Originally Posted by daveinleeds
So Phillips, Samsung, and Panasonic are all incorrect that they use 480p. Yeah, Who's confused?
I still say YOU are confused.
They may OUTPUT in 480P but they certainly don't record at 480P or accept a progressive input (without downconverting) because the DVD Video standard spec is 480i (even commercial DVDs are recorded at 480i and are upconverted by players to 480p) so, "yeah" you are the one who is apparently confused, unfortunately likely due to erroneous claims and product literature put out by the marketeers of the aforementioned products. It's not uncommon for the non-technically inclined marketeers to get the playback and recording specs for these DVD recorders confused. If you think about it, a DVD HAS to be encoded in interlaced mode to allow it be viewable on non-progressive displays which comprise probably more than 90% of the displays in existance today.
But don't take my word for it.
Check out the DVD FAQ at http://www.dvddemystified.com/dvdfaq.html
, especially sections 1.10, 3.4, and 3.8 so you can be a little more knowlegdeable regarding how a DVD is recorded and less subject to buying into the manufacturers erroneous claims and intentionally confusing/misleading hype.