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1080P tv, but screen says 720P??

Started 1260713366 in Electronics Talk | Last reply 1260725323 by gidgetgoeshawaiian
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We bought a tv two months ago. It's a 1080P. I verified that again this morning from online and our manual.
Comcast came out and installed the HDMI cable and the HD/DVR box.
We love the tv, but I have a question.
When we turn the channel, up in the right hand corner of the screen, it says "HDMI1 720P" regardless of which HD channel we change to it (ok, so I haven't looked at every HD channel, but many). Why doesn't it say "1080P".
Did we install it incorrectly?

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glb613126071425811160 PostsRegistered 10/6/2004
First of all, TV broadcast are in 1080i not 1080p. You need to get into the DVR settings and change it. Turn the cable box off but have the TV on. Press the menu button and you should get into the settings. Make sure it's set for 16:9 ratio and 1080i. If it isn't, use the arrow buttons to change it. If you have any trouble, call Comcast and have them come out and fix it.

gidgetgoes­hawaiian1260717383415 PostsRegistered 10/6/2004
Thanks, Gail. I'd meant to type 1080i for what it said in the corner.
Anyway, I followed your instructions and got it changed. Thanks very much for the quick response.

glb613126071949911160 PostsRegistered 10/6/2004
I'm glad to hear you got it changed. Some claim you can't tell the difference between 1080i and 720P. I think you can especially with the larger sets.
If you really want 1080P, you need Blu-ray. I ordered Gone With The Wind Bluray edition and I can't wait to watch it.

gidgetgoes­hawaiian1260725323415 PostsRegistered 10/6/2004
Such a huge difference in picture from the old days, isn't it?
We got a 46 inch Samsung last year and love it and two months ago, when our bedroom tv died, got a 32 inch Insignia (Best Buy's house brand.). The Insignia is terrific for the price and I noticed it's down to $399 from $499 today for 1080.
We got the 120 for the living room but for the bedroom, just went with the 60.
Enjoy Gone With the Wind!

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