1080p IS considered an HD resolution.
So, viewer quality will depend on your display.
If your display is 32″ or even 40″, you may not be able to distinguish between 720p and 1080p content, but for larger displays, 1080p content on a 1080p TV should look better.
Is full HD the same as 1080p?
1080p or Full HD
Nearly all HDTVs have an aspect ratio of 1.78:1 (16:9, aka “widescreen”), so that means a horizontal resolution of 1,920 pixels (1,920×1,080). That said, most people don’t call 1080p 2K; they call it 1080p or Full HD. By the way, 1080i is the same resolution as 1080p, but no modern TV is 1080i.
Which quality is better 720p or 1080p?
720p has an image resolution of 1280 pixels by 720 lines. Its quality is not much better than 720p TVs. 1080p has a resolution of 1920 by 1080 pixels, and it is a progressive scan display rather than interlaced.
Is 1080p a good resolution?
What’s so great about 1080p? 1080p resolution — which equates to 1920×1080 pixels — is the current Holy Grail of HDTV. That’s because most 1080p HDTVs are capable of displaying every pixel of the highest-resolution HD broadcasts and Blu-ray movies.
Is 1280×720 better than 1080p?
1080p vs. 720p. The 1080 and 720 in 1080p and 720p stand for vertical screen resolution, or height, in pixels. As such, a screen resolution of 1920×1080 (two million pixels when multiplied) should appear twice as sharp as a resolution of 1280×720 (fewer than one million pixels).