the difference between "interlace" and "progressive" is not the amount of resolution rather the how its displayed. cnet's hdtv world site can you the techincal definition of the two. 1080i will give you a clearer still/slow pictures while 720p will give a smoother fast moving picture. in either case, picture quality is very high and the difference can be very slight. if movies and sport watching are your main interests, the plasma will be the better choice.
I am looking into purchasing a new HDTV in a few months but am still having trouble picking between 37" plasma and LCD models and am looking from some advice.
We use our TV mostly for watching DVDs and the DVD player we got last Christmas upconverts to 720p or 1080i, which leads to my dilemma. Both the LCD and plasma models are roughly the same price, but the plasma is only capable of 720p while the LCD can go up to 1080i.
I am leaning toward the plasma because after watching both the LCD and plasma side by side in the store, I like the true back the plasma can achieve, and there is a little less motion blur while watching sports, plus the picture on the plasma appeared slightly better. So my last issue is if the higher resolution of the LCD would compensate for its other short comings?