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  1. Is there a noticeable difference in picture quality in the 2 formats?
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  2. If they were prepared correctly (i.e. adequate bitrate and encoding settings), and from a proper source (not uprezed, and not from a low quality HD source like a consumer camcorder), and you have an appropriate way of viewing them (i.e. at least 1920x1080 high quality HDTV or monitor) , then yes, there is a big difference. There are >2x the number of pixels
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  3. + the size of the TV
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  4. Originally Posted by MJA
    + the size of the TV
    yes, in relation to viewing distance
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    In what context ?

    If you are talking about putting the same amount of video into the same space, you may find that the trade off is between resolution and bitrate artefacts.

    There certainly is a difference, however the result is still far better than standard definition (e.g. DVD)
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    One difference is that 720p is the only progressive format on bluray that allows higher framerates like 50 fps or 59.94 fps.
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    In my opinion, "quality" equals clarity and for commercial products shown on TVs, perceived quality depend more on cinematography than it does on the number of pixels it takes to fill up the screen. I have many DVDs that show more "quality"(clarity) than some of my BRs. The cleanest clip I have is a 720p clip shot with lighting so good that every item on the screen crystal clear.


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