What are the differences between 1080p and 1080i? Which is the best and has better image quality?

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Every day that passes everything around us evolves, in some cases all of this is for the best and this has happened with the quality of the image we see everywhere. Before, many times we were not aware of the quality of the image projected by our TV, computer or even our mobile device.

But now it is one of the technical details that we always look at, that is, it is common to calculate the resolution or pixels as a percentage in an image, surely as many have noticed that now there is not only 1080p as maximum resolution but also in the range 1080 comes, what's the difference? What is the best? Which of the two is the higher image quality?



Keep reading this article and find out how it is possible, it is also important that you consult when you are going to buy an electronic product its specifications, to know which one you are buying, if the purchase is in an online store like AliExpress, it is very easy see the characteristics of the products.

What is 1080p?

1080p is a television format, it is present in most electronic devices that offer high definition or HD on their label. In this case it means that the resolution is 1920 × 1080 pixels. The letter "P" accompanying the end means that the video is progressive, ie the frames accompanying the pixels are arranged progressively one after the other.

Le even and odd lines are displayed continuously and simultaneously. It can be said that in one second at least 60 continuous frames are presented at a speed of 1080 lines.

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What is 1080i?

Like 1080p, it is a high definition or HD format and offers 1920 × 1080 pixels, although there is no difference here, but there is in the letter "i" that accompanies its name. In this case we are talking about an image "Interlaced" in English, that is, interlaced in Spanish.


Now that we have both defined, we see the difference on a technical level as well as the appreciation that this generates.

Difference between 1080p and 1080i

Well, in addition to the definition we have given and which denotes a difference, we will go to the technical side. In the case of 1080i the interlaced mode does the way each image is displayed on the screen and ends up forming a video.

The difference with 1080p is that it does it immediately, while the 1080i does it in sequence and displays the horizontal lines in a strange way and then advances with the pairs, of course it is almost imperceptible to the human eye but that's what makes the difference, the rest .

Whereas if we look at 1080p, both odd and even will come out at the same time. Although on a technical level there is a noticeable difference, in the human eye you will see them even if you look closely strong color changes or quick movements, especially in football matches or any other sport.

Which is the best and has better image quality?


Although they look different, both resolutions they work together on almost all devices currently, so it's hard to pin down which one is best, it will all depend on the type of event you want to watch. But in almost everything both are combined, and if not, many devices convert the image so that you can see it one way or another.

You just have to see the features of the devices and you will see that both work together and, if not, it is configurable in video modes. For the human eye both will work fine, but hopefully the quality will evolve again and something better is created.


If you have other technological questions you can read this article on how to open or play a video file in MTS format

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