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1080i or 720p for sports and gaming

Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by Famous Hobo, Mar 9, 2009.

  1. Famous Hobo New Member

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    my tv has an option for both. what should I use. No 1080p here.
     
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    What kind of TV is it? Progressive scan usually allows for less chance of artifacts than interlaced, especially w/ fast moving objects, thus 720p is basically the better choice. However, most new tv's don't actually display interlaced signals, but rather convert the signal into progressive, in your case it would come up less than 1080 scan lines but would still be progressive in 1080i mode. I would try both and see which fits more to your liking.
     
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    I heard 1080i is an older technology, and for budget displays they use 720p because it is a newer technology that is better suited for gaming and sports.
     
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    uhhh... not older tech at all.... p stands for progressive, i for interlaced, which is better for gaming and sports TECHNICALLY, because it moves faster and interlaced MAY have problems with that...

    IMO, if your TV is under 40" go for 720p, 40" or over, go for 1080i :)
     
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    Gaming as in PC gaming? 1080 is obviously better for PC gaming because the images aren't upscaled but on consoles 720 would be better.
     
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    well for PC gaming, it depends on your graphics card really... but there's a world difference between 720p and 1080i in that case...
     
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    Deusxmachina New Member

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    This question is still unanswered, yet its answer will likely provide the answer.
     
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    1080i is an analog signal equivalent to 1080p. 1080p gets its name from being 1920x1080 pixels. 1080p(1920x1080) > 1080i > 720p(1366x720) > 720i > 480p(853x480) > 480i, its fact, no question about it.
    1080i 720i and 480i are just equivalent in their clearness, and are named so according to their counterparts.
    If you are getting any TV 37" and higher and it is not atleast 1080p, you have not made a proper investment for the future.
     
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    go 1080i coz it is a bigger resolution than 720p

    if i use my monitor i use its native resolution tho
     
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    To add more information to a very helpful post, check this link and scroll down to 'Problems Caused by Interlacing'. I've got a 1080i LCD Projection TV I bought in early 2006 and I've never noticed it, but it may happen. If you notice it and it bugs you to no end, sure switch to 720p and decide if you like it more. But like I've said, its never been an issue for me. As a note, this is really the only difference between progressive and interlacing.
     
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    Analog has nothing to do with a 1080i signal, I don't know where that came from. The difference is interlaced vs. progressive. If you want to know the difference, go look it up. Of course, 1080p is better than 1080i, but that isn't the discussion here. Either signal can be sent via digial or analog.

    Panels that do 1080p are a true 1920x1080. So using 1080p is obviously the best choice, everything else is scaled, and won't look as crisp.

    Panels that do just 720p, are 1280x720, not 1366x720. Obviously, 720p is the best option here. These are rather rare these days, due to the 1366x768 panels being so cheap, and allowing for 1080i to be advertised.

    On panels that do both 720p and 1080i, the panel's resolution is actually 1366x768. This means that either one you chooce, scaling will occure. Which one looks better comes down to the TV itself. Some scale up to 1080i better, and some scale down to 720p better. The best thing to do is to just try it with your TV and see which one you like better.
     
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    QFT :toast: I've used a few 32" 720P Televisions. 720P indeed looked much better than 1080i using a PS3.
     
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    720p is better for tvs smaller than 40 inches. Its harder, but not imposable, to tell when sitting from a distance.

    Interlace will leave artifact lines, but they are more noticeable up close.

    No matter what, broadcast TV will be interlaced. Simply because they do not sen doubt progressed signals. Remember this for sports that you asked.

    When in doubt, try looking. The ONLY reason I got my 1080p 37 inch was because I like to use it as a monitor. If not, I would have gotten a 32 inch 720p in a heart beat.
     
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    ABC's 720p is interlaced?
     
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    Progressive scan is typically better than interlaced, at least in the case of 720p vs 1080i.
     

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