12-12-2008 08:06:52 AM
Was wondering if the the UV hd box has 1080P output ?
Max is 1080i.
12-12-2008 08:31:19 AM
If your tv will do 1080p native it will scale it for you and unless you have a blu-ray player I doubt you would see a difference.
All source providers use 1080i/720p with one exception of 1 ppv channel on DISH.
12-12-2008 08:57:34 AM
Im not sure that Direct has the 1080P option either. To my knowledge only Dish has this capability and its only for VOD. Here is a review:
12-12-2008 09:53:30 AM
If the program you are watching is a movie that was originally filmed at 24 fps (99% of movies are), and your TV is a modern LCD, Plasma, DLP, or LCoS that can do 3:2 pulldown (90% can), then the picture you get watching the 1080i output from the U-Verse box is identical to what it would be if the U-Verse box sent a 1080p signal. That's "pixel-for-pixel" identical.
So really, you don't need to worry about 1080p vs. 1080i output at all, since it will not do anything to improve your picture quality.
12-15-2008 11:52:43 AM
Wish I could give SomeJoe's post a bazillion kudos.
1080p is, for the most part, marketing hooey. Movies and scripted TV shows are (99%) shot on film (24p) or digital video (still 24p). They're interlaced to 60i when broadcast at 1080i, but your TV uses pulldown to reconstruct them into 24p.
Having the box output 60p would just add to the duplicate information that would have to be thrown away.