Originally Posted by Gary J
Sure, except that's not their native format.
Only, you say 480p is not the native format of a DVD? Have I been living a lie? (Feel free to school me; I'm not very much of a techie.)
Originally Posted by BIslander
There's no 480i option for HDMI. There is for component. According to Panasonic, the 480i component output is first deinterlaced to 480p and then interlaced back to 480i. It's just the way they do it.
These players do not have "source direct" functionality, meaning BDs and DVDs both get output at whatever setting you are using. The only way around that is to use HDMI for BD and component for DVD.
Ah, thank you. Yes, I'll probably route the player via both component and HDMI.
You think it be easy, then, to have a 480i output on component and 720p on HDMI, without switching settings all the time?
And forgive me, are these output settings accessible via a screen menu or via a switch on the hardware?
One last related question -- can I in fact output in 720p, in HDMI? (My projector doesn't do 1080p, and I have a suspicion it might convert a 1080p signal into 480p.)
Thanks for your patience and responses.