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Old 03-15-2008, 08:02 PM
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Are any boradcasts in Full 1080p?

I notice my TV performs signicantly better at a 1080p signal vs 1080i. I realized this while watching Blu Ray discs with 1080i bonus features. The bonus features look exactly like my 1080i channels do, which are good but not great.

Ever since I've seen Full 1080p supplied by Blu Ray and HD DVD on my TV, it's difficult for me to accept any other resolution.

Anyone else feel the same?

Anyone else know if cable/satallite providers are going to start broadcasting in 1080p?
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Old 03-16-2008, 03:24 AM
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Broadcast 1080p is not available and probably won't be in the forseeable future. This is because while nearly all HDTVs can accept 1080i and 720p only a small minority can accept 1080p. The additional bandwidth is also prohibitive given that it would only benefit a few customers. Also, most HDTV is shot with 1080i HD cameras. Only high-budget programs like Lost, etc. that are shot on film would benefit.
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Old 03-16-2008, 09:47 AM
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Dont forget that the bonus features might not go through the same quality transfers that the movie does.

"full 1080p" is just a marketing tool. A five years from now its going to be "Maximum 2040p."

I have a 1080p television. It naturally displays everything at 1080p. If I feed it a 1080i signal, it will deinterlace it to 1080p.

Honestly, if you give me the pepsi challenge, I probably couldnt tell the difference between 1080i and 1080p on my television.

If there is a difference, to me it is negligable (and trust me I have an eye for this)

IF YOU are noticing a big difference, then your TV may not interlace 1080i very well. Newer TVs rarely have this issue (well at least not name brands.)

I bought 1080p because it makes alot of my 1080i signals look really good (like my xbox360).

Now 720p vs 1080i/p I do notice a noticable difference.

I pray companies dont start 1080p, because its going to be a very small upgrade, but more bandwidth. I rather have 10 channels at 1080i then 6 at 1080p. Let the TVs interlace and it shouldnt make a difference.
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Old 03-16-2008, 04:47 PM
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Are any boradcasts in Full 1080p?

I notice my TV performs signicantly better at a 1080p signal vs 1080i. I realized this while watching Blu Ray discs with 1080i bonus features. The bonus features look exactly like my 1080i channels do, which are good but not great.

Ever since I've seen Full 1080p supplied by Blu Ray and HD DVD on my TV, it's difficult for me to accept any other resolution.

Anyone else feel the same?

Anyone else know if cable/satallite providers are going to start broadcasting in 1080p?
The problem is the video on cable or sat. is compression all TV is compressed due to bandwith where Bluray HDDVD is not compressed . that is a huge difference ... not alot of difference between 1080 P or I if you watch a bluray anyway ... Unless you have a projector of 60 inch display
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Old 03-20-2008, 09:53 PM
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I bought 1080p because it makes alot of my 1080i signals look really good (like my xbox360).
I assume by that your TV doesn't support 1080p via component? I was very pleased to discover that my Sony supports that, especially since my 360 is an older one without HDMI.
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