Pioneer PDP-428XD - resolution question.


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I have a couple of questions regarding the Pioneer PDP-428XD, which hopefully someone can answer...

In What HI*Fi? Ultimate Guides October 2007, it lists on page 41 the PDP-428XD as having a resolution of 1366 x 768. Is this a typeo?, because everywhere else I've seen it as 1024 x 768.

I've seen this TV being sold as 1080i (which I'm sure is correct), and I've read in many magazines that it can accept a 1080p source at 24fps - which apparently helps reduce judder with high-def movies. What does this mean exactly? I presume it means that although it cannot display the picture at 1080p, it does some sort of conversion to display it as if it were a 1080i source? So if correct, I presume a 1080i TV (that doesn't accept a 1080p source) wouldn't be able to display a picture from a 1080p source at all?

Thanks in advance.


The resolution is 1024 x 768, the 50" has 1366 x 768. 1080p sources are downscaled to fit the panel, 1080i, 720p or whatever.

I can't see any difference in resolution between 720p and 1080i on my 428xd so do not miss 1080p at 42".

Regarding 24fps, that's what films are recorded in so if you can display that frame rate you don't need to convert it to 25 or 30fps, i.e. 50 or 60hz. I know wikipedia isn't gospel but the link below explains it.

I've seen Casino Royal on demo on a Sony 46" that didn't have 24fps and I noticed the judder, I could never sit through the whole film. Some people may not see it though.



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