1080p was one of the proposed replacements for traditional 720p in a number of television standardization talks. Currently, the EBU promoters of 1080p have a goal to achieve complete worldwide acceptance by 2016. 1080p offers the advantage of providing a higher static image resolution compared to traditional 720p, and being widescreen is still slightly more suitable for showing 4:3 film than 16:9 scans. Since 2010, a growing number of television viewers have been embracing \"true 1080p\" televisions from manufacturers such as Sony, Sharp and BenQ, as well as cable and satellite providers, many of which offer an all-1080p service at no additional cost.
Active glasses can be used with HDMI to display a higher-definition image on a lower-resolution display. Either active or passive glasses can be used with HDMI. Transmission of 1080p24 requires the use of active glasses with a display resolution of 1080p or higher. 1920 X 1080p, 1920 X 1200p, or 1920 X 1600p are some of the possible resolutions that could be displayed by a 1080p device. Passive glasses could be an option to receive 480p content from an HDMI source from a standard DVD player.
A Digital TV standard requires the ability to decode native HD resolutions -- 1920 x 1080, 1280 x 720, 1280 x 960, 162 x 624, 720 x 486, and others -- as well as interlaced (480i, 576i or 480p) resolutions such as 720i, 854i,720p, 1080i, 1080p, 1,080i, and 720p60. The term 1080p refers to the ability to decode at least 1,920 x 1080 pixels at a minimum frame rates of 24, 25, and/or 30 frames per second. Most U.S. TVs report themselves as 1080p, even thought they don't, and many do not support 1080p 24-fps video. A frame rate of 50 refers to the ability to decode 1080p at a frame rate of 50, 59.94, and/or 60 frames per second. These specifications are also outlined in the ANSI-ITU standard, SMPTE-295M, \"Digital Broadcasting Specification for Television\". Although widely disputed, some still claim 1080p24 is not technically DV. The HD Ready logo program requires that a set meets the following requirements: 1) 1080p24, 1080p25, 1080p30, 1080i50 and 720p60 are supported (note: the first two are native resolution formats). 2) When used as a component, at least two of the above four resolutions are native 1080p and are supported (note: not all 1080p sets will be component capable). 3) All of the above four resolutions are interlaced. 4) Supported uncompressed and compressed formats include MPEG-2, MPEG-4 AVC and H.264 AVC, with MPEG-4 AVC being the most preferable. 5) In order to optimise compatibility with existing equipment, the digital TV should not involve any increase in transmitted data rate in any of the above listed formats, (including 10 Mb, 25 Mb (uncompressed), 38 Mb (H.264) or 50 Mb (H.264) compressed) over the conventional broadcast networks of 768 kbit/s. 6) When used as a component, the Digital Television Notices must clearly state that they are 1080p. 7) No overscan, digital upscaling process, 1000:1 or higher, or any other process that would alter the aspect ratio of the native screen and quality is acceptable. d2c66b5586