Originally Posted by viewram1
I guess my equipment is working properly based on all your input. It's just weird how the stores are pushing 1080p, etc, etc, when dvds and blue rays are still only 60p.
Seems kind of deceptive.
60p is a frame rate, ie. 60i = 60 fields per second (i=interlaced), 60p = 60 frames per second (p=progressive scan).
1080p is a (spatial) resolution. ie. 1080p usually means 1920x1080 resolution, progressive scan. 1080i usually means 1920x1080 resolution, interlaced.
1920x1080/60p means 1920x1080 pixels in each frame, 60 frames per second.
1920x1080/24p or 1920x1080p24 is the same resolution at 24 frames per second. This is the format of most Blu-ray films.
60 fps is higher than 24 fps. Higher captured frame rates give more accurate motion (that's why they've used higher fps for the Hobbit and James Cameron will for Avatar 2). Though if you are watching a 24 fps Blu-ray film, but your TV is saying it's receiving 1920x1080/60p, it means the player is just repeating frames, in an uneven way (some frames will be output 3 times, others 2 times) to convert 1920x1080p24 into 1920x1080p60.DVDs
"NTSC" format 720x480 at 60i. Most will contain 24 fps content stored in 60i.
"PAL" format 720x576 at 50i.Blu-ray
Most are 1920x1080p24 (23.976). ie. 24 fps. If you set your player to enable 24 fps output (assuming your TV can accept it - if it's a 120Hz or 240Hz TV it probably can), you'll get 24 fps straight from your player to the TV when playing 24 fps Blu-ray titles (it won't say it's receiving 1920x1080/60p when playing 24 fps Blu-ray films), so you won't get added 2:3 pull-down judder with Blu-rays. (though extra features on 24 fps Blu-ray titles are sometimes in 60i format, eg. 480/60i.).