1080p over component

Wade Preston Shearer wadeshearer.lists at me.com
Tue Aug 3 14:55:00 MDT 2010

On 3 Aug 2010, at 13:07, Grant Shipley wrote:

> Well, 1080p is possible over component, but not from Blu-ray Disc. The
> Blu-ray standards indicate that when component video is used, the highest
> output that can be sent (allowable) is 1080i. IF the image contraint token
> (ICT) is not enabled. If the ICT is enabled, the video must be down
> converted to 540p!
> -- from google
> So, a flat statement in the world of Blu-ray is that 1080p is not possible
> over component video.

I'm speechless. What a load of crap.

I connected my Sony Blue-Ray player (via component) and the video setup allows for 720p or 1080i (but not 1080p, in harmony with what has been mentioned in this thread). Will I really get 720p/1080i over component?

> What exactly were you asking about 1080p?  What sort of devices do you
> expect to be generating a 1080p signal, and what do you want to have
> receive it?

I was trying to connect a blueray player to my expensive Harmon/Kardon Receiver (pre-HDMI) and then on to my new Sony LCD TV.

The only way to make the blueray player work (at full resolution) would be to connect the player directly to my tv via HDML and then run the audio from the player to the receiver. But, if this…

> If HDMI is not used as the interconnect, not only is the video
> downgraded to 540p, but the audio is downgraded to 2 channel stereo.

…is true, I'm definitely going to leave my standard DVD player connected and use it for everything except watching Planet Earth. Sheeeeeesh.

The manual for my Sony Blue-Ray player says that it supports Dolby Digital DTS over the optical, so it looks like this one at least doesn't downgrade the audio.

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