Originally Posted by Kevin McCarthy
MeWhoElse: Thanks. I had meant to write 1080i slide show, since the A2 doesn't do 1080P, but could such high resolution images be presented using standard DVD's such as the DVD5 and DVD9 you mention? I can obviously burn large, high-resolution image files, but would'nt they play at 480i max resolution, or are still images fundamentally different from video in this regard? Thanks,
You can throw a disc full of jpeg images into most standard DVD players and you get a slide show. The Tosh HD players do not have this capability, however, from either HD or SD discs. To see HD images, they need to be authored into a HD DVD video.
Home HD DVD authoring software is readily available to put your HD images into a HD DVD movie and then burn it to SD DVD. If you already don't know, see http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showthread.php?t=705146
for instruction (or use Brajesh's instructions above). You can get about 30 minutes of HD video on a standard DVD-R disc.
Now getting that HD movie on a HD DVD... I don't think consumer HD DVD burners are available yet (I haven't checked lately). It costs about $25K to have a disc house author/burn it for you, the first 1000 discs included.
Anyway, depending on what you have handy, it may be easier to use a laptop/PC/Mac (with an interface compatible with your display, not necessarily HDMI) to view the images. That's what I do, the image resolution displayed would depend on the capability of your laptop graphics card and the resolution of your display.
If you have a DIRECTV HD DVR, it can interface over a home network to a media center or media server. With some limitations, the DVR can grab images (as well as video and music) off the media center and send it to your display in slide show format via HDMI. Cool. Check over in www.dbstalk.com