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meskinct
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Re: Any new channels lately?

FYI - 720P is actually better than 1080i. Resolution is not everything especially at screen sizes smaller than 60".

»www.youtube.com/watch?v=Avvh0iH2xSg

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said by meskinct:

FYI - 720P is actually better than 1080i. Resolution is not everything especially at screen sizes smaller than 60".

No, that would depend on how well the 1080i is deinterlaced (if it's even truely interlaced), and how it was shot/produced (60 fields or 30 frames split to 60 fields).

Why do do you think almost every channel is 1080? (Other than it initially being more "CRT-friendly.")


meskinct
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Did you watch the video? And how would you describe a 1080i broadcast that is not 'truly interlaced'? What's that mean?

Most are 1080i because it was cheaper to implement. And I would argue 'most are 1080i'. It's about a 50/50 split. Disney/ESPN/ABC/FOX/A&E/HIST are 720P. CBS and NBC are 1080i.

As for the bandwidth issue you can do a few things...go all IP/unicast and/or move to MPEG4. Both would require CPE upgrades which providers loathe.

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Zappa2000

join:2001-12-16
Kalamazoo, MI
reply to meskinct
said by meskinct:

FYI - 720P is actually better than 1080i. Resolution is not everything especially at screen sizes smaller than 60".

Yeah, I know the difference, but, my point was, in my book, 1920x1080 = HD. Anything less than that, I don't call it HD.

Charter still has lots of crappy channels that nobody watches, when we could use the bandwidth for better picture quality & sound.