[opendtv] Re: Public M/H information

  • From: "Kon Wilms" <konfoo@xxxxxxxxx>
  • To: opendtv@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Mon, 22 Dec 2008 15:50:40 -0800

On Mon, Dec 22, 2008 at 3:19 PM, Tom Barry <trbarry@xxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> Probably true.  But IMHO even without other visible artifacts people once
> used to HDTV will start to find an image objectionably soft when the
> effective resolution in each dimension is less than about half of the
> display resolution (1/4 the total pixels).

Too true. When playing up my DVDs these days I now encode them with
anamorphic mode and and/or run them through post processing filters to
push them up to 720p -- I just can't tolerate watching anything at a
lower resolution. Every upconverting DVD player I have tried just
comes out looking horrid. I refuse to go BluRay because it won't play
on my HTPC without considerable hacking/pain. Even Netflix non-HD
movies look soft. I cringe to think how horrid 240p would look on a
110" screen from 8ft. :-)

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