Originally Posted by raouliii
It is my understanding that this set displays at a fixed rate of 1080i. All other input resolutions are converted to 1080i. It performs a very good conversion, btw.
But there are several posts in this thread that referred to "displayed resolution", as differentiated from input resolution. I am aware that this set *can* do upconversion but I was under the impression that (like its venerable widescreen brother the 34XBR960) it supported multiple native resolutions.
In particular, it is pointed out that 1080i signals on this model are always displayed in widescreen (with horizontal black bars; however no scan lines are "wasted" on rendering those black bars), whereas SD sources use all of the screen real estate. 1080i in full screen makes no sense, because (interlaced controversy notwithstanding) HD formats are defined as having an aspect ratio of 16:9, not 4:3. Therefore, if it is NOT displaying 480p signals natively, we must beg the question: what exactly is it doing? Standard 1080i simply will not fill a 4:3 screen evenly, although it is quite possible that it is upconverting to some other resolution.