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Setting ***. i have just a dvd player hooked up to my philips ambilight with hdmi and monster cables but when i put in a dvd it only plays on 480p how do i get it to 1080p or i whichever it is

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You will have to change the dvd player resolution to 1080i (or change resolution for each individual disc), because:
a) there is no way to change the resolution manually on this television
b) this TV maxes at 1080i, hence negating most of the utility of using an hdmi cable (Of course, hdmi cables are much easier to hook up, less messy than component cables; so all is not lost)

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