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1080p vs. 720p (1080i) for displaying sd content

I apologize if this is a very stupid question but I would like to know if 1080i televisions display standard television content better than 1080p tvs. I am looking to buy a hdtv and the sales rep at best buy stated that I should buy a 720p tv instead of a 1080p tv b/c the 720 is better at displaying non-hd content. Is this true. Thanks in advance.

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Yes & No

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depends on the tv, type & brand. A good 1080p will do better then a cr@py 720p tv or vis versa. So what tv's are you looking at?

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Correct, quality of TV's chip matters

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And to follow...what TVs are you looking at? If you don't need to mount a flat TV on the wall, take a peek at the 1080p Sony 50A2000 SXRD. I spent an entire evening messing around with a friend's and it made SD look great. Then of course, there is the quality of the source material too. Some stuff on TV originates as still images pulled off the web.

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A lot of 720s are better @ SD. Save money, too!!! Look at

In reply to: 1080p vs. 720p (1080i) for displaying sd content

some. Make sure the feed is SD. Make up your own mind re: resolution, & your money.

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