Why are full HD sets called 1080P not 1920P?

Answer It's just a continuation of the practice originated in the good ol' days of TV and other devices that used CRTs, like radar receivers and oscilloscopes. Back then there were no "pixels." Instead,... Read More »

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Do 1080p TV sets convert 1080i signal to 1080p format?

All LCD displays use progressive scanning, namely the whole frame is built up line by line rather than odd lines followed by even lines. Therefore, by default, 1080i will be converted to 1080p, but... Read More »

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

720p, 1080i, and 1080p are three types of broadcast signals that may reach your HDTV set as an input, with 1080p being the highest quality and, as of mid 2008, only available on Blue-Ray discs and ... Read More »

How close do you need to sit to a 24'' 1080p TV to see the full HD?

The second one is right -- the closer you are to the screen, the better a higher resolution will look.On a 24" screen, the 'full effect' distance for 1080p is about 3 feet.Then again, the 'full eff... Read More »

If 1920x1080 is 1080p full HD, what is 2560x1600?

While 1080p is the typical standard for movie making, higher resolution is most certainly possible. For example, my Sony Cybershot has 4608x3456 resolution.Naming it Full HD doesn't make it a limit :)