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Old 03-04-2008, 03:49 PM
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Question Why buy 1080p?

If 1080p broadcasting is not available anywhere, why buy the technology. Is there a reason not to go with just 780 &1080i? Movies only?
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TV's upscale.
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Do you mean that the 1080p monitor upscales the resolution from 780p & 1080i giving better picture quality?
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Do you mean that the 1080p monitor upscales the resolution from 780p & 1080i giving better picture quality?
Yes... And there are a lot of therioes that go behind that statement. A good chunk of the time most TVs have a better upscaler than your DVD player. Which is why back in the day most people used composite video and used the TV's combfilter for laserdiscs (instead of running S-video). Same theory. My brother prefers his TV's upscaler on his 1080p set and purchased the HD-A2 on purpose just for 1080i and have his TV do the progressive conversion. It's supposed to look better. However, neither one of us own a true 1080p HD DVD player to do an A/B comparison.

Same thing goes for high def TV or satelite. You can run the 1080i and have your set do the upconversion to 1080p.
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Converting a 1080i image to 1080p isn't upscaling. It's de-interlacing. Also, there's Blu-Ray.
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Right now you really only get 1080P from physical media ie blueray
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If 1080p broadcasting is not available anywhere, why buy the technology. Is there a reason not to go with just 780 &1080i? Movies only?
Future proofing. TV broadcasts will catch up.

The price difference isn't that great especially if your going to drop that kind of dough on a TV you might as well get one that will give you maximum use in the future.
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Same thing goes for high def TV or satelite. You can run the 1080i and have your set do the upconversion to 1080p.
Upconversion from 1080i to 1080p? Surely you mean de-interlacing as there's nothing to upconvert.

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Converting a 1080i image to 1080p isn't upscaling. It's de-interlacing. Also, there's Blu-Ray.
I saw your post after I made this one
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Old 03-06-2008, 11:37 AM
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Future proofing. TV broadcasts will catch up.
It took over a half century to go from 480i (actually 525, 480 visible and 45 lines of time for the cathode guns to go from the bottom of the screen back to the top).

You will likely replace your TV 2-5 times between now and when we change from a 1080i standard.

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The price difference isn't that great especially if your going to drop that kind of dough on a TV you might as well get one that will give you maximum use in the future.
Movies continue to be shot at 24fps so the full amount of data for a movie can be passed to a TV with a 1080i signal, and again is likely to be true for many years to come.


That all being said, if you are buying a big screen (>50") and will be sitting relatively close, and can afford it, definitely get a 1080p TV.

The crispness of image seeing all 1080 lines every 60th of a second is worth it.

Just make sure you get a TV that de-interlaces well because your non Blu-ray sources will be 1080i for the life of the TV.
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It took over a half century to go from 480i (actually 525, 480 visible and 45 lines of time for the cathode guns to go from the bottom of the screen back to the top).

But the technology (specifically affordable technology) has boomed in this area over the last 5 years or so. I think you can expect significant changes in the standards people expect from T.V. broadcasts especially as more and more people go to high-definition.

It's the same as saying: it took man fifteen thousand years to finally invent the airplane, but look at the improvements on that technology over the last 100 years!


You will likely replace your TV 2-5 times between now and when we change from a 1080i standard.

Maybe. Who knows? As long as my current T.V. is operable, then why would I change it?

Movies continue to be shot at 24fps so the full amount of data for a movie can be passed to a TV with a 1080i signal, and again is likely to be true for many years to come.


That all being said, if you are buying a big screen (>50") and will be sitting relatively close, and can afford it, definitely get a 1080p TV.

The crispness of image seeing all 1080 lines every 60th of a second is worth it.

I agree, why buy dated technology if you can afford the state-of-the art?

Just make sure you get a TV that de-interlaces well because your non Blu-ray sources will be 1080i for the life of the TV.
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