Well, it could be that 1080p is 1080p while DVDs are 720i -- which means that each scan of a 1080p video has has 2,073,600 pixels while each scan of a DVD will have 172,800 pixels -- or 345,600 pixels if you're comparing one frame of DVD to one frame of 1080p.
That's hardly an apples to apples comparison!
To do a fair comparison, you should compare a frame of a DVD with an MPEG output at 720x480 60i.
Hopefully adding a little to Mr. Grisetti's explanation.....
Try making an "AVCHD Disc" instead of a DVD. If you slide show is less than about 25 minutes, the AVCHD Disk will be at 1920x1080 to match HD TVs. The key advantages are that you can burn it on a cheap DVD disk, you use an ordinary DVD burner and it plays in HD on an ordinary Blu-Ray player as if it was a smaller version of a Blu-Ray disc.
(Publish&Share > Disc > AVCHD instead of DVD)
Could you please clarify your question and its details because I am reading your details as 1080p formats as AVCHD DVD versus HD MPEG2.mpg file.
I am interpreting your question with no involvement of DVD-VIDEO on DVD disc.
I think that you have burned some photos in Premiere Elements
with Presets = H.264 1920 x 1080p NTSC Dolby
and would like to see a bit "better" when at playback on your TV's player.
- When I burned a DVD the quality was off a little bit especially at 1080p
- same except anything that's interlaced seems worse, more pixelated
forces my focus away from
where there are no progressive offerings, just interlaced ones.
I am assuming that your player is a Blu-ray player that supports AVCHD DVD or one of the multi media players that supports AVCHD DVD.
Now when you export the Timeline content to file
with Presets = HDTV 1080p29.97, the MPEG2.mpg that you obtain displays better on your TV. What is the MPEG2.mpg on...USB Flash
Drive or memory card?
Please review and consider and clarify. Please excuse if I have misinterpreted your question. If I read it correctly, then I will offer comments
for the possible whys.
So, as you can see, William, it all depends on whether you are talking about resolution and interlacing (my point), as in DVD vs. 1080p, or whether you are talking about DVD vs BluRay (ATR's point).
So please indicate in your response which of us you want to respond to.
Steve Grisetti wrote:
So, as you can see, William...
The OP, "fader5" signed as Bill. I, William Sprague, also signed as Bill.
I think your answer explaining DVD resolution was perfectly correct with out any confusion.
If the first Bill tries an AVCHD Disc, he should be fine. Or he can continue with playing his MPEG as a file on a CD or DVD in a Blu-Ray player. I have a ten year old BD player that won't do that and a 5 year old one that will. Both play AVCHD discs.
(The Second) Bill (In This Thread)
Just as in my real life -- too many "bills".