets native 3dyc filter system is bypassed when you use HDMI, component, or DVI, the sets native 3dYC filter is then bypassed. When you feed these new 768 sets set non native progressive signal, the sets internal scalier is bypassed.