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Don't be sad -- I paid nothing at all for it Nobody did.

So 720p is a no go for me? If this is correct, how come 720p is no go, but 1080i is? Could someone enlighten me to why this is?
    
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Don't be sad -- I paid nothing at all for it Nobody did.

So 720p is a no go for me? If this is correct, how come 720p is no go, but 1080i is? Could someone enlighten me to why this is?
You have a very very strange TV.. lol..

Might be why it was free.

I know for sure that the TV doesn't support 1080i, so I wouldn't recommend running it on that.

Your TV supports 720p, so i'm not sure why its not showing up in windows. It might just be that the TV won't display that through VGA.

If you had a xbox 360 or PS3, we could see if that was true.

For example, on my XBR2 1080p TV I could only select 1080i through VGA, but the TV supports 1080p through HDMI. When I called sony they said that the TV doesn't support 1080p through VGA, so I switched to HDMI. Might be whats happening with your TV.
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So when I load up a 720p episode of Lost into Windows Media Player, then drag it over to this monitor and fullscreen it, in 1024x768 resolution, this is or isn't HD?

Nah, what happened is this TV broke. So my Mum and Step-Dad got a replacement and they told us they'd pick the one I have now up .. This was last October. So I took a look at it, soldered a few wires that had fallen off the SCART sockets back on, and fixed it. A £450 TV for free
    
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post #14 of 41
1024x768 resolution cant be HD.. Its a 4:3 aspect resolution. HD resolutions are 16:9.

That video should have black bars on the left and ride sides of your TV.

Check the file you downloaded, what does it say the resolution of it is? (Go to the properties of the file in WMP)

What is the max possible resolution you can set your desktop to in windows?
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post #15 of 41
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off topic - what are SCART sockets?
Don't you have them over there? The long strip kinda things with two rows of a number of strips? One of these:



Murlocke, I can tell you that in 15 minutes. Make sure you check this topic then
    
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post #16 of 41
1080i isn't 1080 lines of resolution. It's 540. That's why a 720p monitor can do 1080i.

If you take 1080i into VLC and select discard as the interlace method it drops to 540.

There are sets that do 480p and 1080i, and projectors as well.
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post #17 of 41
keep dling the 720p stuff, it will still look better. Your tv may have a 1366x768 rez but it will still use the 720p.
post #18 of 41
Try setting different custom resolutions. I have a small HDTV and 1280x768 is somehow its native resolution.

The whole "1080i isn't 1080 vertical lines" is a myth that needs to be dispelled. The video is in full 1080 vertical lines, but you just see half in one frame, it alternates every other frame.

Check this: http://www.afterdawn.com/glossary/terms/1080i.cfm
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For Murlocke: I have downloaded some lower than 720p also. These are of 624x352 resolution. I guess this is something like 352p?

The 720p ones are of 960x528 resolution. Is this normal?
    
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post #20 of 41
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Originally Posted by JohnRogers View Post
For Murlocke: I have downloaded some lower than 720p also. These are of 624x352 resolution. I guess this is something like 352p?

The 720p ones are of 960x528 resolution. Is this normal?
The problem is that your lost episodes arn't high def

960x528 is way below 720p, someone just labelled them as 720p.

http://www.microsoft.com/windows/win...tshowcase.aspx

Download some real 720p videos from here, and see how they play.

Make sure your desktop resolution is above 1280x720, before viewing these.
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