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Is 1080i really necessary?

by wdplyr / March 28, 2006 2:40 AM PST

I've got my eyes fixed on the Pioneer PDP42A3HD, however it does not have 1080i capability; max is 720p. I talked to Pioneer and the new sets will have it, but they are not out until June - don't want to wait that long.

So I'm asking is it really necessary to have 1080i? What's the difference? Hell I've done research and still don't understand 1080i.

Help!

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Is 1080i really necessary?
by jcrobso / March 28, 2006 3:09 AM PST

All 720P sets down scan 1080i to 720p. Yes they are throwing away pixels to do this.
During the state of the union msg. I was switching between ABC(720p) and NBC(1080i)My CRT HD-TV does 1080i and 720p.
It was hard to tell the difference a 8' away if I got closer like 4' away the 1080i was looked a little bit sharper. But I don't watch at 4' away.
There are 1080i sets out there now but they are BIG$$$$$$$.
On a 42" set 1080i will not make a big difference. John

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THERE IS A BIG DIFFERENCE
by stewart norrie / March 28, 2006 5:23 AM PST

First off I will never, never brag about my toshiba 72" again I feel I'am in the dog house with you folks ha ha. But with my set up Dish 811 system and running a d.v.i. to h.d.m.i. cable to this set which will do 1080I I notice when I watch t.n.t. which is in 720 and I change to cnet or cnet movies which broadcasts in 1080 there is a huge difference in picture quality Also I sent an e.mail to cnet and they replied that they are in fact broadcasting in 1080I Discovery h.d. theater is also broadcasting in 1080I have a nice rainy day stewart

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