1080p is already available with projectors, plasma monitors, and LCD panels (though no CRT television monitors yet). The 1080p picture is far superior (to my eye anyway) to 1080i.
This is good news for the High Definition enthusiast.
As Kingdox commented on Joystiq
Very cool, I love it when stuff you buy gets more features added for free.
TGS: Xbox 360 to add 1080p support, PS3 to lose bullet point
At their pre-TGS press briefing in Tokyo today, Microsoft announced that the Xbox 360 will support 1080p content through a software upgrade. The “p” stands for parity.
Microsoft’s announcement — which effectively parries Sony’s bold claims regarding the merits of 1080p high definition content or, as Sony calls it, True HD — is their latest move seeking to blunt the impact of the oncoming Sony PS3 hype-train. With the True HD cat de-clawed, Microsoft’s mantra of choice will appear even more appealing. It’s another bullet point taken out of the next-gen console war equation.
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