Thursday, November 6, 2008

Some Questions Answered

Obama said this in his victory speech. "So tonight, let us ask ourselves - if our children should live to see the next century; ... what change will they see? "
I know this isn't exactly what he was talking about but I came across this yesterday.

Yes it's true a better television then you or even Best Buy has. Charlotte is only 7 months old! This television is a massive 2X (4096x2160 pixel plasma) better than 1080P!
So what will Charlotte see in her life time?

What is 1080P verses 1080i?
1080i, the former king of the HDTV hill, actually boasts an identical 1,920x1,080 resolution compared to 1080P but conveys the images in an interlaced format (the i in 1080i). In a tube-based television, otherwise known as a CRT, 1080i sources get "painted" on the screen sequentially: the odd-numbered lines of resolution appear on your screen first, followed by the even-numbered lines--all within 1/30 of a second.
Progressive-scan formats such as 480p, 720p, and 1080p convey all of the lines of resolution sequentially in a single pass, which makes for a smoother, cleaner image, especially with sports and other motion-intensive content. As opposed to tubes, microdisplays (DLP, LCoS, and LCD rear-projection) and other fixed-pixel TVs, including plasma and LCD flat-panel, are inherently progressive in nature, so when the incoming source is interlaced, as 1080i is, they convert it to progressive scan for display..
By David Carnoy, Executive editor, CNET Reviews

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