Originally Posted by Lkr
alright, I have my HTPC set at this right now, but I have a few stupid questions. First, between a show in 1080i, and 720p, should I change between screen resolutions(1920x1080 and 1280x720)? Or should I just keep it at one or the other? I'm using MCE 2k5 with the ATI TV Wonder 600 and a GeForce 8800gt.
It depends on what your video equip does natively. If it is native 720p... then 720p. If it is 1080i, then 1080i. It is either one or the other... not both.
you really want to use non interlaced if possible with an HTPC.
quality of resolution is the following for movies from best to worst
There are entire sites devoted to why 720p is better than 1080i... but what matters most is what is possible on your display. You can't look at the compatible.. but what is native (natural). Go with that.
I have a 720p that can simulate 1080i, but 720p is much clearer. 9 times out of 10 you want the progressive image and not the interlaced.