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Old 10-20-2007, 09:21 AM   #1
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Default New to Blu-ray... have a simple question.

I purchased a PS3 and never had taken advantage of it's blu-ray player until just recently. I purchased Pirates 2 for my first blu-ray disc. My tv puts out a 720p picture, but I was blown away at the picture quality of the blu-ray movie. I tell you all of that to ask a question that you may think is stupid. I am just not up to speed on new technology.

I know that 1080p is top of the line as far as picture is concerned, but what is the difference between 720p and 1080i? Which one is better?
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Old 10-20-2007, 09:28 AM   #2
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to make it simple, the bigger the number the better quality and "p" is better than "i" so u do the math

and the differences? well that really depends on how good ur eyes r, lot of ppl dont tell much of a differnece from a distance, which means it also depends on ur viewing distance, so u really have to get in a store and have the same movie running on two sets to see if u can tell the differences, if u can't, i'd say save the money and buy more Blu movies...

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Old 10-20-2007, 09:37 AM   #3
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My Hd1000u projector display at 720p also, i've changed the ps3 to display between 1080p, 1080i and 720p. But honestly can't tell which looks better. They both look the same to me.

I know with 1080I the pic has more lines,( not at the same time though) and with 720p you have less lines but all at the same time on the screen.

I would grateful if you guys have expereince with this projector and can tell which resolution is the best to watch movies on.
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Old 10-20-2007, 09:39 AM   #4
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this thread has a lot good info I found for difference of tvs, distances ect.
especially the stuff Deciazulado wrote. Its explained very well and I hope this helps

Last edited by simcal; 10-20-2007 at 09:40 AM. Reason: typo
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Old 10-20-2007, 10:03 AM   #5
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of cousre it doenst help, whoever thinks some text would ever help anyone in real life practice.... oh what can i say to you...

as i said, just go on try out urself that's the best way and THEY ONLY way to find out which WORKS the BEST for you, not the numbers, setting, or go back the book kinda best, which is meaningless!
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Old 10-20-2007, 11:00 AM   #6
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i recommend using 720p
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Old 10-20-2007, 11:45 AM   #7
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depends on the size of your TV... more resolution on a smaller TV really doesn't do much. it's when you have a 42in+ tv that 1080p really shines. it also depends on how close you sit to your tv. in anycase, even at 720p you will notice a considerable clairty boost from the 480p of DVD.
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Old 10-20-2007, 03:36 PM   #8
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Best simple answer to that question I can find is here:
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