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30p will not go onto a Blu-ray. You're limited to 30i or 24p. (Technically there's no such thing as 60i, which really means 60 interlaced frames per second, meaning 120 fields per second. Camera manufacturers really need to stop confusing the issue. 30i is the correct moniker.)
are you saying there's no quality difference between shooting in 60i, 30i or 30p or 24p??
what encoder settings do I use for best quality when burning a std DVD?
Blu Ray and DVD are both interlaced formats, so shooting & editing interlaced footage will produce excellent results.
Your main question- "does 60i give better quality than 30p?" does not have a simple answer.
Depending on what you are shooting and what you want to do with it, the answer could be either one.
As for encoding to BR & DVD, CS5.5 has excellent presets for both.