The enigmatic P Smith is correct. Real issue is, how does the processor deal with the fact the the two fields were recorded 1/60th of a second apart. The (LCD, DLP, or Plasma) 1080p TV will refresh the entire frame at 60Hz. At each refresh it has one "fresh" field to use, and one field that is 1/60th of a second old. The next refresh the alternate field is fresh, and one that was new, is now 1/60th of a second old. If there is little to no motion in the scene, just displaying the new field and the field that is 1/60th of a second old will look very good. Once you add motion, the "smarter" TV's will modify the older field for the current refresh in order to compensate for the motion. Some TV's do a better job of this than others. So who is still not quite getting this? Of course if you have an HDTV with a 120Hz refresh rate, things get even more fun.