When you push the recall button your HDTV shows 480i not 720p or 1080i is this HD programing?

Answer Not HD Programing 480i is the standard television picture resolution and it isn't an HD signal. Your TV is telling you what it's reading from the signal. You may be able to change it, but then ag... Read More »

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I bought a 720p HDTV but when I go on a HD channel it says the picture is 1080i is 720p and 1080i the same thi?

1080i is HD also but 720P is technically a better picture. You should be able to set your cable or satellite box to 720P in the setup menu and do the same with your TV. It will now default to 720... Read More »

What is the difference between 480i, 720p, 1080i, and 1080p TV's ?

For starts: 'I' means interlaced while 'P' means progressive.With Interlaced, first every other line is painted top to bottom, and then the other lines are painted. It takes 2 top to bottom scans t... Read More »

What is the difference between a 720p and a 1080i HDTV sets?

All flat panel HDTVs (i.e., plasma and LCD), as opposed to CRT tube sets, are inherently progressive in nature. For marketing reasons, however, some manufacturers promote 720p (p for progressive) H... Read More »

Won't a 720p HDTV give a better picture for a progressive scan DVD output than 1080i?

well it depends on your tvs native resolution. if you dont have a 1080p tv then your tv is probably a 720p set. yes these sets can accept a 1080i signal, it just downconverts it to your tvs native ... Read More »