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Old 12-14-2008, 02:57 PM
 
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1080p from a broadcast perspective (ATSC) does NOT use higher bandwidth than 1080i. 1080i is sent at 60 interlaced fields per second to make 30 frames per second, while 1080p uses one field per frame, but is still limited to 30 frames per second. Everything still has to fix inside the 6MHz allocated channel width. Cite.

Obviously, 1080p24 or 30 would incur too much flicker and is output by the broadcasters as 1080i.

True 1080p would be at 60 fps and would indeed take up double the bandwidth of 1080i30.
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Old 12-22-2008, 12:44 AM
 
Location: "The Sunshine State"
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It will be a while before I get one. I have two newer (one is 12 years old and the other is 4) JVC sets that work great. Why throw them out? Although sometimes I would love to, or just stick them in another room.
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Old 12-22-2008, 08:33 AM
 
Location: Hougary, Texberta
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Obviously, 1080p24 or 30 would incur too much flicker and is output by the broadcasters as 1080i.

True 1080p would be at 60 fps and would indeed take up double the bandwidth of 1080i30.
Good point, wrong thread.

While the technical discussion is great, we have posters on this thread that don't understand why over the air is a) going away b) not HD c) that the shows arent performed by little people living in the box in my living room.
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Old 12-22-2008, 02:55 PM
 
Location: Up in the air
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Me and my boyfriend splurged this summer on a 42" Aquos and I'm still very very happy with it We're not big tv watchers so we don't subscribe to any HD channels, but we're HUGE movie and documentary watchers and it really adds to the films when it's in HD. Watching Planet Earth on Blu Ray (we won a blu ray player at my work christmas party) is absolutely amazing! It really does make a big difference.
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Old 01-01-2009, 09:59 AM
 
Location: Polish Hill, Pittsburgh, PA
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We're Comcast subscribers, and we enjoy our big-screen HDTV. I also have a PS3, and watching Blu-Ray DVDs on it is awesome! Boy, am I spoiled or what?!
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Old 01-01-2009, 04:30 PM
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Me and my boyfriend splurged this summer on a 42" Aquos and I'm still very very happy with it We're not big tv watchers so we don't subscribe to any HD channels, but we're HUGE movie and documentary watchers and it really adds to the films when it's in HD. Watching Planet Earth on Blu Ray (we won a blu ray player at my work christmas party) is absolutely amazing! It really does make a big difference.
I always try to point out to people, that if you get cable from the any of the major companies, your basic subscription is supposed to come with unencrypted network channels in HD. I only pay about $16 for the basic cable, but watch network shows in HD. Although once my antenna is working I will cancel cable.
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Old 01-02-2009, 12:55 PM
 
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Me and my boyfriend splurged this summer on a 42" Aquos and I'm still very very happy with it We're not big tv watchers so we don't subscribe to any HD channels, but we're HUGE movie and documentary watchers and it really adds to the films when it's in HD. Watching Planet Earth on Blu Ray (we won a blu ray player at my work christmas party) is absolutely amazing! It really does make a big difference.
Planet Earth on Blu-Ray is incredible. I literally sit in front of the TV in awe. I hope you have the BBC version and not the Discovery version!

I didn't read all the posts in this thread, but seriously - the only person who would say that HDTV is not worth it would be someone who doesn't have it. I would get HDTV just for movies and sports alone!
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Old 01-02-2009, 01:54 PM
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I hate watching a channel that is not in HD. I have put on a show & seen it was not in HD & changed the channel. It just doesn't look sharp & clear to me now.

There is no comparison.
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Old 01-02-2009, 01:57 PM
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Planet Earth on Blu-Ray is incredible. I literally sit in front of the TV in awe. I hope you have the BBC version and not the Discovery version!
Now I will have to go home & check our Planet Earth version! What is the difference?
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Old 01-02-2009, 02:02 PM
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Someone pointed out something interesting - the "over the air" HD broadcast are better than the cable version broadcasts. Yeah not surpising. Can you say bandwidth? That's the reason that 1080p won't work yet. Cable can't handle the bandwidth. They are compressing HD signals as it is, and thus the worse quality over the cable. Comcast is cramming 3.1 into it's signal to bring as much HD as can be into your home, at the sacrifice of quality, unfortunetly.

That's why we use Dish until Fios is available in our area.
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