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1. Blu-ray players handle 1440X1080i non square pixels just fine. And Windows Media will probably do the trick for you just fine, so use that since you don't have Blu-ray..
2. Export to Windows Media at 1920X1080 using square pixels. But I doubt that your laptop will export to an external monitor using 1920X1080, but you can try.
3. The upscaler works with Encore mad DVDs, but not as well as with professionally made Hollywood DVDs, mostly because the commercially made DVDs start with film and not video and are compressed by experts frame by frame.
>full HD 1080 camera whose pixels ratio is at 1440x 1080.
Just for clarification, "Full HD" is defined as 1920 x 1080 progressive. Your camera is not Full HD. No HDV cameras are, as they all shoot at 1440 x 1080 interlaced.
>Besides Blue Ray is at a larger ratio -1920 x 1080.
Blu-ray can actually handle many frame sizes:
1920 x 1080 - HD
1440 x 1080 - HD
1280 x 720 - HD
720 x 480 - SD NTSC
720 x 576 - SD PAL
>Are commercial DVDs actually a higher pixel ratio than Premiere DVDs?
No, they're identical in resolution. For PAL it would be 720 x 576
>a new Sony blue ray flat screen
Again just for clarification, Blu-ray refers only to the disks and the players, not the TVs. So you would say "Sony High-Def flat screen".
The upscaler works with Encore made DVDs,
Thanks. I still cant get my head around up-scaling DVD players since they use low, normal resolution pixel 720x 480 video. Does it interpolate?
I tired authoring a normal DVD of the video from a 1440 x 1080 mpeg file. It trancoded the file to the non Blue Ray DVD. Would the DVD be any better than if I authored it from a 720x 480 file; and would it play better with an upscaling DVD player? (BTW the file also showed banding when played on the computer using media player - as if something was wrong with the interlacing.)
I looked again today. It seems that at this point a plasma screen ("HD ready" ...at 1366 x 766 pixels) might be the best compromise for a flat screen since it is ½ price the Real HD (at 1920 x 1080 pixels) screen.
As an update: I settled for the plasma which seems to have the best picture. Also the up-scaling DVD was notably better than the normal DVD; and at normal resolution, the Pal video on this player looked much better than a high resolution mpeg being pumped out of my laptop on the plasma TV.