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Old 10-27-2006, 05:27 AM
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A lot of people ask me if i think 1080p broadcasting will start up any time soon and at one point I had heard a rumor that DirecTV had launched a satellite that was capable of just that. Of course It is not true but I wondered if you guys had heard anything.
Honestly I dont think we will anytime soon even if cable is switched completly to fiber optic. If broadcasts somehow go through the internet and our tvs pick them up using an internal cable modem just like it has its on coax input then maybe we can. There is also Internet 2 that is getting ready to be launched so there are a few possibilities out there.
The reason why i ask this is because there are announcments out there of 2660p resolutuion TVs coming and i honestly see no reason why we need them when we cant even get 1080p from cable or satellite.
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Old 10-27-2006, 12:08 PM
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One of the reasons that I am getting the Sharp LC-37D90U for my HDTV is because even SD cable looks great on it. I hope that 1080p programming and HD programming in general become widespread and cheaper as soon as possible.
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Old 10-27-2006, 12:26 PM
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I think it will be some time before we receive 1080p broadcast signals.

Two limitations spring to mind:

1) Most existing digital TV's are only capable of decoding MPEG-2 codec (would take too much bandwidth in 1080p - need more efficient codecs).

2) Bandwidth limitations do not allow broadcasting of two simultaneous streams (i.e. both a 1080i or 720p MPEG-2 stream alongside a 1080p MPEG-4 stream) on the same broadcast channel.
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This is not going to happen for a long time I am afraid. I can't even get Leno without macroblocking. There just is not bandwidth available. Whenever they get a little more bandwidth they use it to broadcast some crappy channel like a shopping or religous channel and charge you more because you are getting more channels.
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Old 10-27-2006, 08:19 PM
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This is not going to happen for a long time I am afraid. I can't even get Leno without macroblocking. There just is not bandwidth available. Whenever they get a little more bandwidth they use it to broadcast some crappy channel like a shopping or religous channel and charge you more because you are getting more channels.
Dont sound so sure, remember they said that we would not even see 1080p sets for a long time, and now they are already announcing 1440p and 2160p sets. What we will use them for? I have no idea. But still. We have come a long way just from a year ago whether you realize it or not. Then again, a long time in the technical world most likely means 5 year.
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Old 10-28-2006, 05:47 AM
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we have came a long way but all channels were suppose to go HD by 06 too, then it went 07 and now its 09? or 11?
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Old 10-28-2006, 01:56 PM
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Dont sound so sure, remember they said that we would not even see 1080p sets for a long time, and now they are already announcing 1440p and 2160p sets. What we will use them for? I have no idea. But still. We have come a long way just from a year ago whether you realize it or not. Then again, a long time in the technical world most likely means 5 year.
But those sets are mostly prototypes right now - 1080p sets are only now hitting the mainstream (and for the most part are still very expensive).
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Old 10-30-2006, 04:54 PM
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But those sets are mostly prototypes right now - 1080p sets are only now hitting the mainstream (and for the most part are still very expensive).
Actually they arent just prototypes they are going to be released next year.

1440p:

http://www.engadgethd.com/search/?q=1440p

2160p:
http://www.engadgethd.com/2006/10/25...le-early-2007/
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But even the articles state that they are only just coming out of prototype stage and the Sony pj is a couple of hundred grand!
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But we didnt talk about pricing we talked about the fact of them coming out, honestly i see no use for 1440p let alone 2160p but the point is that 1080p will someday be a reality.
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