In our "Truth in Advertising" post some time back, we discussed HD resolutions and our desire for mandatory labeling of display resolutions. HD Beat reader Mark recently commented with a question regarding 720p signals on a set that doesn't natively display 720p.
"I'm going to buy an hdtv and am considering the Panasonic CT-34WX15 TAU. (crt)It supports HDTV @ 1080i and EDTV @ 480p. My question is what happens when I view a resolution at 720p? Is this set going to display it properly? Also, the Panasonic DVD-S77 player puts out 1080i and 720p. Where is the 720p on the T.V.?"
I actually own the same basic Tau series CRT, but this question can be applied to any set that doesn't natively display a 720p signal.