1080i or 1080p (who cares!)

Posted in Occipital Lobe (Visual) at 2:59 pm by Jay

bigscreen.jpgI just installed a HDTV for my dad and after getting it all hooked up he looks at the crappy SD resolution (480i) and says “Why do I need HD? This is good enough.”

I have a tech friend of my talking about how he just has to have the 1080p instead of what I have currently 1080i. What is the difference you say? Not much other than one is interlaced and the other isn’t. I have been looking at Interlaced PC Monitors for years and can’t tell the difference so who cares!

On the other hand I just saw that some manufacturer is already going for a 2160p screen called Quad HD. Who needs it? So far just specific industries. When will it end?

Oh wait I just have to order that 4320p HHHHDTV. I can upload my 16 megapixel camera images on my 1TB Sandisk MiniSD Card. Gimme a break!


  1. Jason said,

    January 10, 2007 at 3:06 pm

    “p” is higher in the alphabet the “i” so it has to be better.
    Just like IE7 is better than Firefox2??!! RIght?

  2. Aaron said,

    January 10, 2007 at 3:11 pm

    actually your pc monitor is progressive. thats why when you watch an interlaced video on a pc you can see the jaggies real bad. lets just go for the best of both worlds progressive interlacing!

  3. jay said,

    January 10, 2007 at 3:35 pm

    I don’t get “jaggies” even when I had a 700 pound CRT that was “Interlaced” at 1024 x 768.

  4. Jason said,

    January 10, 2007 at 3:37 pm

    do “jaggies” cause a rash. cause if they do i need to upgrade to 1080p

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