What’s the Difference Between 1080p and 1080i – See Here!

1080p and 1080i are two unique screen resolutions. For anyone looking at the best setup, understanding the differences between 1080p and 1080i can help pinpoint which is the better choice for you.

Why is Screen Resolution Important?

Image quality matters. High-definition screen resolutions from 720p to 4K and above are considered by home theater fans and gamers alike. The two most popular resolutions for the average consumer are 1080p and 1080i.

What is 1080p Resolution?

1080p is the most popular home theater flat-screen on the market. The image is HD, with a resolution of 1920 x 1080. The more pixels on a screen, the clearer the image. For 1080p, this equates to a crystal clear image only outdone by 4K. Across the whole of a 1080p screen are nearly 2.1 million pixels.

What is 1080i Resolution?

1080i is very similar to 1080p but is distinct in its own right. With 1080i, you have the same HD resolution at 1920 x 1080. The key difference between 1080p and 1080i is the letter ‘p’ or ‘i’ indicating how an image is displayed.

Progressive Scanning v. Interlaced Scanning

A 43” 1080p flat-screen uses progressive scanning to display an image. This involves scanning each row of pixels simultaneously at a rate of roughly 60 times per second. This happens so fast we don’t even see it.

A 1080i uses interlaced scanning, hence the ‘i’. An interlaced scan process displays even pixels and then odd pixels, switching back and forth at half the speed as a 1080p flat-screen. Interlacing scanning delivers an alternating line of pixels. Once again, the naked eye can’t decipher the scanning in a 1080i image.

At one point, there was some debate as to whether 1080p or 1080i was better. The answer is seemingly clear at this stage.

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Do I Need 1080p or 1080i?

For home theater and home entertainment systems, a 1080p TV or 4K TV is no doubt a better investment compared to 1080i.

A 1080p produces a better overall quality than a 1080i resolution. It is the only ‘full HD’ TV between these two options. The scanning is faster which equates to a better overall performance. Regardless of what you’re using the screen for – be it watching films and TV series, sports, or for gaming – 1080p consistently outperforms the 1080i resolution. Should you choose 1080i, some distortions may occur when there are detailed or overly fast images coming across the screen.

At PrimeCables.ca, we recommend our 43” 1080p TV as the better option for home theater, entertainment, and gaming. An optimal resolution and the best way to enjoy media, find the correct flat-screen for your needs. Visit PrimeCables.ca today.

What is 4K And Is It Worth the Buy – Read Here!

A large 55” 4K TV. Wow. That’s a pretty good size for a home theater or home entertainment space.

Look at the price tag though. Compared to a 1080p or 720p TV, a 4K TV is typically a lot more expensive.

Is the cost of 4K worth it – many will say yes. ‘4K’ is a keyword. It identifies a high quality in both image and flat-screen type. That said, most won’t be able to tell you what 4K means. If you are looking to buy a 4K TV, let’s take a look at what 4K is first.

What is 4K?

4K means 4K resolution. Whether it’s a 720p TV, 1080p TV, or 4K TV, this type of technology uses pixels. A 720p uses less pixels than a 1080p flat-screen. A 1080p TV has fewer pixels than a 4K television. The more pixels, the more detailed the picture quality.

How Does Screen Size Affect Pixels?

The larger the screen, the more needed those pixels are. Big-screen 4K TVs have a much better quality than similarly sized TVs with only as many pixels as a 720p or 1080p flat-screen offers. Your screen size greatly impacts the decision on what the right TV to buy is.

How Many Pixels Does 4K Have?

A 4K TV uses 3,840 horizontal pixels and 2,160 vertical pixels. That’s a total of roughly 8.3 million pixels. The image quality is exquisitely clear on a 4K TV. The exact 4K pixel specification is usually written as 3840 x 2160.

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What Does the ‘K’ in 4K Mean?

The ‘K’ in 4K stands for ‘kilo’. Kilo means 1,000. 4K is used to signify a TV has a 4,000-pixel horizontal resolution.

How Much Better is 4K Compared to 1080p?

A 4K flat-screen TV has four times the amount of pixels as a 1080p television. 1080p is ‘Full HD’, comprising of 1,920 horizontal pixels and 1,080 vertical pixels.

Analyzing the performance of a smaller screen, 4K and 1080p may look relatively similar to consumers. A large screen is where a difference in quality is noted. 1080p on a 55” TV isn’t anywhere near as detailed or clear as a 4K TV of the same size.

Is 4K the Best TV Quality Available?

There’s a lot of hype building around 8K screens. Just like 4K a decade ago though, there is no content available in 8K which renders the high cost of an 8K TV more or less useless. There’s so much 4K content available, in comparison. There is now a 4K standard in streaming, live TV broadcasting, movies, TV series, and more.

4K is the best TV in Canada for someone who wants to enjoy their media on a large screen. PrimeCables.ca offers 4K TVs down through to 720p TVs. Visit us today to check out discounts and deals on 4K and more.

Top 7 Best LCD & LED TVs in Canada for 2021

Are you looking to buy a TV in 2021 – here we have a list of the best LCD TVs in Canada.

Check out different features, sizes, and weights, pair them with an equally impressive TV wall mount from PrimeCables.ca and instantly upgrade your home theater setup.

55” 4K LED TV

The 55” 4K LED TV is one of the biggest and best flat-screen TVs in Canada on-sale today via PrimeCables.ca. A customer rating of 94/100, in addition to its 4 HDMI inputs, makes this a necessary add to our list. For those with the space to put it on display, you won’t find a large screen at a better price anywhere else.


Boasting a 60Hz refresh rate, dual speakers, and multiple HDMI ports, this 43” flat-screen is a favourite. This 43” 1080p LED TV has an ‘excellent’ customer satisfaction rating of 91/100 at PrimeCables.ca and is well worth a look if you’re looking to buy a new flat-screen in 2021.


A perfect bedroom television, this 32” 720p LED TV has an even higher rating with a 94/100. Complete with similar features as the 43” FHD LED TV, the thirty-two inch flat-screen sister model rates easily as one of the best LCD TVs in 2021 on quality-to-price ratio.

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27” Curved LED Monitor

A 27” curved LED monitor may not be your typical choice for a home theater flat-screen but gamers love it. More immersive and arguably more realistic images, this 27” curved gaming monitor has an impressive 88/100 rating by customers and is super thin wrapped in a pro-grade aluminum frame.

24” 1080p LED Monitor

For small desktops in need of a 24” 1080p LED monitor, you don’t get better than this. Quality-made, cost-efficient, and HD, you get the best of a computer monitor with the features of a television, i.e. HDMI, VGA, 3.5mm ports, etc. The juggernaut customer rating for this model is a 96/100.

22” LED Monitor

The ViewSonic 22” LED monitor gives the prior 1080p LED monitor a run for its money. Though admittedly small, its excellent-quality picture, stand, and portability makes it a consideration for bedrooms, dorms, small apartments, and similar uses. This LCD TV has the highest rating of all models on this with an almost-perfect 99/100.

22” LCD 1080p Touchscreen Monitor

The last entry on our top 7 list of best LCD TVs in Canada is this trendy 22” 1080p touchscreen monitor. Though small, you have full HD images, it’s backlit, and is a touchscreen just like a smartphone. As a relatively new model, its customer rating is unavailable.

Visit PrimeCables.ca today to check out each of these fine flat-screen TV and monitor models. While you’re there, check out HDMI cables, mounts, speaker systems, Android boxes, HDTV antennas, and other flat-screen accessories.