[opendtv] Re: Gap Fillers Could Be Key Issue in ATSC-MH Deployment

  • From: "Manfredi, Albert E" <albert.e.manfredi@xxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <opendtv@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sun, 2 Aug 2009 18:52:38 -0400

Francis Martin wrote:

> NBC and CBS are typically 1080i in most all markets.
> FOX and ABC have always been committed to 720p.

I did go home and check.

Turns out, we now receive 10 HDTV streams (having lost two from
Baltimore that went to low power VHF on June 12th). Seven of the 10 HD
we do receive now transmit 720p.

CBS9, NBC4, and CW50 are the only 1080i hold-outs. But CW54, from
Baltimore, a Sinclair station, is instead 720p.

This is what I had expected was going to happen, way back when everyone
was complaining about interlacing and ATSC. Because the cameras these
days don't create interlaced streams, as the first HD cameras did. So
there's not much excuse left for transmitting in interlaced mode.

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