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1080i versus 720p

by stid4ever / December 3, 2008 9:40 PM PST

I'm getting ready to buy a 32in LCD HDTV for the bedroom, I'm down to 2 choices the Sony Bravia 720p or the Vizio 1080i both are just about the same price. Which is my best choice...is there a difference between the 720p & 1080i....is one older then the other? Thanks for your suggestions in advance.

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Which model HDTVs and what content are you viewing?
by Pepe7 / December 4, 2008 12:16 AM PST
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It would help to know this info.

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go with 720p
by dejan2008 / December 4, 2008 1:33 AM PST

All HDTV on cable and air now is 720P, I think only Blu Ray DVD takes advantate of full 1080P resolution (1920x1080) and some say that you can't really tell the difference wit anything smaller than 50" or 46" but they all agree that at the 32" size, you are better wiht lower resolution of 720P even with Blue Ray...

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most HD is 1080i
by sum613 / December 4, 2008 3:12 AM PST
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I think you have it backwards, most HD from SAT and Cable is broadcast at 1080i, with a few at 720P.

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by jostenmeat / December 4, 2008 9:34 AM PST
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the one station I think of with 720p is ESPN (abc). Sports look better with 720p. 1080i will get you more resolution.

Hitachi made some pretty nice plasmas that are natively 1080i.

Whatever the rez is, its the VP that will matter, and I would also think that Sony will beat Vizio.

Otoh, I might actually prefer a vizio plasma to sony lcd, at the SAME price point.

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For the record.
by jcrobso / December 5, 2008 3:38 AM PST
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CBS,NBC are 1080i. ABC & FOX are 720p. Dish just went to 1080p.
I don't have DirectTV or cable so I don't know what they do. John

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1080i is not 1080p;
by ahtoi / December 4, 2008 2:02 AM PST
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Not even close. 1080i is more like 720p. Vizio is sppose to be one step below the Sony but you can't tell that to me though. I have a Visio plasma for many years (no complain yet). Your choice, good luck.

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by jonnybones / December 4, 2008 8:03 AM PST
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First of all, Vizio=poop. I have posted that many times before and I will post it again. Secondly, considering 1080i is just a tricked out version of 720p I think its a waste of time and money. People may disagree with that but each of us has our own set of eyes. As you can probably infer, my choice would clearly be the 720p Sony.

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