Posted 28 November 2007 - 05:05 AM
Your monitor isn't 1080p so you shouldn't expect to get a 1080p picture (1920x1080 resolution) from it. It doesn't physically have the ability to display 1080p. What's probably happening with your up-converting DVD player is that it is not actually sending a 1080p signal. I would assume that there is a setting on the DVD player to have it display "up to 1080p" in which case it will display at a lower resolution (probably 720p in this case if it looks good - as most monitors don't have a great de-interlacer) and simply let your monitor scale the image. So while you think you are getting 1080p from your DVD player, you are probably getting a lesser resolution and having your monitor do the scale to fit work. In any case, VERY FEW monitors actually accept a progressive input source ABOVE their native resolution. It's much more common to up-scale then it is to down-scale as far as monitors are concerned.