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

  • From: Doug McDonald <mcdonald@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: opendtv@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Wed, 15 Dec 2004 11:41:05 -0600

Craig Birkmaier wrote:

> At 8:38 AM -0600 12/15/04, Doug McDonald wrote:
>>That's not HD at all. Period. It would be obviously and totally
>>inferior to 1080x1920@24p, which is what HD-DVDs should be.
> I did not say it was HD. I said it would be comparable to HD to the 
> viewer when upconverted by an HD display.
> And how can you provide such commentary on something you have never seen?
BEcause I have seen professional 480 upconverted to 720, and you can
tell teh difference between it and real 720p.

> Furthermore, I challenge you to tell the difference between 1920 x 
> 1080@24P and 1280 x 720 @ 24P on ANY DISPLAY of your choosing that is 
> less than 100 inch in diagonal, viewed at 3.3 picture heights.

I'll take you up on that, as soon as full-bandwidth 1080@24p
is available and a 1080 LCOS set is able to do 24p.

> For some reason you seem to think that motion pictures rely on high 
> resolution. 
I'm talking television. DVDs can be from TV, you know.

Doug McDonald
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