Saturday, January 08, 2005

Plasma Television: Product Features (Part 2)

Display Format
The Display Format refers to the type of digital signal that a TV can display. The ATSC, which governs digital TV standards, has designated 18 formats for transmitting digital television. These are the ones that are used most frequently:

480i - This resolution is used by Standard Definition TV (SDTV), and provides a vertical resolution (lines per frame) of 480 interlaced and a horizontal resolution of 704, for a total of 337,920 pixels.

480p - This resolution is used by Enhanced Definition TV (EDTV), and provides a vertical resolution (lines per frame) of 480 progressive and a horizontal resolution of 704, for a total of 337,920 pixels.

720p - This resolution is used by High Definition TV (HDTV), and provides a vertical resolution (lines per frame) of 720 progressive and a horizontal resolution of 1280, for a total of 921,600 pixels.

1080i - This resolution is used by High Definition TV (HDTV), and provides a vertical resolution (lines per frame) of 1080 interlaced and a horizontal resolution of 1920, for a total of 2,073,600 pixels.

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