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

  • From: Mark Aitken <maitken@xxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: opendtv@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Wed, 15 Dec 2004 10:23:51 -0500

Doug, could you (please) clarify what you mean here??? I hope you are 
not saying that FOX is not HD...
Doug McDonald wrote:

>> agree 4:2:0 is way too sparse. (as is 24 FPS)
>>But why screw around?  If they made HD-DVD's with modern codecs they 
>>could probably use 4:4:4 at 1080p@24.  It is true that 1024x576 RGB 
>>could look very good but we might as well go the whole way once we can 
>>afford the bits.
>>Just because we couldn't see it on almost all current displays (1080i or 
>>  720p fixed) doesn't mean we shouldn't do it.
>That last is false ... it CAN be easily seen, and noticed,
>as it is actually AVAILABLE TODAY, almost every day. It
>is visible on Fox OTA TV. It is clearly inferior to true HD 720p.
>Craig (the >>), you really NEED to get true HDTV on a
>respectable 720p or 1080p pixel-perfect 50 inch display
>in your own home!
>Doug McDonald


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