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720p VS 1080i

Posted by: , 08:21 AEDT, Fri January 9, 2009
Tags: DVB, HD

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Find out which choice your favorite station uses for its HD broadcasts and why

720p displays 720 horizontal lines at the same time 60 times a second resulting in a progressive image display also known as 720p.  1080i puts 540 horizontal lines up at a time, first the even then the odd lines, resulting in an interlaced picture 30 times a second, called 1080i.

720p is generally best suited for fast-moving action, such as sporting events while 1080i is generally thought to be ideal for shows where fast motion isn’t an issue, such as dramas and nature shows.

Here’s a look at the major broadcast networks and their choices:


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