Term Of The Week: 1080p
The Holy Grail of display technology, 1080p, is explained by about.com. If you need further explanation or interested in expanding your knowledge, feel free to post in the forums. We have a great group of people. Not only does 1080p represent the best of HD tech, it makes a great desktop resolution for HTPC use.
From the article:
However, since 1080p is not officially part of the FCC's approved HDTV broadcast standards, it is displayed either as a result of video upscaling through a specially modified DVD player, video scaler, or a Blu-ray Disc Player, in combination with a 1080p input capable video display device (such as a Television or Video Projector) OR by on-board video processing within the Display device itself than can upscale all input sources to 1080p.