Originally posted by ddingle
2. HDMI at 720p from an HDTivo showed the same border as component 720p
3. Switching to 1080i on the HDtivo eliminated the problem. At least as far as both the DVD component input and the either a 1080i component or 1080i HDMI connection looking basically the same size.
4, Any other variables are not going to be noticed by this client,so until Sony finds some way to improve the 720p I am going to let this one go as is. Great picture!!
8. On a positive note the HDMI input has a direct access infrared code. No going to component and then up one input to access DVI as on the HS20
The picture looks great as is. We are going to wait until Window shades are installed and then we are going to set up the gray scale to complete the project. Good luck.
From the discussions I've read here, it seems the "solution" the 720p problem is to use 1080i instead. Since some suggest that 1080i is superior to 720p anyway, even for native 720p sources, would most users be happy using the 1080i option on their sources?
I plan on buying the HS51 and using an HDTivo for HDTV and digital TV via HDMI, I guess using the 1080i option on the HDTivo (currently use 480p on old projector). On the XBOX and DVD player, I was planning on using the component connection (switched through my receiver). I currently have a 4-year old Sanyo projector and a 4:3 screen, but plan on getting a new 16:9 screen for the HS51 (I assume the XBOX can only use a 4:3 aspect ratio, so we'll have to live with that).
If it makes sense, I'll also get a new DVD player that will output 1080i through component -- any suggestions? Would there be a big difference between component and HDMI for 1080i DVD output on the HS51? I guess I'd need an HDMI switch for the latter if I use HDMI for the HDTivo...
For these planned uses of the HS51 for HDTivo at 1080i over HDMI and XBOX and DVD over component, will the 720p issue be a showstopper, or will 1080i be as good/better? Since I'm used to an old projector, I'm not sure I would notice any difference.
Thanks for any feedback...