can some one tell me if 1080i is better than 720 p dont know the differences of this 2 ...Iam trying to play the new halo 3 trailer on the xbox 360 and i want to see it in the max a good settings i have a samsung 42 inch plasma..
I wouldnt suggest setting it to specificly 1 thing, if you have the options which should be 1080i 480i 480p and 720p unless your TV supports the 720p stay away!! LOL it will jack things up and not many companies broadcast in it. Other than that, if you can try to set all but the 720p and you should be fine, your tv will automaticly adjust itself to the format that the programming is being broadcast in
HD is a strange animal to figure out! Some TV's can not display interlaced images, and convert right to progressive...but not in the same sense as a 1080p capable TV. My tv is a DLP, and isn't *supposed* to be able to display interlaced, so it converts it. When I watch programs in 720p and 1080i, I can only see the slightest of difference. Regarding 1080i vs 1080p...most will say 1080p will look better...if you can find something to put out a 1080p signal
actually, all HDTVs are required to support 720p and 1080i.
p and i stand for progressive and interlaced. with progressive, the tv displays a new image 30 times a second. Interlaced is a form of compression where the image is split up into rows of pixels, and the tv only refreshes every other row at a time, but at a rate of 60 times a second. progressive is better, because interlaced video has a tendency to blur.
I would chose 720p, but it's really up personal preference and what you're doing (watching TV vs. playing a video game)
1080i is just upconverted to 1080 but is not true 1080.
1080p is actual 1080 display, so it will look better then 1080i.
TV's are starting to be able to display 1080p, but nothing is broadcast in it yet, but if you are gonna get an HDTV, you mine as well get one that can do 1080p. There should be a local electronics store that should have some TV's running 1080p. Circuit city does, by me at least, has it running images and stuff from content downloaded from the internet on to hard drives. It looks sweet.
ok listen ppll! there is no way 720 is bettr, i would say its a good investment if u have a console and reguler cable, but if u bought a 360 or ps3. be smart and buy at least a 1080i tv...... go somewhere and plugin ur system and see the difference....1080P kicks ass though...so does the price
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