Late 08 MBP- What is the screen capable of?

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  1. scottintosh macrumors member

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    Hello, I know that the resolution is 1440x900.. but what is that compared to a TV. Like 1080p/i or 720p/i?
     
  2. J the Ninja macrumors 68000

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    900p

    Number = vertical resolution
    Letter = Interlaced or progressive

    1080p = 1920x1080
    720p = 1280x720


    And for good measure....

    1440p = 2560x1440
    2k = 2048x1080
    4k = 4096x2160
     
  3. iCries macrumors regular

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    nvm
     
  4. scottintosh thread starter macrumors member

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    cool, thanks.. just out of curiosity, is there a formula to determine the first number from the second number... for example.. it its Nx1080, does N have to equal 2048?
     
  5. J the Ninja macrumors 68000

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    No, vertical. There are 900 pixels in each vertical column, and 1440 columns wide.

    As for the res, that has to do with aspect ratio. If the display is 16:10 (1.6:1), that means the res is always a 1.6:1 width to height ratio: 1440x900, 1680x1050, 1920x1200, 2560x1600, etc. HDTVs are somewhat wider, at 16:9 (aka 1.78:1), so........1280x720, 1366x768, 1920x1200, 2560x1440, and so on and so forth. 2k digital cinema is its own thing. There are other aspect ratios too, like 1.33:1 for old television and movies, and then there are film ARs, like 1.85:1, or "scope" (2.35:1).
     
  6. raymondu999 macrumors 65816

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    It should actually be 810p. Because 810p is 1440x810. 900p would be 1600x900
     
  7. scottintosh thread starter macrumors member

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    ok, cool..

    good info to know, thank you!
     

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