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Old 06-11-2008, 12:02 PM
 
Location: San Antonio
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Video tapes will have greatly improved quality of picture.

An HD TV cannot improve the quality of standard TV programming such as tapes. Could be your tapes are looking better because of other virtues of your new TV but NOT because of it's "HDness".
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Old 06-11-2008, 04:42 PM
 
Location: Arvada, CO
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What model do you have?

Who is your cable provider?

I have Comcast and there are about 20 or so ( I didn't actually count) HD broadcast channels.

1080p - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

HD broadcast is in 1080i or 720P. HD-DVD is 1080i.

Only Bluray comes in 1080P.

I watch anything I can in HD broadcast. The picture is amazing.
Am a Comcaster as well. Come to find out that most of the HD programming is 720, and then some claim to be, but merely blow up an SD picture to 16:9. I've seen that on numerous occasions on A&E HD.
The only truly 1080 channel currently is the HD Theatre channel.
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Old 06-11-2008, 07:07 PM
 
Location: Utah
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Am a Comcaster as well. Come to find out that most of the HD programming is 720, and then some claim to be, but merely blow up an SD picture to 16:9. I've seen that on numerous occasions on A&E HD.
The only truly 1080 channel currently is the HD Theatre channel.
I love the HD Theatre channel. I only have a 720 HDTV but the pictures are so beautiful. I watched a special on National Parks on that channel. It looked as though I was actually there.
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Old 06-12-2008, 10:01 PM
 
Location: Lexington, MA
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Why? Well, for sports nuts, most major sports broadcasts are available in HD.
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Old 06-12-2008, 10:36 PM
 
Location: Jonquil City (aka Smyrna) Georgia- by Atlanta
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I will explain exactly why. When you buy a High Definition TV, there are LIMITED channels on cable and even Satellite that broadcast in 1080p or even 720p and very few movies available in Blue-Ray or HD-DVD for example. So the question is, why bother getting one?
To me, yes it looks nice but for 49 years I have been watching TV just the way it is now and I am quite happy with it. I don't see any need to spend that kind of cash. I am just going to get the converter boxes for my TV sets and keep on watching as I always have.
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Old 06-12-2008, 10:42 PM
 
Location: Pinal County, Arizona
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To me, yes it looks nice but for 49 years I have been watching TV just the way it is now and I am quite happy with it. I don't see any need to spend that kind of cash. I am just going to get the converter boxes for my TV sets and keep on watching as I always have.
Kev - the new stuff is not that expensive - and the quality is so far superior -

Come into the 21st Century - the water is fine!
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Old 07-09-2008, 04:55 PM
 
Location: Hartford CT
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If you have Direct Tv, you are getting plenty of Channels in HD
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Old 07-10-2008, 12:46 PM
 
Location: SWFL
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We have two houses and one has cable and the other one is just a rotary antenna up on the roof. Both houses have new HD tvs. The one that has the antenna looks just as good when watching a station that broadcasts in HD as the one that is hooked up to cable. I watch evrything that is offered in HD now. The quality can't be compared to analog, so much better. So I totally disagree with the OP too.
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Old 07-13-2008, 01:59 AM
 
Location: Northglenn, Colorado
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Listen guys, I have seen this time and time again. in 2009 they are not going to be broadcasting everything in HD, it is broad casted in DIGITAL!!! not HD. the converter will change the broadcast from digital back to analogue so older TV's can view the program.

HD tv's on the other hand, are great! alot of the programing available is in its infancy, and will mature in the near future.
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Old 07-14-2008, 09:22 AM
 
Location: (WNY)
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More and more channels are switching over to HD... by 2009 it will all be HD... You won't even have the option to buy the old sets anymore... gonna have to join the group eventually.
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