On my 32" Sharp Aquos HDTV LC-32d62u 1080p HDTV, should I use 720p or 1080i for viewing sports? Related Questions

On my 32" Sharp Aquos HDTV LC-32d62u 1080p HDTV, should I use 720p or 1080i for viewing sports?
Asked By Carlo B,Last Answer By John G At 2011.03,1 Answers

On my 32" Sharp Aquos HDTV LC-32d62u 1080p HDTV, should I use 720p or 1080i for viewing sports?
Asked By Carlo B,Last Answer By John G At 2009.12,1 Answers

What does 360p, 480p, 720p, 1080i and 1080p mean? Really?
Asked By . . . . . .,Last Answer By R T At 2011.03,1 Answers

First off, I'm not a total tech nooby or oblivious. I have a somewhat high tech understanding but I'm only 18 and haven't taken courses in anything relative to computers.

This is what I know so far.
360p - Low quality ( Unsure. ???x360 )
480p - Medium quality ( Unsure. 720x480? )
720p - High quality ( 1280x720 )
1080i - High quality ( 1900x1080 ) -Interlaced
1080p - Highest at-home quality ( 1900x1080 )


With that being known, here is the important part.

I bought a TV about 2 years ago. It was a 26" Samsung HDTV advertised at 720p resolution.
My computer monitor had a problem with the VGA input so I decided to see what it would look like if I hooked my computer up to my screen and ditch my monitor with a damaged plug. Needless to say, the TV looked terrible. I was very disappointed at how the quality looked. I did know that LCD screens need to be set to their native resolution to look good, so I set the resolution to 1280x720 thinking that was correct as it was labeled 720p. This lead to a bad picture and ultimately me not using it as a monitor and being disappointed.

I then decided I should get an HDMI cable for my monitor and see if that fixed my monitor's problem (Horizontal Banding / LCD Rainbows) and it did. After this fix, I had a spare VGA cable laying around and a TV just in range of using a dual-monitor setup without paying any money for it. I figured even if the quality was bad, it was worth plugging in right? Well. I'm glad I did but at the time it wasn't that great.

I just found out that the resolution on it is not 1280x720, it is in fact 1680x1050 which is a lot nicer than the 1280x720 I thought it was. The only thing that gave away my TV's true resolution was the software that came with the NVIDIA Control Panel I was using while setting up a dual monitor setup. It showed up as 1680x1050 (Native) and I was like, no, that can't be. But sure enough it was. So I realize now that my TV is 720p with 1650x1050 resolution. I thought 720p was only 1280x720 and I was wrong. Ok.


I now have to question what 720p means as I apparently have no idea. While I'm at it, I figure I'll ask what a few other well known resolutions are in hopes of some good answers.



Here is what I would like to know.
-Why do the TV brands advertise their products strictly as 720p, 1080i or 1080p rather than the true resolutions?
-What does 360p really mean?
-What does 480p really mean?
-What does 720p really mean?
-What does 1080i really mean?
-What does 1080p really mean?
-What are all the possible variable resolutions for 360p, 480p, 720p, 1080i and 1080p that I can expect to encounter when buying a tv that is labeled so simply?
-Do they label their products as 720p/1080p to show what it can display, but is not the maximum? For example would a 1899x1199 resolution TV be labeled 720p purely because it can fully display 720p but can't yet do 1080p?

Is Insignia® - 37" 720p Flat-Panel LCD HDTV good? I bought it and i want to know if i should return it?
Asked By street23baller80,Last Answer By They Call me Bob At 2009.12,1 Answers

Why did you delete the Question and ask it again?

My answer is still the Same.

But know instead of typing it all out again why don't you just remember it.

Is Insignia® - 37" 720p Flat-Panel LCD HDTV good? I bought it and i want to know if i should return it?
Asked By street23baller80,Last Answer By They Call me Bob At 2009.12,1 Answers

Why did you delete the Question and ask it again?

My answer is still the Same.

But know instead of typing it all out again why don't you just remember it.

What can I play on my HDTV that is in 1080p, and is the higher resolution even worth it?
Asked By Bob at Sharp,Last Answer By TV TECH-man® At 2011.03,1 Answers

1080p displays are the newest types of LCD displays on the market. Although broadcasters do not send a 1080p signal yet, the newest Blu-ray and HD DVD players do. If you want the highest possible picture detail and a display that will accommodate higher resolutions in the future, then the cost may be worth it.

HDTV Projector vs. HDTV Set?
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I have an sharp aquos lcd tv and i cant get surround sound working?
Asked By Jon Ortega,Last Answer By Theaterhelp At 2009.12,1 Answers

i have a sharp aquos lcd tv and i just got a dish hd reciever. we have a surround sound box in the entertainment system. how do i hook up the surround sound to the tv so i can get sound whenever i switch inputs for example, it works with the satalite but when i switch the imput to imput 4, for the wii, i still get the satalite sound?

I have an sharp aquos lcd tv and i cant get surround sound working?
Asked By Jon Ortega,Last Answer By Theaterhelp At 2009.12,1 Answers

i have a sharp aquos lcd tv and i just got a dish hd reciever. we have a surround sound box in the entertainment system. how do i hook up the surround sound to the tv so i can get sound whenever i switch inputs for example, it works with the satalite but when i switch the imput to imput 4, for the wii, i still get the satalite sound?

What is the difference between 1080i and 1080p?
Asked By parris2145,Last Answer By sluggy At 2009.12,1 Answers

Both 1080p and 1080i pictures are made up of 1080 horizontal lines but 1080i only shows you 540 lines at a time missing out every other line.

Plasma TV x LCD HDTV?
Asked By GiGi אהבה,Last Answer By Golfer At 2011.03,1 Answers

I am planning to get a flat screen TV but i would like to know the following:
a) what's the difference btw Plasma TV & LCD TV?
b) what's recommended to buy for best quality TV?
c) any brand you would recomend? Sony, Samsung, etc...
d) any cons and pros?

I appreciate your help!

What reasons do you have for getting or not getting HDTV?
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Are there certain channels you’re waiting for? What are some other things that will affect your decision?

What is better HDTV or a plasma t.v. and why?
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I have a 40 inch Sony Bravia full 1080p HDTV (model KDL40v2500) which I purchased 2 years ago for $3000.

I just bought a $60 Sony DVD player (boxing day special) which upscales the DVD image to 1080p.

Should I let the DVD do the upscaling by setting the output to 1920 x 1080p or should I set the DVD to it's normal output of 720 x 480p and then let the TV upscale to 1080p?

Am I understanding this technology correctly?

Good hdtv for gaming?
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im thinking about upgrading to an hdtv to go along with my xbox 360 and have been doing a lot of research but still lost. what are some good brands (still decent price, not looking for anything amazing) for gaming? i have found many good deals right now on westingtonhouse with mostly good reviews, however the guy at best buy said i should probably stay away from westington house for gaming. any advice?

for all you gamers what tv do you use?

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