Originally Posted by sl@cker
I am using HDMI. My DVD displays in 480p, 720p, and 1080i. Is it better to do an interlaced signal rather then a progressive signal when using an HDMI cable? Also, do you guys set the power saver to "reduced" or "normal" on the KDSR-50/60XBR1 ? thanks guys!
Not sure where the previous person was getting their info. For HDMI, it is pure digital, from source to display, so it just falls to how good the up-converters/deinterlacers are at each point in the chain. (You don't have to worry about the DACs, Digital-to-Analog Converters, for HDMI.)
Now, if the processor in the DVD player is better than the TV, then have the DVD player process it and send it a 1080i, or you could try 720p. If the TV is better, then you could send it in either 480i or 480p, but even sending it in 480p would assume that the DVDs deinterlacer was better than the TV's. Now, if the DVD was actually encoded in progressive, it may be best to leave it a 480p.
But, here's what it all comes down to, you probably won't be able to tell one from another. Most processors are pretty good on DVDs and the processor in the Sony is really good. I would suggest putting in something like The Fifth Element and going to the city chase scene. Try it a different settings and see what looks best to you. If you have a decently priced DVD player, I bet setting it at 1080i would be just fine.