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I just found out HDTV's are 1080p

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#1 of 4 OFFLINE   Michael_Victor


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Posted November 29 2006 - 02:26 AM

Can someone tell me if there is that much a difference in 1080i and 1080p? I know the difference between Interlace and Progressive scan for DVD Players but is there really that much for the 1080? Would Blu Ray work on 1080i? Thanks in advance.

#2 of 4 OFFLINE   Michael TLV

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Posted November 29 2006 - 04:03 AM


Works just fine at 1080i and 720p too.

Just like 480p can be done correctly or done terribly wrong ... 1080p can have the same dangers.

No blanket statements can apply to 1080p ... for if it could ... then 480p from a $26 DVD player from Walmart would also be good.

The important thing is to have a TV that actually handles 1080p correctly and many/most don't.

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#3 of 4 OFFLINE   Phil Iturralde

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Posted November 29 2006 - 04:39 AM

Adding to Michael TLV comments, ... read 1080i v. 1080p - Posted 1:57 PM ET by Geoffrey Morrison

There has been a lot of concern and confusion over the difference between 1080i and 1080p. This stems from the inability of many TVs to accept 1080p. To make matters worse, the help lines at many of the TV manufacturers (that means you, Sony), are telling people that their newly-bought 1080p displays are really 1080i. They are idiots, so let me say this in big bold print, as far as movies are concerned THERE IS NO DIFFERENCE BETWEEN 1080i AND 1080p. See, I did it in caps too, so it must be true. Let me explain (if your eyes glaze over, the short version is at the end).

For clarification, let me start by saying that there are essentially no 1080i TVs anymore. Unless you bought a CRT based TV, every modern TV is progressive scan (as in LCD, Plasma, LCOS, DLP). They are incapable of displaying a 1080i signal as 1080i. So what we’re talking about here mostly applies to people with 1080p native displays.


So all of you people who bought 1080p displays only to be told by the companies that you had bought 1080i TVs, relax. The TV will convert everything to 1080p. Now if you bought a TV that doesn't de-interlace 1080i correctly, well, that's a whole other story.

Select the link above to read the entire article.

So the Real Question really should be ...

1) Are You Getting All the HDTV Resolution You Expected? - Gary Merson, May, 2006 - Which displays have it and which don't.

2) Are You Getting All of the HDTV Resolution You Expected? Round 2 - Gary Merson, October, 2006

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#4 of 4 OFFLINE   Michael_Victor


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Posted November 29 2006 - 04:47 AM

Thanks for your help. They said at the store that the PS3 is best used on 1080p.