In the output settings through DVI/HDMI you can now only choose 720p or 1080i in your Dreambox settings.
This means for example that if the output is set on 1080i and you go to a 720p channel the Dreambox has to convert interlaced to progressive AND convert the resolution, this means 2 types of conversion in the Dreambox (the same is the case if you put the standard output on 720p and watch a 1080i channel).
A full HD screen has to convert the 1080i or 720p output from the dreambox to 1080p (because this is the native screen output). This means there can be a lot of conversions which are off course not good for the quality of the picture.
For example the Dreambox has been set to 1080i output and you watch a 720p channel, the following conversions occur:
1. Convert 720p to 720i (by Dreambox)
2. Convert 720i to 1080i (by Dreambox)
3. Convert 1080i to 1080p (by TV)
• These 3 conversion also apply if the standard output is 720p and you watch a 1080i channel
I know from the autoresolution plugin the Dreambox 8000 also supports 1080p. I would like to set the standard output of the Dreambox to 1080p so the number of conversions is limited to the very least necessary namely ONE (I know some of this can be set with the autoresolution plugin so only the TV does one conversion, but don't like to use this because when switching between channels who have different HD output I loose the picture for a few seconds because my TV is recalibrating to the new output format).
If the Dreambox outputs 1080p the TV doesn’t have to do anything more than show the Dreambox signal 1 on 1 on the screen (1080p, so no conversion). Also the dreambox has to only convert one thing (instead of 2 or 3 as mentioned above).
- If you watch a 1080i channel the Dreambox only has to convert from interlaced to progressive (and not the resolution, so only one conversion)
- If you watch a 720p channel the Dreambox only has to convert the resolution from 720 to 1080 (and no i/p conversion, so only one conversion)
Would this be possible to implement (1080p as standard Dreambox output)?
Thank you for an answer