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1080p

mmonte4
09-16-2007, 09:14 AM
anyone know when D* is going to start broadcasting HDs in 1080p? any guess?

HDTVFreak
09-16-2007, 09:22 AM
anyone know when D* is going to start broadcasting HDs in 1080p? any guess?

Prolly in 20 years.

IlovemesomeHD
09-16-2007, 12:30 PM
who knows. 1080I and 720P are the current broadcast standards for HD,,Besides your TV should de-interlase the signal so you should end up with the same picture

HiDefRev
09-16-2007, 01:11 PM
Yep, 20 years seems about right. Hey, they just invested MILLIONS of dollars into the 1080i equipment and satellites. They're not just going to throw all that equipment away. Not to mention the bandwidth situation with 1080p broadcasts. AND - the millions of dollars all the TV stations and cables channels have invested in 720p and 1080i equipment. Yep....20 years seems about right. :eyecrazy

borromini
09-16-2007, 02:55 PM
I'd say never...no real need to do so as long as your TV can deinterlace.

mystic7
09-16-2007, 03:20 PM
Remember that the next time you go to Best Buy or Circuit City.

borromini
09-16-2007, 03:46 PM
There is no next time...never. :)

fmw
09-16-2007, 05:56 PM
Agreed. Never. There may be an even higher resolution format in the future but 1080 (and all other current resolutions) will never be broadcast in progressive scan. There is no reason to do it. No advantage at all. It would just eat up bandwidth that could be used for higher resolution or less signal compression.

BrianO
09-16-2007, 11:45 PM
Agreed. Never. There may be an even higher resolution format in the future but 1080 (and all other current resolutions) will never be broadcast in progressive scan. There is no reason to do it. No advantage at all. It would just eat up bandwidth that could be used for higher resolution or less signal compression.

Of course you mean 1080p/60. 1080p/60 broadcasts are a pipe dream.

OTOH, your statement concerning "no advantage" is not true for 1080p/24 and 1080p/30. Both are valid ATSC formats that have advantages over 1080i. 1080p/24 is ideal for movies (except for the Todd_AO vesion of "Oklahoma" and "Around the World in 80 days" which were shot at 30 fps). 1080p/30 offers a slight adavantage in bandwidth over 1080i because it is slightly more compressable for the same PQ. You wont see either in the near future because of lack of support and flexibility in current broadcast equipment, but that could change in the not-too-distant future.

480p and 720p are progressive scan formats that are currently being broadcast.

Spaceman505
09-17-2007, 10:06 AM
So.... Besides Blue Ray, HD-DVD and gaming, what are the advantages for purchasing a 1080p set other then bragging rights?

Ntruder
09-17-2007, 10:14 AM
I don't know how D*'s picture compares to DishNetwork, but my Dish HD picture is so compressed that 1080p won't make any difference.

mystic7
09-17-2007, 12:09 PM
So.... Besides Blue Ray, HD-DVD and gaming, what are the advantages for purchasing a 1080p set other then bragging rights?

That's it. Just bragging rights.

borromini
09-17-2007, 09:15 PM
People, why do we have to keep going over this? It's not just bragging rights. A 1080p set still displays 1080i D* signals with no loss of data. It simply deinterlaces that signal...the information is still there. Why is this constantly overlooked?