If you're wondering what's the difference between 720p, 1080p and 1080i in terms of quality, there is a huge difference. So if you want to step up from the 720p you're currently watching to 1080p, you'll actually have to spend a bit more cash if you want to go higher.
If you're not interested in upgrading your standard definition TV for yourself, the best thing you can do for your friends and family is to buy a high definition TV for them. They can enjoy even more content than you can, without the hassles and worries of having to spend more money to get a new TV.
What Are The Different Quality Definitions?
The term high definition, more simply known as high definition (HD) describes TVs with a resolution of 1920 by 1080 pixels. The technology is based on a digital versatile disc (DVD) format, which is why you will see the term DVD on more HD TVs.
Some TVs have the ability to output at many resolutions. One such resolution is 540p. This is a sub-set of HD, which means it is lower resolution than other HD resolutions such as 720p. Some people will have heard this incorrectly translated to "1080i", which is not the case. 1080i is simply a term used to describe a resolution which is 720p. It really doesn't mean anything on its own.
HD TVs are able to output a resolution of at least 1080p and it will be possible to buy TV's with a resolution which is as high as 3,840 by 2,160 pixels. An aspect ratio of 16:9 is a feature of most TV's now, which means that the aspect ratio (horizontal to vertical ratio) is 16 to 9. In TVs, this means that the screen is taller than it is wide. On your computer monitor, this ratio would be the same as 16 to 9. However, the type of picture you are seeing on your screen is referred to as "pixelated" if you see more "black" than "white" on a flat screen. The explanation for this is that flat screens don't have horizontal rods which cause the display to have dark lines between the pixels.
For the most part, computer monitors are full screen at a single resolution. A lot of movies are also made for computer monitors at a single resolution. The file formats used are normally a resolution of 1280 by 720 pixels, which is referred to as standard definition (SD). The quality of 0b46394aab