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1080p

romito201
05-31-2008, 12:09 AM
will direct tv offer there hd channels in 1080p in the future

hdtvtechno.com
05-31-2008, 01:01 AM
At the moment there are no content providers broadcasting in that format yet
though ESPN has mentioned there are interested in that format for the future..

gryphon75
05-31-2008, 06:24 AM
Yes they will.

Gas will be $20 a gallon, The world's wheat supply will run out, Martians will invade the earth, the Polar icecaps will melt, the dinosaurs will walk again and Directv will broadcast 1080p.

When,

Well........ Sometime.......;)

williamadamses
05-31-2008, 08:40 AM
The only source of new 1080p content in the next few years will be on Blu-ray. There may be competing formats, whether disk based or electronic downloads, but those are far off in the future.

The industry is just getting over the investment in 1080i / 720p equipment, and, until that's fully depreciated, will not be looking to add additional infrastructure. When they do, it will probably be a format beyond 1080p - some researchers are already expanding beyond that format.

1080p is awesome on blu-ray, but 1080i and 720p programming on a large flatscreen monitor looks really, really, good, as well. You would notice a significant difference only on the largest sets. The smaller the set, the better the older formats look. Even non-hd 480p looks good on a 30" CRT HDTV, but when we upgraded to the 40 inch samsung, we had to get an upconverting player for std. dvd's which look good- but not as good as directv hd or blu ray from my ps3.

tcarcio
05-31-2008, 08:59 AM
Yes they will.

Gas will be $20 a gallon, The world's wheat supply will run out, Martians will invade the earth, the Polar icecaps will melt, the dinosaurs will walk again and Directv will broadcast 1080p.

When,

Well........ Sometime.......;)

You forgot that Bluray will have a $99 standalone player.:lol:

hdtvtechno.com
06-01-2008, 02:46 AM
The next big thing is UltraHDTV...:-D

1080PsF
06-01-2008, 04:12 AM
The industry is just getting over the investment in 1080i / 720p equipment, and, until that's fully depreciated, will not be looking to add additional infrastructure. When they do, it will probably be a format beyond 1080p - some researchers are already expanding beyond that format.It's not about cost it's about bandwidth.

williamadamses
06-01-2008, 05:37 AM
It's not about cost it's about bandwidth.

Bandwith is why not everything is broadcast in 720p/1080i - and that's a Directv problem as well as older cable systems. Creating programming sourced at 1080p is dependent on economic factors.

voyager1
06-01-2008, 06:23 AM
Speaking on Blueray players.... any good deals out there yet ? I am considering one .

mcbeevee
06-01-2008, 07:16 AM
Speaking on Blueray players.... any good deals out there yet ? I am considering one .
Might find some good deals over in the blu-ray forum:

http://www.highdefforum.com/forumdisplay.php?f=65

:)

hdtvtechno.com
06-04-2008, 08:33 PM
Speaking on Blueray players.... any good deals out there yet ? I am considering one .

i think amazon.com has some for $299

williamadamses
06-05-2008, 04:45 AM
Walmart's ad for this week has a PS3 with a $100 'Blu-ray gift card' for $399. Don't know whether the gift card is just for movies or can be used for anything.