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OK, so I get that some have an argument that 1080i is inferior for fast paced action and should be disregarded. This is similar to official comments made by xbox for the exclusion of the format. I could almost accept this if I had not already been sold
on the system as the centerpiece of my home theater. In fact, it is input one, at least currently.... My current TV is only capable of 1080i, and hooking my cable through the xb1 has resulted in an immediate decease to picture quality as it only displays in
720p now. Why??? And just to answer the objection, I'd love nothing more than to replace my 73" tv with a 1080p option...but buying a 5k tv isn't what I thought I was signing up for when I bought a $500 console.
Really this doesn't make sense to me. Xbox One has a built-in dedicated scaler chip. This means it should basically be able to convert to any format without problem. The 360 was the same way. you could run that thing on virtually any TV or monitor. Why should
this be any different for Xbox One, unless the software is restricting the function of the scaler chip?
[quote user="Pyro7I9"]Xbox One has a built-in dedicated scaler chip.[/quote]It doesn't. The 360 didn't, either. Both do scaling on the GPU.[quote]Why should this be any different for Xbox One[/quote]Seeing as how both Sony and MS are using the same GPU functional
units, and the PS4 supports 1080i, I would expect MS to add 1080i in a future update.
People with TVs that are only 480p/1080i-capable should really replace them. They're going on 10 years old and have terrible black levels, not to mention being blurry and not having 1920 columns of horizontal resolution.[quote user="Boxcar Nebb"]And just to
answer the objection, I'd love nothing more than to replace my 73" tv with a 1080p option...but buying a 5k tv isn't what I thought I was signing up for when I bought a $500 console.[/quote]70" TVs do not cost $5000. They're around $2500.
I've got a 55" hanging in my bedroom that's 1080p...and I've been thinking about moving the X1 there but I really wanted it to control everything in the living room. I really need 70" or bigger in the room and I had no desire to upgrade until the X1 stripped
1080i from what my cable provider is sending my TV.
It just doesn't make sense to me. Really, ignoring the video games, why is something that is trying to be the center of my home theater decreasing the screen quality of normal television? I would actually be accepting if someone provided a reasonable answer,
but as it stands I'm just confused by it.
Again, I'd love to buy a new massive TV for my living room, don't get me wrong. But I would be fine with my existing TV if the X1 would just let me watch TV in 1080i when using the pass through.
[quote user="Boxcar Nebb"]Guess I should have saved my money back then and only invested in a 720p model.[/quote]The TV is more than likely only 720p anyway. It's using tricks to provide 1080i. Back in 2005 true 1080p sets were rare and expensive.
My old TV from 2005 was a 42" Rear Projection LCD 1080i/720p model. I always ran my 360 and my TiVo in 720p mode. There was no visible difference between 1080i and 720p, and 720p provides 60 frames/sec whereas 1080i does not. I would just use the existing TV
in 720p mode.