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Xbox 360 720p 0r 1080i

by jr_g01 / January 10, 2007 11:15 AM PST

i have an xbox 360 and a westinghouse 32" lcd tv...which resolution should i go with...720p 0r 1080i...really cant tell which one is better...please someone respond

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by Iced_tea / January 11, 2007 1:51 AM PST
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i would have thought that 1080i

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Xbox 360 720p 0r 1080i
by nhlan7 / January 11, 2007 4:23 AM PST
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Right, you can't tell between 720p and 1080i video display from normal HDTV but if you do have FULL HDTV 1080p display then you can see big difference from 1080i to 1080p (True High Def).

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by bmike818 / January 12, 2007 6:45 AM PST
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I have a 42 Inch Sony LCD HDTV, I use 720P, it seems like the picture moves smoother. That is my peronal observation. But if you cant tell, I say just leave it on 1080i until you see some screen flickering, then try 720P. I hope this helps.

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by bkchurch / March 3, 2007 12:25 AM PST
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If I hear one more person call 1080p "True" High Def I will friggin scream, 720p and 1080i are just as much high-def as 1080p is but 1080p is a higher res so you don't lose picture quality as screen size gets bigger, if you're sitting at a normal difference there is NO difference between 1080i and 1080p until you get into the 50" range.

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720 p
by Kaiser Soze / January 13, 2007 9:07 AM PST
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I actually prefer 720p slightly better than 1080i. Only slightly though.

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plasma or lcd for xbox 360
by redboy7 / March 2, 2007 1:56 PM PST
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im going to purchase a tv for my xbox 360 im wondering if i should get a42 inch lcd screen with 1080p or a 42 inch plasma with 1080i x 720p which is better for the 360 plasma or lcd screen and for watching television

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go with 720p
by bloodyR / March 2, 2007 8:34 PM PST

At 42" (or even 50"), 1080p is completely unnecessary. You won't be able to tell the difference, so save your money and get a 720p display. As for LCD vs Plasma, there are pros and cons to each. I personally went with plasma because of the superior picture quality.

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go with the 1080p true high def as of 2007
by tortch / September 24, 2007 4:26 PM PDT
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1080p is much higher quality than 1080i, SIMPLE AND PLAIN, and 720p will look better than 1080i if you will be using the display for anything other than picture viewing. also 720p has higher frame rates, 60fps vs 30 fps of 1080i

everyone that says 1080i is just as good as 1080p doesn't have a 1080p display. why do you think it takes less processing power for 1080i than 1080p. also i, doesn't assign each pixel to 1 perticular spot, it kinda just puts it out like analog tv.

its like saying 480 is as good as 720.

but if you do get a 1080p television make sure to get the 120hz models not the standard 60hz , the image blurring during fast motion video will look WAY BETTER.

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I do own both
by kcfvegas / September 25, 2007 1:30 AM PDT

In response to tortch's comment that anyone that says 1080i or 720p is as good as 1080p doesn't own a 1080p, let me say that I do own both. I have a 720p Pioneer PDP5080HD TV in my family room, and a Vizio 42" 1080p LCD TV in my bedroom, and I can say without a doubt, that the 50" 720p Pioneer has a better picture than the 42" 1080p LCD Vizio. Once you get into the 58" and bigger screens, then I would agree that 1080p would be a must have. But in the smaller screen sizes, especially 42", you do not have to have 1080p.

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you are comparing two different types of tv
by tortch / September 27, 2007 5:00 PM PDT
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Dont let these people confuse you.

1080p > 720p SIMPLE AND PLAIN, now you may have different results based on the quality of your television etc.

1080i, = crap comparitively.

but , why do you think 1080p displays cost more than 720p displays of the same model/make.

you may have a 720p tv, that looks better than some 1080p displays

but if thats the case, the 1080p tv is just of lower quality (contrast ratio, brightness )

and dont forget, television programs are NEVER broadcasted in 1080p, so they will not look as good on a 1080p monitor as it would on a 720p monitor unless the 1080p monitor would just center the image in the middle of the display , and not try to stretch the image to fit the screen.

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I think you got something confused
by kcfvegas / September 28, 2007 4:49 PM PDT

Tortch, I think you got 720p HD confused with 420 SD at the end of your post. Both 720p and 1080p are high definition pictures and do require any stretching to fit the screen.

As far as 1080p being better than 720p or 1080i, on the instruments you are correct, 1080p is better. But where you are missing the point is that the human eye is not an electronic instrument, and thus when you take into consideration screen size and viewing distance, often the human eye can not see any difference between 1080p and 720p. For example I have a 50" Pioneer 5080HD 720p TV that I sit 14 feet away from when I watch TV. At that distance a person with 20/20 vision can not tell the difference between 1080p and 720p. But I can see a big difference in the picture quality due to the 20,000 to 1 contrast ratio.

As far as your point about why do 1080p sets cost more, there are two reasons. The first reason is that it is the newest technology and thus the manufacturers are going to let the early buyers pay for it. The second, and more important reason is that it is MARKETING HYPE, to get people to shell out more money for "FULL HD" than they need to, so they can increase their profits.

As I said before, 1080p is great, and if you can afford it, go for it.
But in many cases there is no need for it, as the viewer wont be able to see any difference.

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by toasterx11 / February 21, 2009 4:02 AM PST

Firstly 720p and 1080i are both 30fps, secondly like stated in a post above 1080p isn't "true hd" its just scaled larger for 50inch and up tvs.

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At 32"
by bkchurch / March 3, 2007 12:20 AM PST
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You won't see a difference in picture quality between the two so go with 720p since it will give you a smoother picture.

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by bevillan / March 4, 2007 10:57 PM PST
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If your TV is natively 720p then set it to that, if it is 1080i native then set it to that. If you have a 1080p TV, set it to 1080i.

And a deinterlaced 1080i signal (1080p) looks better than a straight 1080i one.

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by jrambo / October 2, 2007 7:43 AM PDT
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720p - draws 720 vertical lines every frame resulting in a smoother picture. Resolution not as high, but technically more pixels are drawn each frame than 1080i

1080i - resolution is higher but only draws 540 lines each frame alternating each frame (interlaced), so picture isn's as smooth.

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Go with 720p
by Randolph F / October 7, 2007 3:55 AM PDT
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Few X360 titles have native 1080i, and so if you set it to that resolution, most games will be playing in an upscaled 1080i. Native 720p is much better in my experience. (I'm aware that X360 games almost all list both resolutions now, but in most cases it's listing all resolutions attainable period, not natives only)

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rez setting
by bevillan / October 12, 2007 12:40 AM PDT
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Just set the 360 to whatever native resolution your TV is. I believe that Westinghouse 32" LCD is a 720p set, so set the 360 to 720p. You don't want the 360 to upconvert the signal to 1080i and then have your HDTV downconvert it to 720p. Less video processing the better.

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Here is the deal
by ~Smooth~ / March 19, 2009 12:50 AM PDT
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In terms of setting 720p ot 1080i or 1080p here is the deal

I have 2 hdtv's

The Pioneer Elite Kuro 50 inch Pro 111FD


The Samsung 52 inch LN650

both tv's are full 1080p and 2 of the best tv's around

on the Samsung if you play anything in 720p the game suffers from horrible input lag.

Unless you play in game mode which for Samsung it sucks because the picture is to jaggied and oversatured and you cant control the settings in game mode...

If you play on 1080p then you can set the hdmi to PC and it will remove the processng and remove input lag as well..this for 360

for PS3 you wont see many games that support 1080p therefore most games are 720p and on the samsung the input lag is terrible..for shooters and for games like baseball where timing is key

MLB the show for the ps3 supports 1080p therefore you can do the whole rename the hdmi slot to pc and it will remove the input lag but the show has framerate issues at times in 1080p since the game is optimized for is give and take with both

on my pioneer elite kuro...

I can play the ps3 games in 720p and it has no input lag and even game mode is tweakable with the picture settings..

on 360 i put the console at 1080p since that is just to match the tv's native resolution...but you get no extra benefit since 360 does not do true 1080p like the ps3 does

that is why most games on ps3 dont say 1080p in the back..those that support it and can be reached but at the expense of framerate issues...

360 just upsacles and is not real 1080p

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by ZazDogg / October 1, 2009 2:22 AM PDT
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I would go with 720p.

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