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  720p   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-08)
720p is directly compatible with newer flat panel technology such as plasma and LCD which are inherently progressive and must perform deinterlacing to display 1080i source material.
The 720p system was tested against competing standards during FCC trials, and was particularly notible for its lack of flicker and shimmer of moving edges.
The main tradeoff between the two is that 1080i may show more detail than 720p for a stationary shot of a subject at the expense of a lower effective refresh rate and the introduction of interlace artifacts during motion.
www.tocatch.info /en/720p.htm   (699 words)

 1080p to 720p downscaling. - PS3Forums
If the 720p render throws away detail that is mainted in the 1080p render and the detail also “survives” the downscaling, than the downscaled image can have more detail.
It’s very possible that a 720p render will “throw away” or to put it in another way, choose not to try and render the thinnest lines because they are much smaller than the 720p pixels.
Instead of a white pixel the render would render a light-grey pixel (as in my figure) and the native 720p line will be more accurate than the 1080p-to-720p downscaled line, but obviously this is much more demanding compared to if the rendered had filtered out the thin lines.
www.ps3forums.com /showthread.php?p=633646#post633646   (3293 words)

 HDTVoice.com - High-Definition Television Talk - How important is 720p?
720p is a good mode but adds costs to implement it natively, much cheaper/easier to upconvert.
Many of them "support" 720p, but when you read the manual, you'll find a sentence buried somewhere that informs you that the set will not display it, but instead down-converts it to 480p.
720p is a higher resolution than most folks' 1080i, even considering the horizontal resolution.
www.hdtvoice.com /voice/showthread.php?t=308   (569 words)

 720p and 1080i - Henninger Media Services
I'll get great flames for saying all of that because there are arguments about 720p having just as many pixels per second as 1080i, so the picture is just as good for pixel count plus has the advantage of being progressive scan.
The progressive scan system has advantages over interlace in that each frame is a complete frame with all the pixels present and it refreshes 60 times a second.
They won't show you the differences between the current 720p and 1080i and it's wrong to judge video systems on displays that can't show the difference.
www.henninger.com /library/720p1080i/index.nclk   (838 words)

 Xbox.com | Australia - 720p v 1080 p   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-08)
I was reading a comment from a MS tech that said that 720p was more than adequate for games, and that the sacrifices needed to run in 1080p may actually make games look worse (sorry, don't have a link!).
I personally think 720p looks better then 1080i, but i agree in some games 1080p is not YET possible but i can see Halo 3 and the next Resistance Fall Of Man game being 1080p because they will be albe to extract alot more power from the consoles at that stage.
Most 1080p PS3 games were only 720p up untill just before TGS when dev kits were near their final specs, then the devs just had to program the game to run at 1080p.
forums.xbox.com /7585483/ShowPost.aspx   (1814 words)

 1080i vs 720p - Xbox 360 & Xbox Forums
I prefer 720p because that means that for every frame I see, I'm seeing 720 horizontal lines, not 540 (a la 1080i, remember the lines alternate, so you're not seeing them all at once).
A 720p progressive scan signal displays 720 horizontal lines in its entirety on-screen for 1/30th of a second.
720p is preferred when it comes to fast moving images such as sports.
forum.teamxbox.com /showthread.php?p=8348344#post8348344   (816 words)

 New 1080p tv - output 720p or 1080i? - TiVo Community & Store
And if a 1080p set simply reinterpolates 720p to 1080p, it will have the same freedom from motion artifacting (not to be confused with compression artifacting) for 720p content that any 768 or 720 set enjoys.
A native 720P signal fed to the SXRD is marginally better than allowing the HD Tivo to upconvert it to 1080i.
First, many of the games are made in 720p and not 1080i so you would be passing the native resolution to the TV if you use 720p.
www.tivocommunity.com /tivo-vb/showthread.php?p=3823037   (3274 words)

 Visual difference between 480p, 540p, 720p, 960i, 1080i? - Rage3D Discussion Area
Technically 720p is the better format as it is progressive imho.
HD NTSC is 16:9 in 720p or 1080i at 60hz
720p is still broadcasted at 25 or 30fps.
www.rage3d.com /BOARD/showthread.php?t=33809084   (2113 words)

 HDTV World - CNET.com
The i stands for interlaced, as opposed to progressive scanning, used in the second HDTV standard, 720p.
Contrary to myth, 1080i is not superior to 720p; 1080i has more scanning lines but also suffers the disadvantages of interlaced scanning.
Contrary to myth, 720p is not inferior to 1080i; 720p has fewer lines but also has the advantages of progressive scanning and a constant vertical resolution of 720 lines, making it better able to handle motion.
www.cnet.com /4520-7874_1-5107912-1.html   (643 words)

 The New 720p Projectors
The least expensive of the 720p widescreen DLP projectors at the moment are the Mitsubishi HC3000, the BenQ PE7700, and the Sharp Z2000, all selling for under $3,000.
The fact that it is also the least expensive of the new 720p products, as well as one of the few to include a standard 3-year warranty, is a strange anomaly in the marketplace to be sure.
Hopefully this overview will clarify some of the salient differences between these extraordinary new 720p projectors, and help you to decide which of them might be the right one for your new home theater.
www.projectorcentral.com /720p_projectors.htm   (2245 words)

 HDBlog.net » Blog Archive » When is 720p not 720p?
And 720p displays must convert incoming 1080i signals to 720p before they can be displayed.
If this is indeed the case, most people with 720p (or similar) projectors (and most DLP, LCD, and LCOS home theater projectors are exactly that) are not seeing what their displays are capable of.
Well, if you’re an owner of a 720p (or any similar resolution) projector you’re either gonna be really upset by this or you’re just gonna be laisez-faire about it because there’s nothing you can do and you’re enjoying your projector just fine thank-you.
www.hdblog.net /index.php/2005/05/02/when-is-720p-not-720p   (5262 words)

 IGN Boards - PS3 ONLY 720P
so on bigger tvs 720p would probably be better but for smaller 1080i would be better.
While that may be true, most tvs have either 720p or 1080i, but not both.
All XBOX 360 games have to be done in 720p and almost all of them are also in 1080i.
boards.ign.com /ps3_lobby/b8269/131145110/p1   (962 words)

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Prior to that almost nothing accepted 720p, with the main exception being the HD plasmas that ran at 720p natively.
The ONLY way for this to be true is that Halo/XBOX 360 *really* outputting 60fps, 720p at 60hz, AND your TV accepts this and displays 60fps at 60hz (there's a different frame every 1/60th of a second).
Hitachi made several CRT models that will accept a native 720p input, I know because I have one of them, and that was 3 years ago so please dispense with the crazy talk.
arstechnica.com /journals/thumbs.ars/2005/11/9/1782   (2852 words)

 Component Video and Up Conversion to 720p/1080i - Audioholics Home Theater Forums
1080i and 720p, and to some extent, even 1080p really have no issues sending their signal over component video.
I have switched my cable box between 720p and 1080i and cannot say which is better.
I know 720p should be superior on my display, but they look about the same to me.
forums.audioholics.com /forums/showthread.php?p=203661   (811 words)

 Soul Calibur 2 Xbox will support 720p?!!!? - Page 2 - Beyond3D Forum
Most of the old ones don't support 720p from what I know, broadcast programmes are mainly 1080i (or lower) with some special ones at 720p.
Because 720p is a 3x leap over 480p, let alone an anemic 480i.
Proscan, 720p, 1080i, and all those fancy HDTV terms have always been within reach of the general consumer without the need to be among the rich 1% and their high-tech toys.
www.beyond3d.com /forum/showthread.php?p=63051   (2680 words)

 720 > 1080
People (such as Congressmen) read "our" 720P proposal and "their" 1080I proposal and assume that 1080I is superior because the number is larger.
Not only is 720P superior to 540I in quality (note the well-known artifact: interlace flickers), but it is cheaper!
The "high definition" formats, 540I (aka 1080I) and 720P, have to be compressed by about 50:1 to fit them in the alloted digital channel.
alvyray.com /DigitalTV/Naming_Proposal.htm   (1032 words)

 1080i or 720p HD Format with DLP 720p Samsung TV - High Def Forum - Your High Definition Community & High Definition ...
What is being said is to set the output format to 720p and have the H20 to convert the 1080i signals to 720p signals to send to the display.
If you are talking about the format button on the front, if you have a 720p display push the format button until the 720p LED is lit.
and if i have the ability to then I will remove 720p as a choice so that when i hit "format" on my remote (or whatever the button is) it never cycles through 720p..
www.highdefforum.com /showthread.php?t=15937   (697 words)

 HDTV Magazine - HDTV Forum - View topic - Question about Mitsubishi 720p TV   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-08)
The ONLY reference to 720p in the manual is where it states that a 720p signal needs to be converted by the DTV receiver to one of the three aforementioned compatible signal types.
One important factor is that at the time all this was being discussed (over ten years ago), nobody really had a clear idea of what the picture would look like or even what display devices would be popular at the time it started to be widely adopted.
I guess my biggest complaint it that the TV was sold as being 720p capable in addition to the 480p, 480i and 1080i.
www.hdtvmagazine.com /forum/viewtopic.php?p=10171   (955 words)

 720p? - SatelliteGuys.US
My current TV's manual says it will accept 720p and convert it to 1080i, but it doesn't seem to be able to do it.
but when an incoming signal is 720p it automaticlly converts it to 1080i, and the best part is you don't even know its doing it.
I would hate to find out the Hr10-250 Tivo unit is actually incapable of 720p and then do a 720p to 1080i conversion follwed by a 1080i to 720p conversion in order to make the thing work.
www.satelliteguys.us /showthread.php?t=9773   (894 words)

 To 720p or not 720p? HDBlog raises the question. - Engadget
According to some experts, 720p displays typically pick up just one 540-line field from each two-field 1080i frame, discarding the rest of the data, rather than sampling it.
AFAIK, all of the displays they had showing ESPN were 720p displays, so there shouldn't have been a real difference in aliasing unless some of them were discarding lines rather than doing true downsampling.
There's no reason why a 720p TV couldn't de-interlace the signal and then downconvert from there, giving you a true 1280x720 on every frame (although it would be 30fps...
engadget.com /2005/05/04/to-720p-or-not-720p-hdblog-raises-the-question   (1648 words)

 Rumor: Wii Outputs at 720p? - Kotaku
The magazine says that "At the time of going to print, Wii games will output in 720i and 720p." Of course this is the same magazine that (incorrectly) said that the Wii's base was its power brick.
It was a simple typo, clearly it was meant to say 480i and 480p, as should be clear by the fact it goes on about your TV's standard resolution.
For instance, the game ran at 720p but wasn't as visually outstanding, but at least backgrounds and menus were high def.
www.kotaku.com /gaming/wii/rumor-wii-outputs-at-720p-211783.php   (2054 words)

 720P - Gizmodo
Silly me, thinking that 720p projectors were big, expensive things that only people with a paycheck more frequent than us freelance writers could afford; The Optoma HD70 DLP projector costs under a thousand bucks.
Panasonic gave us a sneak peek at its PT-AX100U 720p LCD home theater projector it will be introducing at the Custom Electronic Design and Installation Association (CEDIA) Expo...
Panasonic rolled out its TH-AX100 720p home theater projector, which the company says can toss out 2000 lumens of brightness at a 6000:1 contrast ratio.
gizmodo.com /gadgets/720p   (288 words)

 1080i vs. 720p - DBSTalk.Com
ABC and FOX are 720p, and NBC/CBS are 1080i.
have the set top box pass 720p as 720p and 1080i as 1080i), and then have the television do the final output scaling, rather than having the set top box do a conversion followed by the television doing another internal conversion.
So they can't display both 720p as 720p and 1080i as 1080i - they have to do one or the other, depending on what their capabilities are.
www.dbstalk.com /showthread.php?t=25225   (2835 words)

 720p TV roundup - NeoGAF   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-08)
There is absolutely no lag when doing 480p and 720p if you turn that annoying DNIe off.
While correct that neither TV can output 720p they still offer an HD quality image by accepting a 720p/1080i source.
In the likes with thread participation- I've got to say that it isn't exactly cheap or light, but it's got a fantastic picture and there's nothing quite like playing SMB and IIDX at the same time.
www.neogaf.com /forum/showthread.php?t=56478   (1306 words)

 Avid Community Forums - Avid 5.5 DVCPRO HD 720p/25 support
I was on the phone to Avid in the UK this morning, and they had no idea when support would be introduced, even though they freely admitted that everyone was screaming for it.
I wouldn't mind so much were it not for the fact that it would appear to be the simplest thing to implement as Avid supports every other 720p frame rate, and has done for a while.
It appears all the popular NLE's were caught off guard by the pal variation of 720p.
www.avid.com /exchange/forums/86165/ShowThread.aspx   (1211 words)

 PlayStation 3 Portal - PS3 - News - E3 2006: PS3 Coverage in 720p - News   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-08)
Wrapping up our E3 2006 coverage, me and the rest of the PS3Portal.com E3 team put up a thank you video here that you might be interested in.
Below are links to all the 720p videos we have for our E3 content.
The download times for these videos will be much higher than the typical video, due to their high quality.
www.ps3portal.com /ps3/article/419.html   (139 words)

 Voodoo Extreme: Halo 1 and 2 to run at 720p with Anti-aliasing on the Xbox 360
November 09, 2005 - Well, the cat is out of the bag and Bungie is reporting that Halo 1 and 2 will support 720p and full scene anti-aliasing when played on the Xbox 360.
But here's another bonus - the hardware in the 360 can do a lot of nifty stuff, and specifically in the cases of Halo and Halo 2, it can display the graphics in wide screen, at 720p, with full scene anti-aliasing.
I should note that split screen in 720p has obvious benefits.
ve3d.ign.com /articles/665/665694p1.html   (297 words)

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