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Can anyone point me in the direction to learn about input resolution. I want to know more about 1080i, 720p, etc. I don't know how to tell what my TV is receiving or what I am feeding it. Is it as simple as the cable that is connecting it? As in, component=720 and s-vid=480. Or is it something that is selected from the menu of whatever input device I am using? I have started my first attempt at a home theater with these items:


Sony 60WE610 TV

Sony DVP-NS725P DVD player

Dennon AVR 2802 receiver

Standard def sat box from Dishnetwork (waitin for the HD one)


Connections vary from composite and s-vid (sat box to rec. to TV) and component (DVD player to rec to TV). In the other forums that I usually watch there is allot of talk about PQ getting better or worse depending on the input level(?) I would just like to know of a place that I can learn some more on this subject.


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composite is ok for 480i


Svideo offers more than 500 lines of resolution

Component offers anything from 480i up to 1080i including 480p and 720p depending upon the source and the capability of your TV set


quality wise it goes like this


composite
 

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I understand how connections rate quality wise, I just dont understand how to chose what I am viewing as far as 1080i 720p and all that. How do I tell what I am viewing, is there something on my tv menu that will tell me?
 

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Since all your current sources do not support HD (720P or 1080I) this is a moot point :). I assume you will be getting the Dish 6000 HD receiver. If this is the case, in the HD setup menu you have a choice of either 1080i or 720P output. This is a fixed output resolution. You also have the choice of outputting this via component of RGBHV. So there is no guessing with the 6000 it is either 720P or 1080i - which ever you set it at. The originating broadcast whether they are native 720P or 1080i will be converted to your chosen HD resolution on the 6000 receiver.
 

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So my dvd player needs to be of better quality in order to get a 720p or 1080i signal? I'm on the waiting list for the 811 box from Dishnetwork for the HD broadcasts. That should have a similar setup menu, correct? Thank you again for your help and information.
 

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So my dvd player needs to be of better quality in order to get a 720p or 1080i signal? I'm on the waiting list for the 811 box from Dishnetwork for the HD broadcasts. That should have a similar setup menu, correct? Thank you again for your help and information.
Your DVD player will output at best 480i or 480P if it supports progressive. Now the quality of that 480i or 480P is what is important. A scaler will upscale the 480i or 480P to 1080i or 720P. A scaler won't make the picutre "better" but it will display it at a higher resolution to better match Projectors where scan lines can be easily seen with 480. I am not familiar with the 811 box as in Canada Bell Express Vu (Satellite provider) only provides the the 6000 for HD. At this point don't worry about your DVD player your Sony may be upscaling it for you. Ask the questions when you get the 811 as that is the only source you will have that support true HD.
 
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