Your tv box shows 1080p but when you put it on it is saying 1080i how can you change that?

HD televisions are capable of displaying a wide range of image resolutions and timings. Most larger HD televisions will accept 1080p, 1080i, 720p, 576i, 480i and each of these in several different field rates.
The standard broadcast format for HD is1080i with 720p used to far lesser extent. The television shows "1080i" because that is the signal being received. It will only display "1080p" if it receives a 1080p signal. Currently, broadcasters do not transmit 1080p and have no plans to do so for a number of years from now.

When playing standard definition material into the television, it is likely to display 576i, 480i or perhaps show the letters PAL or NTSC to indicate the standard definition signal format.
HD televisions are capable of displaying a wide range of image resolutions and timings. Most larger HD televisions will accept 1080p, 1080i, 720p, 576i, 480i and each of these in several different field rates.
The standard broadcast format for HD is1080i with 720p used to far lesser extent. The television shows "1080i" because that is the signal being received. It will only display "1080p" if it receives a 1080p signal. Currently, broadcasters do not transmit 1080p and have no plans to do so for a number of years from now.

When playing standard definition material into the television, it is likely to display 576i, 480i or perhaps show the letters PAL or NTSC to indicate the standard definition signal format.