[opendtv] Re: HDTV Buyer's Guide 2008

  • From: "Manfredi, Albert E" <albert.e.manfredi@xxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <opendtv@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Thu, 24 Jan 2008 14:15:16 -0500

Cliff Benham wrote:

>> In principle, a 1080p program played through a 768p set will
>> look better than a 720p program through that same set.
> Are there any sources of 1080p programs being broadcast today?

I don't know of any broadcaster using 1080 at 24p or 30p, although that
should be compatible with all ATSC receivers. But high def DVD players
can output 1080p over HDMI.

By the way, that vertical interlace is called "wobulation," as I recall.
Can't be described as 1080i, though.

I think the problem is, as Craig would say, "analog thinking." The
retailers haven't separated in their minds the signal input from the
display characteristics. If a display doesn't read "1080p" in the specs,
it must get force-fed into either the "1080i" or "720p" bin. There are
no other bins available. If 768p sounds more similar to 720p than 1080p
or i, shove it in the 720p bin.

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