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1366 x 768, 1024 x 768 how do these resolutions relate to 720p or 1080i (1080p)

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Hello, I've been trying to do my homework before purchasing a new HDTV. I have one question, that I can't seem to get the answer to. When I read a television's specs, they either list something like 720p, 1080i, 1080p or resolution numbers like 1366 x 768 or 1024 x 768. Which #'s are greater? Or are they equal? Is 1366 x 768 the same as 720p, or better?
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I've only gotten into HDTV in the last 9 months. I went through three tvs until I found the dell 32" LCD. Most boast of displays from 720p to 1080i. Check the native resolution. Mine is 1366x768. Any larger number is possibly better. But look at 480p. Any more clarity than that is great. I haven't subcribed to HDTV yet. Not enough selection to justify the cost. Be patient when selecting a tv. The technology is changing so fast that what was 2000.00, last month is 799.00 this. And just because a company makes one good model they can make others that really stink. Read reviews, CNET, Crutchfield "don't take Crutchfields word that it is good, people are very open on the reviews." Search for reviews on a particular model that strikes your interest. Buyer beware.
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He is the break down,

720p = 1280x720, Progressive scan

1080i = 1920x1080, interlaced scan

1080p = 1920x1080, Progressive scan

Now how does 1366x768 work in...

1366x768 is a resolution that can display all the lines in a 720p video but not all the lines in a 1080i/p video.

1024x720p is a typo and should be 1280x720. It has the same properties as 1366x768. 1280x720 may appear a little softer than 1366x768 when viewing 1080i/p video.


I thank you all for the help. It's just that when stores put the specs out, the TV's are always listed as #1} being capable of 720p or 1080i or p. Or #2} resolution numbers such as 1366 x 768. They never specify how all those numbers relate to one another. For example average people don't know if 1366 x 768 is as good or better than 720. I basically needed to know if 1366 x 768 was equal to 1080i or 1080p. Thank You
223322 Suspended due non-functional email address
Actually its a bit simpler than that. For one thing 720p and 1080i are almost the exact same thing the only difference being one is interlaced and one Progressive. When you're talking 1080p thats an entirely different ballgame many HD satellite / hd cable stations don't even carry the 1080p signal yet. 1080p is a res thats found on large higher end sets. Personally I bought a 32" proview LCD from futureshop $1200 CDN +tax it can do 720p/1080i has a native resoltion of 1366x768. Stick with HDTV not EDTV as my 32" tv has higher resolution than most of the 42" plasmas out there.
i'm about to buy the (SONY KDF-E42A10)
» high-definition TV — receives and decodes digital standard-definition and HDTV signals from over-the-air broadcasts (antenna required) and cable TV service (CableCARD™ required)
» widescreen 16:9 aspect ratio
» 3 LCD panels, 1280 x 720 pixels each (all signals displayed at 720p)
» 130°(H) x 60°(V) viewing angle
» Cinema Black Pro with Advanced Iris for improved contrast
» Wega Engine™ video processing
» adjustable DRC MultiFunction V1 (upconverts non-HD signals)
» built-in stereo speakers (12 watts x 2)
» multibrand remote control
» picture settings memory for each video input
» 6 A/V inputs, including:
• 3 composite video (2 rear, 1 side)
• 1 S-video
• 3 component video (2 rear, 1 side)
— accepts 1080i/720p/480p/480i signals
• 1 HDMI digital audio/video input
» PC input: analog RGB (D-Sub 15-pin)
» 2 RF inputs (1 Antenna, 1 Cable)
» optical digital audio output for Dolby® Digital

i'm dying to know if this tv is worth 1700 because that is what circuit city wants for it and i'm not sure i'm just now getting into digital home entertainment. i have an xbox 360 and i want to get the best picture and sound i can out of it. i'm going to buy a new dvd player with upconversion also, what is the best resolution my tv can get being hooked up with the different types of connections. please someone help me before i waste my money on this tv. and when ps3 comes out i'm definately getting that and i was wondering if my tv would play that at the highest quality it offers.
would it just be better for me to wait and save up for a tv with the ability to show 1080p? or would i only need 1080p if i had a larger screen?
223322 Suspended due non-functional email address
I don't think the 360 or ps3 even handles 1080p. Is that a 42" Projection or lcd? Don't spend extra on 1080p games look wicked in 720p. How will you be connecting them?
i've learned a lot about digital video in the past week, and well the 360 cannot play at 1080p for a couple reasons. but on the other hand, ps3 will most certainly handle 1080p on blueray disc. also when dvds come out on blueray they will also play 1080p, and i think i should go ahead and get the better tv now instead, but i'm not sold on wanting to pay the extra money for a sony sxrd. but anyway, i would be hooking everything up componet cables except my cable box and ps3, which would be hdmi. and its a 3lcd projection screen, the grand wega that is.
223322 Suspended due non-functional email address
I just read some new stuff on the PS3 this morning. Most impressive indeed! It will handle Blu ray discs, so you'll most likely have video playback at 1080p. Its unclear whether games will play at 1080p. Not right away but potentially down the line. I'm like you and could care less about the brand name of something. If I was you spending that kind of dough, I'd spend a little extra and get a LCD or Plasma.
well with gaming i wouldn't go anywhere else than 3lcd with the lcos or whatever technology to eliminate the screen door effect. plasma would burn in on a game if you left something on pause and face it we pause games and who would want to turn the damn thing off everytime.
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