Does a True HD (1080P) rating really matter?

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by RMD68, Apr 1, 2007.

  1. RMD68 macrumors 6502

    Jan 7, 2007
    Do to the fact that LCD's are progressive scan by nature does it really matter to have a True HD (1080P) LCD? Wouldn't a LCD with a 1080i rating naturally convert the signal to progressive. How much of a difference would there be in viewing and up-converted 1080i picture and a true HD 1080p signal. I know there is a major difference between 480i and 480p so I was wondering if the difference in the 1080 signals are the same? From what I hear up-converted signals lose some quality. Thanks in advance for any help.
  2. millar876 macrumors 6502a


    May 13, 2004
    Kilmarnock, Scotland UK
    if a TV has enough pixels to display a 1080i picture it will have enough to display a 1080p one so i can onlt imagine that the tv's that ONLY do 1080i are downscaling it anywat to a 720 pannel. If that is the case you would NOT notice a difference between 1080i and 1080p. but on a 1080p TV you can see a diference. i was given a demo in the sony style store in millenia mall in FL, they had a 60" true HD 1080p TV hooked up to a BD player and changed the BD players o/p through the other HD settings, 1080i, 720p and 720i, there was a noticable diference between the outputs.

    but in the UK anyway prices of true HD 1080p TV's are falling fast, you can walk into a store and pick up a 42" Sony for arround £1600 GBP, with (as the title hints at) a 1920x1080 pannel, or you could pay £200 more and get a Tohsiba 46" HD Ready TV that only has a 1024x768 pannel (yes i did type in the right numbers) and pay more for a tv that actually can not display a high def image

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