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Daniel I am using an HDMI cable to connect my Panasonic DVD-S53 upconverter to my 1080i LCD TV, and I have set both my 'Video Priority' and 'Audio Out' settings to ON, yet I am still getting what I percieve to be a 480i resolution. What settings should I adjust to recieve an upconverted 1080i resolution?

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It'll still be 480i, it'll just work on a 1080i input now. You can't make HD out of a non-HD source.


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