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Which TV set to get 1080p or 1080i

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7:18 am on Feb 21, 2008 (gmt 0)

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Our TV is on it's last legs, so I am looking to get new one, and got bit overwhelmed with the choices. Intended use for new tv set is
- watch tv (cable - I am in US)
- watch dvds
- maybe use it occasionally as a computer monitor and/or watch downloaded movies on it
- (don't want to buy another tv for about 4-5 years)

I got in a pickle choosing over 1080i and 1080p formats. Given above reasons ,does one format has advantage over the other (mainly 4-5 year lifespan and availability of media during that time). Is there another format/features I should be looking at?

Any and all advices are greatly appreciated

7:48 am on Feb 21, 2008 (gmt 0)

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1080p is what you want.

1080 is the number of horizontal scan lines.

i = interlaced, which means each successive scan shows "half" a picture or every other line. (one scan is odd lines, the next is even, etc)
it relies on the persistence in your vision.
it is a form of compression and will result in artifacts (smears, ghosts, etc)

p = progressive, whcih is a pure left to right, top to bottom scan.

7:52 am on Feb 21, 2008 (gmt 0)

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Take a set that is Full HD 1080p (which will also accept 1080i) with multiple HDMI and/or DVI connectors.
Don't go for a cheaper HD Ready set, but pay the extra money for Full HD.
If you go looking for one, make sure they show you sets that are using cable as input and not a DVD or BD player so you can compare picture quality on the sets.

Personally, if it comes to picture quality from analogue sources, I still favor a CRT above an LCD flat panel TV.

12:09 pm on Feb 21, 2008 (gmt 0)

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Yes, 1080P.

The newest models will have the best spec, on all counts, especially if you go for a branded model. The technology has moved on and 1 year old models are not as good as today's introductions. I'd suggest avoiding end-of-line models.

That tip from adb64 about the multipe connectors is correct. The more you get the more you can plug in. It does affect the price, of course, but you'll be kicking yourself if you don't think ahead on that one.

3:01 am on Feb 22, 2008 (gmt 0)

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Thanks all ! 1080p with multiple and various connectors it is
9:01 pm on Feb 22, 2008 (gmt 0)

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I see you've made your decision, but I want to give another "yeah that" to 1080p. We knew an HD DVD player was around the corner (bought a PS3 with Blu-Ray on Monday) so that was a must have for us.
 

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