[opendtv] Re: HDTV Buyer's Guide 2008

  • From: "Kon Wilms" <kon@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: opendtv@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Thu, 24 Jan 2008 09:29:42 -0800

I notice that some manufacturers cheat. They call their sets 1080 (no
p) and the media immediately erroneously inserts an i. The Hitachi
ALIS is actually 1024x1080 pixels. They can't call it 1080p because
well... it's not. Just like the trick echostar used to pull with
480x480 scaled to 720x480.


On Jan 24, 2008 9:14 AM, Manfredi, Albert E
<albert.e.manfredi@xxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> Adam Goldberg wrote:
> > 1080i panel info:
> >
> > http://www.google.com/search?q=alis+1080i
> Did you have any particular site in mind? I see lots of the same
> confusion in the few I tried.
> The one *possible* excuse for writing 1080i is the vertical interlace
> scheme of some displays, where the 1920 pixels are painted in two groups
> of 960. It's a stretch to call that 1080i. Maybe 1920i makes more sense.
> Most of the time, all 1080i seems to mean is that the input signal, e.g.
> HDMI, cannot reach 1080 at 60p. If I decipher the confused marketese
> correctly.
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