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720p vs 1080i

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May 5, 2009 3:55:12 AM

Im getting a 32in sony bravia and im wondering if i can tell a difference between 720p and 1080i when im gaming, i usually sit like 2 feet to 3 feet away lol so im pretty close. And which res would you use for gaming if you had to pick?


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May 29, 2009 7:09:22 AM

1080i is higher resolution so you can see more details, but will also require a more powerful video card since you are pushing 1920 x 1080 pixels.
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June 6, 2009 1:55:43 PM

HDTVs are always defined by the resolution, or the number of vertical pixels that they have. For instance, a 720 HDTV has 720 pixels per line going up and down (rather, vertically) the screen itself, and across 1,280 lines going horizontally to the other end of the screen. In contrast, a 1080 HDTV has 1080 pixels per line going vertically, with 1,920 lines going across, horizontally. In these cases, the 1080 HDTV set is the better of the two - since more pixels means more detail. Note that the resolution and the actual size of the screen in inches are not directly related: therefore, a 22" 1080p HDTV and a 22" 720p HDTV can both exist (don't assume that smaller screens are always 720p!)
June 6, 2009 11:39:19 PM

ok thanks, its a ps3 not a pc though
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