Originally Posted by RussianGrimmReaper
No it doesn't. 1080P is 1920x1080. 1080i = 720p = 1366x720. Size has nothing to do with resolution, HOWEVER, some TV panels need to be a minimum size to do 1080P. This is especially true of Plasma screens, minimum size for 1080P is 42" But most large tvs are also 1080P.
Several things wrong here.
(1) 1080p and 1080i are both 1920x1080, one is progressive and the other is interlaced. 1080i != 720p. Here are some resources where you can learn about 1080i vs. 1080p
(2) Size and resolution do correlate, but not because of the reasons that you may think. Bigger screens usually come with higher resolutions. The reason for this is very simple, and it lies in the screen dot pitch (the distance between LCD cells of the same color). In order to keep production costs low and work with the typical 0.28mm dot pitch larger resolutions require larger screens. In other words, if you want to pack more pixels into a smaller screen, you will have to significantly reduce the dot pitch, which in turn would produce a much sharper image, but would also significantly up the cost of the given panel. Hence the need of certain panels to be of certain size before they will achieve 1920x1080 resolution lies only in production cost and eventual product cost.
(3) Currently, the only reason why TV screens do not really come in higher resolutions than 1920x1080 is because there is no content or market need at all for higher resolutions than that. Even for a computer that is already pretty high resolution, let alone for a TV screen that has no existing content running at anything higher than 1920x1080 (even that is limited).Edited by dejanh - 6/23/08 at 10:25am