Sorry, but this is all in the context of displaying 1080i as opposed to 1080p, per OP, OP never mentioned anything about 720p or 480, neither did I. Ok, so maybe I should have said at most 1080i, in case some people don't follow the topic too closely.
That is false. There is also 720P@60Hz. ABC uses this HDTV broadcast format[/quote]
I already explained, why you can't have 1080p in 3D broadcasted and if your source is not originally at 1080p, it will never be truly 1080p, no matter how you process it.
As far as I know every single 3D active set does 120FPS including LCD, and Panasonic plasma would be nothing special in that regard. Some plasma can run more than 240Hz, so what.
Panasonic 1080p plasmas refresh at 120fps and send a 1080p image to each eye.
Well, the question still remains why CR stated " Resolution in 3D mode is 1080i to each eye, not full 1080p
In 3D mode, we saw 1080i (interlace video) performance
rather than true 1080p (progressive video) performance" per OP.
I speculated about broadcast not being 1080p etc. anybody else can add to this? I don't have CR subscription, can't read whole thing, so why would they say so, what was the issue?
It's not the first time I see this topic being brought up about active 3D sets.