1080i or 1080P ?

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by ildondeigiocchi, Dec 15, 2008.

  1. ildondeigiocchi macrumors 6502a


    Dec 30, 2007
    I just got a Samsung 32" 5 Series with Full HD 1920 by 1080 connected to my Mac Pro along with my 30" ACD. They look stunning together. The thing I'm wondering is that the cable connecting my Mac Pro to the display is 1080i. The picture is great but would 1080p be any better? I'm getting a Bluray drive so I don't know? If I get the 1080p will the display still be interlaced or not in sys preferences? Urgent help needed!
  2. TrapOx macrumors 6502

    Dec 4, 2008
    If its hooked up to your computer, its not interlaced. Blu-ray is useless except for data storage, OSX will not play bluray movies.
  3. smogsy macrumors 6502a

    Jan 8, 2008
    1080p would certainly be better, specially for fast actioned games. as the picture would be progessive & not interlaced.

    you connecting your tv using a DVI/HDMI? all DVI/HDMI should support I & P
    then if your supports 1080p you may just need to set it to use 1080p on your tv menu.
  4. nightfly13 macrumors 6502a


    Jul 17, 2008
    Ranchi, India
    The output (from System Preference -> Displays) should be progressive unless otherwise noted (ie. it says (Interlaced)). Set it to 1920x1200 and you should be set - maybe fiddle with overscan (I think it's better unchecked) and see which is better.

    The TV will always display progressive, it's a fixed panel digital display. The only question is whether or not the Mac Pro is sending a progressive or interlaced signal (which your TV would deinterlace). Better to just skip that foolishness and stick with progressive (native).
  5. Fonzijr1964 macrumors 68000


    Feb 26, 2008
    um u know leopard can not read Blu ray movies only data

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