Originally Posted by bdraw
I agree that I prefer the device to output at the content's native resolution and allow my TV to do any necessary conversion. But. Afaik
, Media Center doesn't support it. I've tried to do it by changing the output resolution on my HTPC dynamically based on the source, didn't work out well. And I know no Extender for MC has ever offered this. So my point was, with native resolution off the table, who would choose 1080i as the output resolution when that meant converting 720p to 1080i. As for the person who has the TV who only accepts 1080i, I'm sorry, but it's time for a new TV.
My HP X280n outputs either 1080i or 720P.That is a 2006-2008 era device probably designed in 2005.
1080i can be derived from 1080P without error.All my TV sets properly deinterlace 1080i as does my DVDO DUO and Radiance XS Video Processors. Both external processor boxes can take poorly deinterlaced 1080i reinterlace the lousy 1080P and properly deinterlace to superb 1080P. Neither can re-deinterlace content that has been scaled already. There is no reason that 1080i should not be available as an ouptut resolution as it can be properly derived from 480l, 480p, 720P and 1080P content. Any modern device should be able to properly deinterlace 1080i. Any video controller made today that can't deinterlace 1080i extremely well is a total pile of crap and should not be manufactured. This is not 2005 when 1080P devices were first hitting the market and had difficulty with the standard film and video cadences.. For anything manufactured in 2006 or later I would consider improper handling of 1080i source to be defective equipment. For anything as new as the chipset in the Echo the current situation is mind boggling.
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