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I have a Pioneer SD-532HD5 that does 480i, 480p, & 1080i. I am very interested in obtaining an HDTV decoder and enjoying all the HDTV programming out there.


When I surfed to HDTV Galaxy and checked the listings, I found that there is not a 100% 1080i rate with all networks. It looks like this:


PBS: Widescreen, but still 480i


FOX: Widescreen? (I don't know) but 480p


ABC: Widescreen? (I don't know) but 720p


All the other HD programming seemed to be listed as 1080i and widescreen, so I know I am golden there.


I am unclear on how my set will display such outputs as mentioned above. Will the PBS programming be widescreen once I decode the "HD" signal?


Will the FOX programming be widescreen?


Will the ABC programming be widescreen? Since my set can only do the three formats listed above, how will it display 720p?


In case you are wondering why I ask so many questions, it is only because I understand HD is under attack and I want to become an informed soldier.


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PBS: Widescreen, but still 480i
The national PBS "HD" feed broadcasts either HD 1080i (widescreen by default) or widescreen SD (not sure if it's 480i or 480p, with an HD decoder, it will fill out the screen)

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ABC: Widescreen? (I don't know) but 720p
720p is also considered HD and is widescreen by default. If you monitor doesn't do native 720p, make sure you get an STB that converts 720p to 1080i. My Dish 6000 receiver automatically does this for me.

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FOX: Widescreen? (I don't know) but 480p
Yes, the Fox 480p presentations are also widescreen.
 

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Thanks for the information. So I need to have a STB that can upconvert 720p to 1080i. I didn't think of that...


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