QUOTE(makaveli91 @ Jul 26 2007, 01:59 AM)
haha, Honestly I'm not too sure what you mean by native 1080i. SO... My Tv is a 62" DLP Toshiba... I can't think of the model.. I've been drinking a little too much tonight. I'm thinking its an MX 96 or something...
EDIT: I looked at our invoices and whatnot, and its a 62MX196. When i said that i didn't know much about the HD and all that stuff, I really meant that i'm a straight up noob... lol.
Looking up the model number your TV is a native 1080p display. that means the DLP chip is a grid of 1920x1080 pixels. Which is pretty much as good as you can get.
Ideally you'll want to send this TV a 1080p signal over an HDMI cable
the next best thing is 1080i over either an HDMI or Component Video
and after that is 720p over either HDMI or Component video
If you're planning on getting into HD-DVD you'll want to use a player that supports 1080p over HDMI. If you're going to use a 360 and it's not an Elite you wont be able to get HDMI output.
HD-DVDs are encoded in 1080p, if you're using component your TV probably wont be able to receive 1080p over that cable type so you'll be forced to drop it down to 1080i and that causes the Xbox to interlace the signal and then your TV has to deinterlace it before displaying it. Essentially it'd be throwing away half the image data for no good reason.
This really comes down to whether your TV supports 1080p over component or VGA too. Both cable types are capable of 1080p but most TVs (even 1080p TVs) wont accept that signal over anything but HDMI.
honestly you'd be much better off buying a stand-alone player.