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What can I play on my HDTV that is in 1080p, and is the higher resolution even worth it?

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Bob at Sharp 
Asked at 2011.03.28 21:10:34
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.
answer TV TECH-man®  Answered at 2011.03.28 21:10:34
TV stations will not send any 1080P signals out, the bandwidth requirements exceed the 6 Mhz bandwidth that the FCC allows per channel.

They can transmit 1080i, but cannot transmit 1080P signals due to this limitation.

But DVD players can send a 1080P signal...and if the demand exists in the may see 2160P.

Is there a REAL difference between 1080P and 1080i ?

You would have to Sit RIGHT ON TOP OF THE TV SET to actually see the difference.
Round objects are smoother/rounder on 1080P, of course it is limited by the FACT that all display panels use square pixels to create a round object...

So there are limitations to the roundness of objects anyways....

I would suggest SITTING BACK and enjoying the whole picture and letting our eyes process the "squared circles" into smooth round circles.
Persistance of vision is an amazing part of our human design.

Is it worth the money to get a 1080P TV set?

You have to understand that 1080P TV sets actually have a 1920 x 1080 display panel, rather than a 1280 x 768 display in them.

A 1080P TV set is actually HIGHER DEFINITION than ones that can only process 720P and 1080i.

Native resolution is a very important value, and that wonderful [[1080P]] sticker on most TV sets tell you that you have purchased the HIGHEST Native Resolution DISPLAY that you can get !!
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