TV 1080p.

radio_dayz

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I only discovered Argos TV on freeview last night. There was a female and a male presenter selling a 42" Bush TV. I think the man was a so called technology expert. He said that the TV was 1080p, and that meant it was a thousand and eighty pixels. :giggle:
And I thought that the sit-up shower talked a load of b****cks!

Don't you just want to give up with all of these shopping channels, with all of the nonsense that they come out with?
 

StumpyBloke

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It **IS** and does mean a thousand and eighty pixels, or am I missing something here?


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StumpyBloke

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1080p = a vertical resolution of 1080 pixels
720p = a vertical resolution of 720 pixels
Full HD = a resolution of 1920x1080 pixels

:)


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radio_dayz

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I'm afraid you are stumpy!

1080p means the screen has 1080 horizontal lines of resolution and the p means progressive. A picture of of only 1080 pixels would be just a a lot of square blocks.

A full HD TV picture is made up of around 2,000,000 pixels.

1080*1920 = 2073600 pixels.

Well at least you were as well informed as their technology expert.
 
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PJ.

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I believe that it means 1080 lines rather than pixels http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1080p but I and indeed Wiki have been wrong many times and will be many times again :). I guess the channel were hinting at the p standing for pixels, but it as I am sure you know stands for progressive :)


PJ.

(Sorry posted at same time RD x)
 

StumpyBloke

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Splitting hairs there methinks!! :p

It is 1080 pixels on the vertical resolution...in tv speak/land this means exactly the same as saying 1080 (horizontal) lines...and neither necessarily mean Full HD.

And as noted, p is progressive (ie the screen in scanned once to display a frame) - i is interlaced (ie the screen is scanned twice to display a frame...alternate scanlines)

However, there is no doubt that the presenter could have been a bit more clear in his description. Do you think he thought the 'p' in 1080p meant pixels rather than progressive?


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radio_dayz

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Perhaps I wasn't very clear. The presenter said that 1080p meant that the picture was a thousand and eighty pixels.That would mean a screen resolution of something like 50*25 pixels. Yes, the p in1080p does mean progessive scan.

Think you've been reading up stumpy.
 

StumpyBloke

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Think you've been reading up stumpy.
Nope, AV and IT has been part of my living, and hobbies, for too many years now :p

I think, from what you said, that the presenter, whoever it was, thinks the p stands for pixels, rather than progressive, and that's why he said what he said. Am not excusing his lack of knowledge or presenting skills. But, I would say, compared to the bared faced lies that the shit-up presenters come out this, this Argos fellas comment is neither here nor there IMO.

And wait for 4k TVs to come out....then things will get confusing! :D

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pa1916

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No tv channel in the UK transmits in 1080P only 720P.
HD ready TV will only show 720P even with a Blueray player full HD yes you will get 1080P with a Blueray player.
You should see super HD 4 times better still to come.
 

Jazzydrury

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There technology expert is Tim Goodwin, who spent years on QVC, so you would think he would no his stuff
 

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