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I bought a PS3 on Nov 17th, and have since been using it on my Sharp XR-10X (which I bought on advice from this forum). I am a big fan of BD, but my first one was the bundled Talledega. I took this to my friend's house who has a Sony 60XBR1. I understand that is a 1080i picture upscaled to 1080p, and it was impressive. Later however, I purchased KoH, BHD, IceAge2, T2, ToS and Crank. Unfortunately, ive only viewed them on my XGA (1024x768) PJ. On my PJ, they put talledaga to shame. Im wondering how much more they'd shine on a 1080p set or PJ as im considering a 60A2000.


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Resolution is pretty far down on the most important things to effect PQ. Many 1080p projetcors have also made strides to improve the other more important factors on PQ as well as the increased resolution.



The general rule is that if your happy with your projector just stay put, there certainly will be some trade offs going with anything else.
 

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Very hard to say. Teh best (and possibly worst thing you can do for your wallet) is to go to a specialty video store and see what they have and compare it to your pq.
 

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How much am I missing?

You are missing 2.6 times the maximum possible resolution.


1024x768 = 786432

1920x1080 = 2073600


2073600/786432 = 2.6
 

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1024x768 isn't even full resolution for 720p. It should be 1280x720 or 1366x768! And while resolution isn't the be all and end all, if you have two similar sets and one is 1080p and the other isn't I'm sure you'll see the difference.
 

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Originally Posted by gooki /forum/post/0


You are missing 2.6 times the maximum possible resolution.


1024x768 = 786432

1920x1080 = 2073600


2073600/786432 = 2.6

Actually it's even worse. Remember, 1024 x 768 (XGA) is a 4:3 aspect ratio while 1920 x 1080 (1080i/p) is 16:9.


Assuming you're watching a letterboxed 16:9 presentation on that 4:3 XGA display, you're really only using the middle of that display: 1024 x 576 to be exact.


1024 x 576 = 589824

2073600 / 589824 = 3.52


In other words, moving up to a 1080p display will give you a picture with 3.52 times the resolution of an XGA display when watching HDTV or movies that have a 16:9 (1.78:1) aspect ratio.


It's even MORE dramatic with 2.35:1 movies, which on an XGA display can only use 1024 x 436 pixels:


1024 x 436 = 446464

2073600 / 446464 = 4.64


In other words, moving up to a 1080p display will give you a picture with 4.64 times the resolution of an XGA display when watching 2.35:1 movies.
 

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Im not trying to deny any of your suggestions or input. But the math, as stated earlier by the second poster is less important than true to life everything- lack of contrast, color (4 segment DLP), scaling, not to mention component!


I will admit, I am a SONY employee (dont worry, i bought my PS3 through walmart). I am in the Retail devision, and work around these tv's all day. However, they are too cheap to send us blu-ray players, and the one we have is a desktop computer, which plays a bad mpeg-2 (single layer) demo disc!



What I want to know is if the difference that I see between my PJ and an XBR1 is as dramatic (or more!) when it comes to the awesome movies such as BHD.


Thanks again for all your input, but I was looking for more than math.
 

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Absolutely.


But all other things (contrast, brightness, color accuracy, etc.) being equal, more pixels = better picture, generally speaking.
 
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