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revised What is the difference between 1080p, 1080P and 1080i?
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Oct
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comment What is the difference between 1080p, 1080P and 1080i?
@techie007 I actually agree that progressive scanning is more desirable in almost every case, and in fact I hate the fact that interlaced video is still being used today for HDTV just because some 90 years ago people couldn't build a mirror drum-based television fast enough for progressive scanning of 64 lines of resolution. Though I'm not sure if specifically 1080p is more desirable in almost every case than 1080i. In any case, the "serious inaccuracies" was not really meant to describe your comment in particular and I think I really have to change my answer to make it more clear. Thanks. :)
Oct
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comment What is the difference between 1080p, 1080P and 1080i?
@Les But you are right that on a CRT screen where every pixel is actually flashing at a slightly different time they should also be captured at a slightly different time to perfectly reproduce the reality (but it would be less than 1/60 s because there is some time for vertical retrace). I believe that it was true for first TV cameras that had no memory and could only capture "pixels" at the exact time when they were being broadcast (I put "pixels" in quotes because for analog video you only really have lines with no clear pixel boundaries.)
Oct
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comment What is the difference between 1080p, 1080P and 1080i?
@Les Every pixel of a frame in progressive video is captured at the same time (all have the same timestamp). That is why you can take a pause and you don't have skewed objects that are in fast motion. (Also, every pixel of a field in interlaced video is captured at the same time.) The term "progressive scanning" is a little bit misleading, it used to be called "sequential scanning" which is maybe better, but all it means that it is just noninterlaced with no reference to the actual time of capturing every pixel. Maybe I'll update my answer to make it more clear.
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