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How to get 1080 resolution from my plasmaI have the 6842 pe EDTV

We currently have it hooked to a RCA directv reciver thru component cable then thru philips surround sound system. When a dvd is played it displays in the corner 480. How do I increase the resolution. DO I need a top set box? I do not have HD service.

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    Well what would be the use of a upconverting dvd player?

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DVDs are 480p
HD-DVD or Blu-Ray DVD is 720p or 1080i or 1080p

you cannot increase resolution, if you want to play a 480p/i video on a 1080p/i or 720p screen, you are merely stretching the picture.

If there is any kind of box that tells you it can convert 480i/p to 1080p/i or 720p(high definition) it is simply stretching the picture.

you can convert 1080p/i or 720p(high definition) to 480i/p as you are taking out information from the video to make it smaller.

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