[opendtv] Re: Chroma Formats and Why Europe should choose 720P for HDTV

  • From: "Manfredi, Albert E" <albert.e.manfredi@xxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: "OpenDTV (E-mail)" <opendtv@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Thu, 16 Dec 2004 10:44:47 -0500

Terry Harvey wrote:

> 24p should be only relegated to Hollywood where the
> producers there like and are accustomed to film
> judder.

But aren't most prime time TV shows shot on film? If
yes, then 24p might be useful for a lot of TV material.

> I will concede that 480i to 720p on Fox looks awful.
> But how about 720p capture resizing to 480p for
> transmission and resize to 720p for display? This
> would produce a nice display, save bandwidth and
> would keep both the bean counters and the engineers
> relatively happy: it isn't a perfect world!

Since 480 at 60p and 720 at 24p require similar
transmission bandwidths, I suppose there's that
tradeoff to consider. I suspect that Doug would have
loud objections to transmitting his favorite games
as 480 60p rather than 720 60p or 1080i.

I suppose what will happen is that as more and more
higher quality TVs get out there in the viewing
public's homes, the networks will gravitate to higher
quality transmissions. I doubt any network would like
to be known as the network with softer images.

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