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Gaming Games to Watch in 2010

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by Sifter3000, 6 Jan 2010.

  1. pimonserry

    pimonserry sounds like a party.

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    Can I ask, as 1080p and 1080i are now the same resolution as we've established, why do you never hear about 1080i monitors or TVs?

    Do they think it will confuse people? Or is 1080p just .. more popular? And why? Are there significant performance/price differences or something?

    Just wondering.
     
  2. perplekks45

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    Well, 1080i means that every frame is just a half-picture, as just every 2nd line is being refreshed. So it's clearly inferior to 1080p.

    Given a standard 100Hz TV with 1080p you'll have a refreshed picture 100 times a second whereas 1080i just gives you 50. I heard the difference isn't too bad but there are people who say they can't watch i-content.

    Having said that I still haven't really answered your question why there are no 1080i TVs on offer. Guess I just don't really know. ;)
    There used to be more but they kinda faded away...
     
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  3. Skiddywinks

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    When 720p TVs were the most common, 1080i TVs were still quite expensive, but not exactly out of reach. 1080p was stupidly expensive at first, so they weren't very popular.

    Nowadays, with cost dropping on everything, I should imagine it is just a case of the price difference between manufacturing a 1080p screen and a 1080i screen became so minimal there was no point selling the interlaced versions anymore, since for the same price you can get a 1080p.
     
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  4. pimonserry

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    Thanks guys :) +rep for you both next time I'm on a PC (rep doesn't seem to work on my 'smart'phone)
     
  5. devdevil85

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    Your loss....
     
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