The 720p sets are better like one said here the max resolution of the eye is 720p at 10 feet for a 50 inch set.
There are too many filler pixels in the 1080p sets for the 720p signals.
The 720p signal has the most frames per second and since 720p sets don't have to scale this image it makes....
And converts 1080p to the max resolution of the eyes at a normal distance.
Both sets have to scale the other not native signal, but 720p has faster frames and delivers more pixels per secon
1080p/24 49766400 pixels per second
720p/60 55296000 pixels per second.
"Summary: It is not the pixels in a still frame that counts - still video is boring. It is the pixels per second delivered to viewers that matters."
So 1080p is not king. It depends on what signal you wish not be scaled.
It is easier to cross convert 1080i/p to 720p than to upscale 720p to 1080p.
Try to upconvert a 480i DVD to 1080... doesn't look 1080 does it?
Now, down convert a 1080p blue ray disk to 480i... that will be the best darn 480i you ever seen.
You get a more accurate down conversion than an upconversion.
1080p sets have to add 360 v and 640 h to the 720p/60 signal.
You can argue back that 720 sets throw out information, but again, that resolution is wasted resolution.
Either way, 1080p converted to 720p on a 720p set, gives you a more real 720p that is closer to the real 720p...........than 720p converted to 1080p would be to a true 1080p......... on a 1080p set.
the 1080p claims of domination do not sit well with those who prefer more frames per second. Actually it is which you prefer, in reality, this 720/768p vs 1080p should be called a wash. You will never settle this debate.
the article you provided is clearly from a 1080p advocate because he never mentions the 720p signal and never comments on the conclusive tests that proved no difference in side by side test, it appears his article is to combat the factual tests and processional tests that have been concluded and posted all over the net is I have quoted. Does not touch upon the smaller pixels of the 1080p set and why 720p sets will show more detail at a distance of 10 feet based upon the pixel size of 720p alone.
He uses bar code type illustrations that are a far reach from actual demonstrations.
Also from what I seen as pro 1080p proponent article, even he would seem to indicate that the 720p signal is better viewed on a 720p set because it is not up scaled..
"While the 480p native pattern is crisp and maintains full contrast, the scaled up versions aren't"
He ignores the face that 480 has an easier climb to 720p with less filler pixels, rather he draws up bar coded illustrations and mentions scaling artifacts.
Side by side tests are conclusive and shown no differences with the 1080i signal going into the 1080p next to the 768 one. The human is always the deciding and conclusive factor rather that what is on paper or demonstrated by other illustrations.
"We've done side-by-side tests between two 46-inch LCD HDTVs, one with 1366x768 resolution and the other with 1080p resolution, using the same 1080i source material, and it was extremely difficult for us to see any difference. It becomes even more difficult at smaller screen sizes or farther seating distances--say, more than 1.5 times the diagonal measurement of the screen."http://www.cnet.com/4520-7874_1-5137915-1.html
When they were up close they said it was
"was extremely difficult for us to see any difference"
As they moved back to 6 and a half feet (1.5 times the diagonal measurement of the screen) it became even "more difficult" than what they said was "extremely difficult"
"The good news is that amongst the 1080p sets they used (the 47-inch Westinghouse and the 50-inch Pioneer) the level of detail was "virtually identical." However, when they compared the image to sets with lower resolutions, they noticed it was harder to pick up on the differences in detail. Overall, they concluded it would be "practically impossible" to tell the difference between the image on a 1080p vs a 1080i or 720p. "http://gizmodo.com/gadgets/1080p/108...-it-213983.php
"Surely, you will not perceive any difference in image detail between 720p and 1080i/p HDTV material on the smaller sets from 10-feet away. You need to sit closer and feed your 1080p HDTV set with a good quality HD source to possibly start to see any difference."http://www.practical-home-theater-gu...080p-HDTV.html
These tests were not conducted by 720p advocates, they were fair unbiased tests.
Look at the way the article you provided ended...
"1080p is king, period
That clearly shows an biased test does it not?
Period... Do other sentences come after periods?
An obvious rebuttal by a 1080p advocate to the many tests conducted that stress viewing distances. He even admits it."Some will argue that if you are seated far away and/or the screen is not enormous, one won't "appreciate" the full detail of 1920 x 1080 (as compared to lower resolution TVs)"
Also never mentions seeing a real 720p/60 signal on a 720/60 TV.
The article labels itself as "Secrets
of Home Theater & High Fidelity"
That says something in itself.