|Originally posted by jflegert
I'm curious, why would going from 480p->1080i be better then going from 480i->1080i?
It's all in the source. If you start with 2 sources of same image, different quality (480i v 480p) then when both are upconverted (not scaled) then you will see the difference in the 2 images. Just as you would if you displayed the 2 images nativelly (480i v 480p). Now, this does not take into account any artifacts that may be introduced with the upconversion process. In my case, I can't detect any difference between watching a DVD @ 480p native on my Mits 73907 versu watching the same DVD upconverted to 1080i. Bottom line: upconversion, by itself, is not going to improve the image.
If you have to ask what's the difference between 480i and 480p then I can only surmise that you haven't watched a DVD displayed @ 480p because if you have seen it you would know at a glance what was 480i and what was 480p. Like the difference between day and night.