I now have it set up for 1280x720 and it looks good. I'm thinking about getting into HDTV and I'm wondering how well it would handle 19??x1080i. Would it do OK or would it look like crap, or can it even do it at all? Thanks!
The only issue with 1080i is would you get heavy scan line overlap due to too large of a beam spot size. Given that 1080i is interlaced, you may not see the overlap much, or it may help to make the image look smoother. Not sure about that one.
But 1080i is the same timing set as 540p (ok, with minor variation to give the beam time to skip one line on the odd field), so the machine can easily do it.
Thats what I thought... I just wanted to be sure that "the phosphors on a direct view TV didn't stay glowing/persist and that is why they could handle it better". I was worried that I'd get a LOT of flickering because of the interlacing. Just a reality check of my own thoughts. Thanks for the responses!
I ran 1080i with my BG800 with excellent results. The only thing is, it will make DVDs look real soft and you will wanting more HD content. You may need a sync converter with some HD STBs like the DTC100 to convert the polarity of the signal to negative. I think the Dish Network 6000 does not require a sync converter but I can't say for sure.
I have the same projector. A BG800 can scan up to around 90Khz. [email protected] uses 45Khz of bandwidth. 1080i/60Hz is interlaced so it uses the same as 540p/60hz which is 34Khz of bandwidth. (Less then 720p).
A BG800 has no problems displaying 1080i at all... It may not be able to properly resolve all 1920 horizontal lines of resolution, but it'll still look at lot better then lower resolutions.
A better EM-focused projector like a BG808 will display 1080i (and 720p) sharper then the ES-focused BG800, but the BG800 will still look very good.
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