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I just bought a new 60 inch Philips TV its a 60PW9363. This tv only accepts 1080i HD. But most of the HD programming I get (Arlington, VA Comcast) is sent in 720p. How will my TV handle this, I hope it doesnt take it down to 480!


Can the TV upconvert the signal to 1080i? Or can the cable box do that?


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Most STB's can upconvert 720p to 1080i. As a Comcast customer, do you have the Motorola 5100? If so, the 5100 can be configured to convert all HD content to 1080i.


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The 3100HD only ouputs 1080i via YPbPr. My year-2000 Philips 64PH9905, like most CRT RPTVs, can't scan at 720p's ~45 kHz. If I fed a 720p signal in via component, it wouldn't work--and I wouldn't risk theoretical damage. Philips' 9905 does have a built-in HD tuner, though, which converts OTA 720p into 1080i (~33 KHz scanning). -- John
 

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Hmm...the TV says that it is 1080i when it is playing the HD channels which are sent at 720p so I hope it is upconverting the signal. I do have it conected using the YPbPr components...
 

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Hmm...the TV says that it is 1080i when it is playing the HD channels which are sent at 720p so I hope it is upconverting the signal. I do have it conected using the YPbPr components...
If you're only using a Comcast 3100HD for YPbPr input, it can only be 1080i. The converter is changing any 720p to 1080i. It'll convert 480i to 1080i, which on my Philips 9905 doesn't look too hot, so I usually view 480i with S-video or composite or RF coax. If you get a newer converter that can put out 720p, make sure it's set to 1080i, not 720p. -- John
 

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Thanks John...hopefully Comcast will come out with an upgraded box, sometime in the future. I would like to take advantage of the DVI capability on the Philips.
 
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