HDTV Resolutions Explained
HDTVs come in a variety of resolutions. These include 720p, 1080i and 1080p. The numbers stand for the height of the high definition television image in pixels. The "i" stands for "interlaced" and the "p" stands for "progressive scan." Progressive scan is superior to interlaced, since it provides a faster, smoother image on the screen. 1080p is considered "full HD." If you're planning to buy an HDTV, it's a good idea to invest in a 1080p model, even if you don't think you'll be able to utilize the full HD features right away.
Using these tips will help you to choose a digital television that's right for you. For more information about digital television, visit the DTV.gov website.
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