Originally Posted by garyrall
On page 22 of the manual states that "The HDMI input is designed for best performance with 720P signals but will also accept and display 1080I, 480I, and 480P signals"
I Wonder about what this is implying??? ...
and in the PC input section (page 29) it says that it accepts only XGA: 1024x768 inputs. Again I thought it would accept 1080P via the vga connector?
Am I missing something???
Remember that the vast majority of consumers are not going to even know what a VGA connection is let alone how to use it - neither will they bother with HTPC. HTPC Videophiles will certainly take their viewing experience to another level or at least try to - but again consumers buying this won't bother.
720P and 1080i is HD which is where this set should shine - it will display 1080P but true 1080P is considered ultra HD and virtually non-existent presently outside some HTPC folks.
Even most of the gaming systems will be developed in HD but likely to be few in true 1080P as the market for such a display is small presently as 99+% they'll be selling those to will not have a 1080P set. Estimates have been made that it could cost over $25 million dollars or more to create a new Video Game on these new players and amounts to a huge gamble unless you have a winner like Halo and GTA already.
I just bought HD Cables for my Xbox and upped the standard to it's max and a definite improvement in clarity and smoothness and so I cannot wait until X360 and PS3 to see it in 720P and 1080i. I presently view my HD on a Sharp LCD FP and it's knock your socks off beautiful and my HT Set will be 1080P but I would not complain about 720P or 1080i as they are next to perfect on my set and can't wait to take that to a larger set. The SXRD thread has a new owner that's trying to get it to do 1080P from his PC and still experimenting.
So far I'm only aware of one 1080P HDMI that does 1080P - the HP model but it's pretty ugly.
This new Toshiba is real a nice looker but it would be nice to see one in person soon.