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Old 05-23-2005, 08:21 AM   #31
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That would be Sony's marketing department confusing their reps.
Your TV is 720p (technically it is 1368 x 768 but that isn't really an issue). What I presume the rep you talked to is getting all confused about is the ability to accept signals up to 1080i. But of course the native pixel layout of your LCD is 1368 x 768, so the TV's internal scaler will take 1080i and make it 720p (or in this case 768p) anyway.
You aren't the only one to have the manufacturer have no idea what the heck they are talking about. I know of other people who called up their vendor and asked about the resolution of their set and was told "1080i" when their TV set was based on LCD tech and clearly was 720p native.

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Old 05-27-2005, 12:22 PM   #32
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Ok, so I should just buy all my new movies on Blu-Ray (or whatever format I like) and then when it becomes obsolete, I won't be able to play those dvd's on the new player I get. Sounds like a plan to me. I'll just have 2 dvd players standing by in my entertainment rack, and I'll switch the DVI cables everytime I need to watch the other player.

On a side note, I hope new HD tv's will come with more than one DVI input. With all the new hi-def toys, receivers and players out there, we're gonna need more than one DVI.
Dont forget that DVD players have only on optical audio cable (best audio possible)and one coaxial (not so good). This means that when switching DVD players, we need to swith two cables, not one! Now, my HDTV has a DVI input and the new Blue Ray-Toshiba HD-DVD players will have HDMI outputs. My two Up converstion DVD players already have HDMI and I had to purchase HDMI adaptors.
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Old 05-27-2005, 12:39 PM   #33
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HD-DVD & BluRay are both back compatible with SD-DVD & even CDs. You needn't switch anything.

Both optical & coax versions of SPDIF are digital, with pretty much equivalent quality. Optical will perform better when there is EMI interferance or grounding issues.

Several sets now come with 2 HDMI inputs... HDMI has replaced DVI.
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