720p or 1080i?

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  1. Barso

    Barso Active Member

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    I have my own games room that I love to retire to when everyone is in bed but we have recently had a new addition to the family in the shape of a new born girl.So I have to turn my games room into a pink nursery.
    So my 1920x1200 24inch monitor will have to be sold and my corei7 and GTX295 gaming PC will have to be relegated to the 37inch panasonic plasma.
    Luckily I have a wireless mamba mouse and will have to pickup a decect wireless keyboard but my biggest worry is should I game at 720p or 1080i as my tv does not have 1080p?
    i know 720p is nowhere near 1080p but I hope to maybe sacrifice the lost pixels for more AA and AF.
    Thanks for the help and aplologies if the story bored anyone waiting to get to the question in point.
     
  2. Mufflore

    Mufflore Ancient Guru

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    1080i is downsampled to 720p so there isnt a lot to be gained using 1080i on a 720p display.
    However, you have a very quick card for 720p, so choose whichever pleases you most.
     
  3. Dustpuppy

    Dustpuppy Ancient Guru

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    integrated - fffffffuuuuu
    If you have 1080i on your TV then use it unless it bothers your eyes. All it'll do is cause a little flickering here n there, gives some people a headache.
     
  4. Copey

    Copey Ancient Guru

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    which would give the better picture?? as i have the same with my t.v, can never decide which looks better.
     

  5. lysaer

    lysaer Master Guru

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    isn't 1080i capped at 30hz refresh rate ?
     
  6. [ODB]

    [ODB] Master Guru

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    720 p

    progressive scan > interlacing
     
  7. Mufflore

    Mufflore Ancient Guru

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    1080i is 60 half frames a second if playing 30fps content.
    As with all resolutions, you can use lots of refresh rates.
    The cap on max refresh rate is set by the resolution, gfx card, cable you use and monitor.
    Although practically everything can get 60Hz or higher at 1080 res.
     
  8. deltatux

    deltatux Ancient Guru

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    720p is at 60 Hertz
    1080i is at 30 Hertz
    1080p is at 60 Hertz.

    Interlace is just half of what progressive scan is. That's the only difference. At least with 1080i you get native resolution and things aren't fuzzy due to the screen having to stretch the picture.

    deltatux
     

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