Not sure if this is the right thread, but I'll pose the question anyway.
Why are broadcasters using 1080i as opposed to 1080p?
In this day and age, isn't interlaced video kind of.. useless?
It had it's uses in analogue, but why digital? All the digital display devices use progressive to display pictures, no more CRT's doing so)
If I'm not mistaken, the video I've recorded and processed is 60 half-frames interlaced to 30.
Why not just do 1080p30 instead of 1080i60?
720p stations send 60 progressive frames at 1280x720
Half the framerate and double the res and you're at 1080p30
Since it's a little bit over double the res, even 1080p24 is feasible.
So, are there any
reasons to use interlaced over progressive? (aside from "Because we want to", of course