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General Chat Thread, TV res - 1080i v 1080p in General; Hi guys Just a quick one, if I buy a new tv, how important is it that I buy either ...
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    TV res - 1080i v 1080p

    Hi guys

    Just a quick one, if I buy a new tv, how important is it that I buy either 1080i or 1080p?

    Sorry been a bit lazy and not googled this for long.

    Thanks

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    1080p definately, dont even bother with 1080i, just bought a new tv myself from comet, 50" LG Plasma with 3D fro 599pound, nice deal.

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    p>i (in theory) but there are lots of other factors you may want to consider, too.

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    depends on what you are watching and what other kit you have. If you have a ps3 or blu ray player etc

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    I can never understand these formats... :-S

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gatt View Post
    I can never understand these formats... :-S
    p comes after i in the alphabet.....thats how the man in comet sold it to me anyway

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    F comes after A in the alphabet but that doesn't mean my exam results were better!!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gatt View Post
    I can never understand these formats... :-S
    1080i vs. 1080p HDTV: should you care? - Fully Equipped - CNET Reviews

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    i - just stands for interlaced, where the image is 1080 however is shown on screen line by line, or up and down.

    i dont like interlaced because when you see or watch a fast scene on the TV you can see each line as the TV isnt fast enough. (look at the pic on here: Interlaced video - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mcshammer_dj View Post
    F comes after A in the alphabet but that doesn't mean my exam results were better!!!!!
    F comes before A in my pay packet .
    Last edited by LeMarchand; 9th September 2011 at 02:25 PM. Reason: Didn't make sense!

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    If you have Sky TV, I'd advise to get an LG TV's. I have a Panasonic 1080p Plasma and my brother in law has aLG 1080p Plasma and the difference to my surprise is different. The LG one picture and colour quality was fantastic, as well as the smoothness of HD programming quality if you know what I mean. Just much much better in my opinion.

    But yeah, if you have Sky I would recommend purchasing an LG TV.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mo_vigilante View Post
    If you have Sky TV, I'd advise to get an LG TV's. I have a Panasonic 1080p Plasma and my brother in law has aLG 1080p Plasma and the difference to my surprise is different. The LG one picture and colour quality was fantastic, as well as the smoothness of HD programming quality if you know what I mean. Just much much better in my opinion.

    But yeah, if you have Sky I would recommend purchasing an LG TV.
    I would have thought that your brother in law's TV is just a better quality picture overall, shouldn't really make a difference whether you have Sky or not (which outputs at 1080i maximum by the way). LG do make some fantastic TV's I must say.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mo_vigilante View Post
    the difference to my surprise is different
    Long day?

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    I is interlaced and is basically 2x 540 lines alternating up and down to produce a picture.

    P is progressive and is 1080 lines starting from the top 1 at a time going down the screen.

    P is better than I but as mentioned before there are many factors that make a good picture. Also I just bought a small tv for our house and had to take it back because the speakers were $*1t! I couldnt put up with how poor the sound. make sure the speakers are man enough to produce a decent sound.

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    Sky are (or were) giving money back for LG Tvs, my dad got 200pound back from SKY for buying a LG tv beacuse its Energy efficent. i would look into it because i dont know if there still running the offer, but thats not to be sniffed at

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    As a general rule, I'd recommend 1080p for TV's 32" or larger. You won't notice this difference on smaller TVs.

    Most HDMI devices on the market will support 1080i and slowly 1080p is becoming the norm, until in a few years Super HD will come out. I believe it'll be 4 x 1080p quality wise.

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