But now people are saying that 1080i is actually better then 720p for sports here is a interesting article from AVS
Im not taking a Dig at you at all just want to understand more where you coming from.
If you take a look at that thread you will see it is 4 years old so I would not read too much into it. A LOT has changed in that time.
Here is a much more up to date (and I would suggest respectable) article where 720p is declared the preferable format, especially when any compression is used.
Industry declares 720p better than 1080i
Personally, although I can plainly see the difference between SD and Hi-Def on my laptop, my pc and my 50 Panasonic Plasma, I just cannot see any difference between 1080i and 720p. My wife on the other hand believes that she can!
Im still trying to figure out why sky is going with 1080i and that the only article that I have found that makes some sense of the whole Saga,
On Paper 720p should be a lot better, I can't tell the difference between 720p/1080i
Most people can't tell the difference between 1080p and 720p. Often a well calibrated 50" screen running at 720p will look 10 times better then a screen that's not calibrated running at 1080p