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1080i is not 540p. The resolution of 1080i and 1080p is the same, how it's rendered is different. When displayed in it's native interlaced format 1080i depends on the human eye to put together the two 540 line frames to create the 1080 image, modern digital sets rely on deinterlacing to create the image. Some sets are better at this that others.
Deinterlaced 1080i is effectively 1080p, however because the image has to be built by the deinterlacer there can be quality loss coupled with the fact that most 1080p content(referring primarily to bluray and ignoring VOD or pc signals) is at much higher bitrate than any 1080i broadcast leads to the misconception that 1080p is a dramatically better format.
Last edited by Vcook; 05-05-2010 at 11:53 AM.