Need Advice: 1080p or 720p to 1080i

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  1. LightyKD
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    I have a CRT HDTV that demands a 1080i signal for HD and a certain gaming device that only outputs in 1080p, 720p and 480p. Anyone here have an idea on which type of device I could use to change the 1080p or 720p signal into a 1080i signal?
     
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    Finally got a ps4,huh? ;)

    But yeah 1080p is the best
     
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    LMAO you know it's my freggin OUYA ;)
     
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    CRT HDTV?

    Its like LightyKD goes out of his way to own bullshit noone else would want.
     
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    Maybe he is a revolutionary futurist who is way ahead of the times?!
     
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    Actually, I got that CRT HDTV for my original Wii. Its the best damn type of screen to play Wii games on. With that said, it still has better and more organic colors than my other HDTV. CRT's might be old tech but HD CRT's are lovely and nothing to scoff at.
     
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    I know what you mean. CRTs handle lower resolutions like 240p and 480p far better than high definition LCDs. Been looking for a decent one as the small flatscreen I have now doesn't display analog video very well. Only problem is that CRTs are heavy as hell. Maybe I'll sucker into buying a XRGB.
     
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    I got my CRT off Craigsist for 35 USD. You're right about the damn things being heavy. I think my CRT might be close to 200 pounds :(. If you're serious about a CRT HD set, check sites like Craigslist and the local thrift store. Every time Ive spotted a CRT it was either 30-50 USD or free.
     
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    Before everyone splooges all over HD CTR TV's I'd like to underline that they have disadvantages. If you're planning to use retro systems with a lightgun, you'll be out of luck on an HD CRT as much as you are on an HD LCD/LED/OLED - the response time is all over the place and it just won't work. As for the resolution, it's 1080p > 720p > 1080i. 1080i is interlaced, only half of the lines are actually updated, the rest are left-overs from the previous frame, so you're really only looking at 540 refreshed lines. Meanwhile 720p is a lower total resolution, but it's progressively refreshed, ergo superior in my book. It's a contrast between refresh rate and resolution, I suppose it depends on what you like.
     
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    A converter will suck your pockets dry. You best bet is to go with 720p, it doesn't look bad plus you get progressive scan.
     
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    Trust me I wouldn't mind 720p or even 480p but the TV only supports 1080i, 480p and 480i. At one point I had my OUYA in 480p and it was BEAUTIFUL but the damn Tell Tale games tried to downsample in a way that just ruined their text. If there was a way around that, this thread would not be here :P
     
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    It doesn't upscale the 720p to 1080i?
     
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    720p is more information than 1080i, the buffer might be too small. Again, only half of the frame is updated. 1080i is displayed as "bigger" but is factually "smaller" per-refresh, if that makes sense.
     
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    I understand, but typically an interlaced TV screen will convert the progressive signal on its own, wouldn't it? That's what happened when I fed a progressive signal to my interlaced TV.
     
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    It should provided the buffer is big enough for the input. If you fed the TV 4K signal it'd probably freak out unless it has enough space to hold a 4K frame. It's all a matter of the built-in scaler.
     
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    Sadly, no. The TV goes black when there is a 720p image. It does the same thing with my Wii U