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HOW TO: WATCH SPORTS IN HD

by bigbrass93 / July 31, 2007 7:36 AM PDT
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HOW TO: WATCH SPORTS IN HD
by bigbrass93 / July 31, 2007 10:44 AM PDT

bump

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The article is a little misleading
by Dan Filice / July 31, 2007 11:11 AM PDT

To quote the article:
"720- This begins HD resolution, adding a noticeable difference to the picture detail.

1080- This is the highest HD resolution there is, giving the picture a noticeable bump up over 720."

This is misleading because it doesn't state that there are two 1080 HD resolutions: 1080i and 1080p. What we get on current HD channels is 720p and 1080i, not 1080p. Comparing 1080i and 720p, in regards to "Sports", which this article discusses, I'd rather be watching 720p. The 1080i shows two interlaced images of 540 each, so these two images must be combined to give one 1080i image. With fast motion, sometimes the image moves before the two interlaced images are combined, causing some jaggies on edges. On 720p, you get a solid image, no jaggies. Yes, when 1080p gets broadcast, and when we all have 1080p TVs, then the article will be correct.

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HOW TO: WATCH SPORTS IN HD
by bigbrass93 / August 1, 2007 3:23 AM PDT

read further, it talks about 1080p and interlaced and progressive.

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Wrong on one account....
by Kingp1n / August 1, 2007 4:55 AM PDT

He states that ALL HD shows are broadcast in 16:9. Not true, I have watched HD programming on ESPN that was in 4:3.

Also, in my opinion, there is no diserable difference between 720p and 1080i. And I think if you have a good setup, chances are you won't see any motion blur from 1080i. I have watched many-a-nascar race in 1080i, and it looks great to me. But this could vary from person to person.

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sports
by bigbrass93 / August 1, 2007 5:22 AM PDT

those 4:3 broadcasts are not in hd. espn puts black bars on the side on their hd channel.

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Uh...
by Kingp1n / August 1, 2007 5:30 AM PDT
In reply to: sports

yes they were HD. I know the difference between NTSC and HD, and it was definetly HD.

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Nevermind...
by Kingp1n / August 1, 2007 5:36 AM PDT
In reply to: sports

I stand corrected. Your right, all HD uses 16:9.

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