Is it better to have a TV with just 1080i or multi-HD ?

Discussion in 'Community Discussion' started by GoCubsGo, Mar 25, 2007.

  1. GoCubsGo macrumors Nehalem

    GoCubsGo

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    I did try to search but couldn't really get enough input. I am buying a new TV and one states HDTV Compatibility: 1080i while the other states: HDTV Compatibility: 1080p, 1080i, 720P, 480P and 480i video signal. Upscaleable to 1080p using Faroudja Technology®

    Same price really, my viewing right now is HDTV through Cox Cable and standard DVD viewing. I also watch regular TV. I do not own and do not intend to buy in the next 6 months an HD DVD player but :apple: TV is a possibility in the next 6 months. Consoles played are XBox 360 and PS2 (obviously no issue there with want/need of HD).
     
  2. jane doe macrumors 6502

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    I just got one that goes all the way up to 1080i. i looked at the 1080p and could not tell the difference using the same source (blueray and HD-DVD).

    it would have cost $1200 more and all I would have gotten 1080p on the same TV. I spent $644 out the door and never looked back.
     
  3. psycoswimmer macrumors 65816

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    We also just got a new TV. A 50" Sony HDTV SXRD 1080p. I have it set to input at 1080i, which is the highest the broadcasting goes. In my opinion, I think it looks better than 720p, but I am about 12 feet from the screen.

    The difference between progressive scan and interlacing is that in 1080p (progressive), the whole frame is changing and producing the image. It is one giant mass of pixels (in a way). :) In 1080i (interlaced), only half of the image reproduces at a time, making two separate lines of pixels.
     
  4. apfhex macrumors 68030

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    Ideally, you want one that can do all those resolutions, yes. It's especially important to have 720p capabilities IMHO.
     
  5. GoCubsGo thread starter macrumors Nehalem

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    Thanks I kind of knew that stuff but I was curious if it mattered if I had a tv that had 720, 1080 etc or just one that was straight 1080i with no other options.
     
  6. psycoswimmer macrumors 65816

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    You're really going to want to look into a TV with at least 720p. :)
     

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