1080i is a DHTV high definition widescreen displaying standard. Commonly pronounced /ten-eighty I/.
1080 means resolution of 1920x1080, i stands for interlaced, which means two fields of half-quality image are being unpercievably rapidly swapped in every frame of such display, in outcome it has half the image quality as opposed to progressive 1080p. As a counsequence of which, framerate is being mentioned in Fields per seconds, that means interlaced displays have half the framerate and sharpness as progressive displays, where famerate is in full Frames per second.
Dood 1: Is the 1080i better than 1080p? I am confused.
Informed friend of dood 1: no, it's in fact below 720p. The quality rises like this: 480i 480p 1080i 720p 1080p.
The best type of HDTV available to date, it boasts precise visuals and crystal clear display. Used by video gamers to enhance their gaming performance
"Dude, i just bought an HDTV with 1080i, it looks AWESOME!!"
"Wanna come over my house to play Gears of War in 1080i?"