Simple question - Does amazon fire tv stick support 1080i?
How I can change the resolution?
Simple answer: There are 3 Amazon TV products
- the basic Stick - currently about £20
- the 4k Stick - Currently a bit more, and
- The TV Cube - currently a bit more still
If you check out the product pages for these devices each unit has a detailed technical summary at the bottom of product decription confirming what output is technically possible.
This summary can not tell exactly what each customer can actually "get" in terms of performance since, quite simply, much depends on the quality of the individuals ISP service provider, the broadband service download capacity and indeed the contact that the customer has with their ISP in terms of capacity and data throttling.
"p" is considered "better" than "i" and generally performs better for high speed action displays such as sport.
Here is a summary of the two formats for you :)
"1080p is short for 1080 progressive scan, whereas 1080i is short for 1080 interlaced scan. The difference between these two formats is how they’re displayed on your screen.
In an interlaced scan, the image is displayed by illuminating odd and even pixel rows in an alternating fashion. Your TV does this so rapidly (each field flashes 30 times per second) that your eyes aren’t capable of noticing the switch, so at any given moment you see what appears to be a fully-assembled picture.
Progressive scan, other the other hand, scans every row of pixels progressively, refreshing every row on the screen 60 times per second. Technologically speaking, this is harder to pull off, but it’s generally agreed that progressive scan produces superior images compared to those produced via interlaced scan. This is why you’ll often hear 1080p touted as “true” or “full” HD by people hoping to differentiate it from 1080i or 720p. The benefits of progressive scan become especially apparent during scenes with lots of motion
While 1080p video is definitely preferable to 1080i, it’s also worth noting that unless you’ve got above-average eyesight, you probably won’t be able to notice a difference between the two on smaller screens. Generally speaking, you need a TV bigger than 42 inches in order to discern 1080i from 1080p – and that’s also dependent on how far away you’re sitting. Generally, for fast-moving images, 1080p offers superior image quality that prevents the appearance of the screen “tearing” that can occur with 1080i."
Bottom line - your stick or cube will give you the "best" resolution your service and display device can.
As far as I am aware there is no customer interface for resolution selection. They all simply give you the best they can at that time.
Hope the above helps cover your simple, but actually really very cool, sensible and neat question which perhaps more customers would do well to ask and to check out before they shell out good money for something that may not meet their needs :) Thank you for asking, and hopefully have a great watch using whatever TV device you decide meets your needs best.
(I'd suggest you check out the same question for both the ROKU and GOOGLE tv streaming devices, and possibly ask around locally to see if anyone uses your ISP service provider and can give you a heads up on what they have and how good it is in your local area. Amazon do have a no quibble return warranty so it may be you take a punt and then keep with it or return and try again.) Good luck, CW.