Originally Posted by dude120
Seems to only be found in cheaper tv's these days from what I've seen.
Originally Posted by ffejrxx
some hdtvs can be used as monitors
and will only do 1920x1080i instead of 1920x1080p
the even and odd lines will be updated with every other pass
If those TVs are LCD or Plasma they aren't interlaced, they're progressive.
If they aren't advertised as 1080p its because they don't physically have 1920x1080 pixels. Heck, they technically can't even do 1080i.
TV is either broadcast in either 1080i and 720p, when a TV is advertised as being able to do 1080i/720p but not 1080p all it means is the TV will accept the 1080i broadcast signal and then deinterlace and downscale it to whatever its native resolution is (in the case of the mentioned cheaper TVs that resolution is likely 1366 x 768)
IIRC only CRT HDTVs are interlaced where every other line of a 1080i broadcast (CBS, NBC, CW, etc) is natively drawn at 30fps, whereas LCD and Plasma TVs will deinterlace 1080i broadcasts to provide a progressive picture, and will naturally display 720p broadcasts (FOX, ABC/ESPN, etc)Edited by bojinglebells - 12/20/10 at 9:40pm