Broadcast Format Displayed
The broadcast formats supported by your television dictate what sort of signals your television is able to receive and process. It is important that your television not only support but is also able to display the formats you wish to view. A supported format can be understood by your television, but not necessarily displayed in its optimum form. 1080i, 1080p and 720p are standards for HDTV, while 480p and 480i are standard definition formats.