Author Topic: 720P or 1080P mkv on 720P tv  (Read 2371 times)

October 13, 2009, 08:10:07 AM
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homerjs

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I have a 720p/1080i LG 37".  I have downloaded and played both 1080P mkv and 720P mkv movies with the WDHD.  Picture looks good in both cases.  Will 1080P look better than the 720p (given that the TV obviously down converts the 1080p to 720p) or am I wasting bandwidth on the larger 1080P files. 
Seems like there is a large size difference between the 2, and my question is, is the 720p quality significantly less. Is it better to download the higher quality one and let down conversion be done.?
Know what I'm trying to say??
Thanks

October 13, 2009, 08:45:14 AM
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B5Fan

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You should use whatever your TV's native resolution is.  It can't be 720p/1080i.  That just means its compatible with those resolution but you should fine out the actual resolution.  It will be listed as 1280x720 or 1920x1080 or something else, no "p" or "i" designations.

October 13, 2009, 08:55:19 AM
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October 13, 2009, 11:03:48 AM
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Stick with 720p files and you will be fine.  No need to get the higher rez files.  Evin if you had a 1080p tv, if you are sitting more than 8 feet from it you would likely not be able to tell the difference between those two resolutions.

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