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1080i up to 1080P with booster?

mtnrunner
09-25-2007, 02:21 PM
Can an in-wall 12 meter HDMI cable rated for 1080i be made to go 1080P with some sort or amplifier, repeater or signal booster? Any recommendations on where I can get a device that would solve this problem?

Thanks!

tcarcio
09-25-2007, 02:35 PM
If your tv is 1080p it will upconvert the 1080i signal for you anyway.

mtnrunner
09-25-2007, 02:43 PM
If your tv is 1080p it will upconvert the 1080i signal for you anyway.

It's 1080p, but the cable installed in the wall, from wireworld, is only rated to 1080i and cannot be replaced.

rbinck
09-25-2007, 02:43 PM
Can an in-wall 12 meter HDMI cable rated for 1080i be made to go 1080P with some sort or amplifier, repeater or signal booster? Any recommendations on where I can get a device that would solve this problem?

Thanks!What is the source for the 1080p? I ask because the cable should work from most sources even though it has a 1080i rating. Are you using a computer or game console?

mtnrunner
09-25-2007, 02:48 PM
What is the source for the 1080p? I ask because the cable should work from most sources even though it has a 1080i rating. Are you using a computer or game console?

It's a Sony BDP-S300 which supports 1080p. Wonder if this will work: http://www.hdtvsupply.com/hdmirepeater.html or this http://www.hdtvsupply.com/hdaceqexreex.html

tcarcio
09-25-2007, 02:58 PM
That will boost your signal and is used when you need to run long distances with your cable. It will not change the 1080i to 1080p, but you need to see what is the native res of your tv. There is a difference between accepting a 1080p signal and being a 1080p display.

billinprinceto
09-25-2007, 07:48 PM
It's a Sony BDP-S300 which supports 1080p. Wonder if this will work: http://www.hdtvsupply.com/hdmirepeater.html or this http://www.hdtvsupply.com/hdaceqexreex.html

Have you tried it yet with the existing cable????

Even though the cable is rated 1080i, it MAY pass 1080p signals; if it does not, it is because the tolerances used in the connectors will not support the bandwidth required for 1080p, in which case you can boost untill hell freezes over and will most likely still not be able to push 1080p through the cable.

m_vanmeter
09-26-2007, 07:52 AM
"mtmrunner" - to give you a full answer, we still need to know what the source of your 1080p programming is ???

billinprinceto
09-26-2007, 09:08 AM
"mtmrunner" - to give you a full answer, we still need to know what the source of your 1080p programming is ???

He already said it's a Sony BDP-S300 Blu-Ray player.

In any event, the source has nothing to do with it. 1080p is 1080p is 1080p, no matter the source.

He may or he may not have to replace the cable if he wants to pass 1080p. See my previous post.

rbinck
09-26-2007, 09:40 AM
In any event, the source has nothing to do with it. 1080p is 1080p is 1080p, no matter the source.

Not exactly correct. 1080p from a computer can have various refresh rates. In fact just saying 1080p to describe a signal without adding the refresh (or frame) rate is actually incomplete. Even some players can be set for various frame rates. That may be the issue with the OP even, like the player is set for 24fps, but the display will only allow 60 fps. That player will do either.

Bigloww
09-26-2007, 09:43 AM
In any event, the source has nothing to do with it. 1080p is 1080p is 1080p, no matter the source.

?????

BrianO
09-26-2007, 04:13 PM
In fact just saying 1080p to describe a signal without adding the refresh (or frame) rate is actually incomplete.

This is true for 480p and 720p as well. Only the interlaced broadcast signals are restricted to a single frame rate.

billinprinceto
09-26-2007, 06:40 PM
Not exactly correct. 1080p from a computer can have various refresh rates. In fact just saying 1080p to describe a signal without adding the refresh (or frame) rate is actually incomplete. Even some players can be set for various frame rates. That may be the issue with the OP even, like the player is set for 24fps, but the display will only allow 60 fps. That player will do either.

Non critical technical point, but correct (outside of the context of this thread) just the same. In your example of 24fps vs 60fps "most" HDMI cables available today claim to support both; hence the conclusion that, in the context of this thread, 1080p is 1080p is 1080p.

Within the context of this thread, the issue is "will the existing cable handle the signal?" I dread the day (though it may come) when we must specifiy the frame rate before we purchase a HDMI cable.