Plasma Screen Television Formats

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If I buy a plasma screen television, will it support difference television formats?

Plasma Screen Television Formats

Most plasma screen televisions support an array of standard definition and HDTV formats. The standard definition formats occur at two primary resolutions, 704 x 480 and 640 x 480, at either the 4:3 or 16:9 aspect ratios. The HDTV formats have resolutions of either 1920 x 1080 (referred to as 1080i) or 1280 x 720 (referred to as 720p), an both are shown at 16:9 aspect ratio. The 1080i signal is interlaced, meaning that the odd screen lines are scanned first, followed by the even ones every 30th of a second.

   

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