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Which output mode to use?

Discussion in 'HDR-FOX T2 Freeview Recorder' started by Tim.C, Aug 13, 2011.

  1. Tim.C

    Tim.C Member

    And before anybody says, yes I did do a search but I couldn't find anything useful.

    The Hummy outputs both 1080i and 1080p, and my TV will accept both.

    I've seen things about broadcast format, about upscaling etc etc, but not enough to draw a conclusion. It appears that this may also be a bit subjective.

    Anyway; which is it best to set it to??? Discuss ;)
  2. redimps

    redimps New Member

    Without a doubt 1080p ;)
  3. ChrisDaniels

    ChrisDaniels Well-Known Member

    1080p is the highest res.
  4. Wallace

    Wallace Slightly Pickled

    I am sure that I have read somewhere that one is best for 'fast moving' pictures I.E. football, the other for 'general' viewing. I cant remember when or where I heard it. Nor which is which. Not much help but I like to confuse... :)
  5. ChrisDaniels

    ChrisDaniels Well-Known Member

  6. Tim.C

    Tim.C Member

    But isn't HD transmitted in 1080i ??? So would using 1080p would require a conversion of some kind?
  7. Tim.C

    Tim.C Member


    So if I set the Hummy to 1080p it is converting the signal before sending it to the TV. Whereas if it is et to 1080i it is sending it straight through and the TV may or may not be changing it to 1080p.

    I think I need to check what the TV does with 1080i signals.
  8. Black Hole

    Black Hole May contain traces of nut

    The vast majority of 1080p-capable TVs will double the frame rate (or even quadruple it in the case of a 100Hz telly) of a 1080i input. 'Tis just a question of whether you prefer the result of the TV doing it or the Humax doing it.