Originally Posted by Hmerly
Ugh, has anyone called someone, maybe Philips and asked if this set supports 1080p inputs? Its ridiculous this day for a company to release a new panel and claim 1080p and yet does not support any 1080p input whatsoever. I find it hard to believe and think its a mistake in their online marketing material. However, weirder things have happened and if Philips is really selling a 1080p set that doesn't take 1080p inputs then they're not going to be making many sales to people here on this forum.
If you go to Philips.com and look at the specifications pamphlet, it clearly says max supported video resolution is 1080i, however, if you look at the "Features Highlights" it says:
LCD Full HD display, 1920x1080p
Enjoy HDTV that's truer than anything you've seen before
USB Connector for easy, instant multimedia playing
Panel resolution: 1920x1080p
flat HDTV with Pixel Plus 3 HD
LCD Full HD display 1920x1080p
This display has a resolution that is referred to as Full HD. With state-of-the-art LCD screen technology it has the full high-definition widescreen resolution of 1920 x 1080p. This is the highest resolution that HD broadcast can transmit. It allows the best possible picture quality from any format of HD input signal. It produces brilliant flicker-free progressive scan pictures with optimum brightness and superb colors. This vibrant and sharp image will provide you with an enhanced viewing experience.
HDTV delivers exceptional picture quality and real movie-viewing experience that makes television more dynamic, truer than anything you've seen before. It is the latest and best television signal available. It features picture quality more than twice that of traditional analog broadcasts. In order to effectively maximize the HDTV signal, a television must incorporate advanced signal input connectivity and circuitry design.
Pixel Plus 3 HD
Pixel Plus 3 HD offers the unique combination of ultimate sharpness, natural detail, vivid colors and smooth natural motion on all qualities of HD, standard TV signals and multimedia content, for high definition displays. Each pixel of the incoming picture is enhanced to better match the surrounding pixels, resulting in a more natural picture. Artifacts and noise in all sources from multimedia to standard TV and also in highly compressed HD are detected and reduced ensuring that the picture is clean and razor sharp.
Bypacked tabletop stand
A table-top stand with matching design is packed with the set.
Dual HDMI input
HDMI makes an uncompressed digital RGB connection from the source to the screen. By eliminating conversion to an analog signal, it delivers an unblemished image. The non-degraded signal reduces flicker and leads to a clearer picture. HDMI intelligently communicates the highest output resolution with the source device. The HDMI input is fully backward compatible with DVI sources but includes digital audio. HDMI uses HDCP copy protection. With 2 HDMI inputs you can connect multiple HD sources, for instance an HD settop box, and a Blu-ray player. Your TV is fully prepared for the HD future.
So clearly it says 1080p several times. This conflicts with the specs. If someone can get through to Philips please find out if HDMI 1080p is directly accepted and displayed without scaling.