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QUESTION ABOUT HI-DEF PICTURE QUALITY

by stewart norrie / February 27, 2006 6:49 AM PST

Ok you guys know my set up new Toshiba 72 d.l.p. Dish Network 811 fed with d.v.i. with a d.v.i. h.d.m.i. adapter. I notice all the hi-def channels including over the air look great. Well the other nite I watched (NOTHING BUT TRAILERS) on H.D. net The picture was jawdropping. Someone told me they were broadcasting in 1080. Is this possible? I know it sure looked 1080 have a nice day. This one is for you Dan, you are always picking on me hardy har har stewart

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I never pick...
by Dan Filice / February 27, 2006 8:13 AM PST

I just jab. Happy But only in fun Stewart. And your rain finally made it's way down to L.A. Yes, they can broadcast in 1080, but it's 1080i not 1080p. Take a look at the David Letterman show on CBS at 11:30pm. It's 1080i.

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hey
by being_doug / February 27, 2006 9:04 AM PST

whatsup ive heard that very rarely they play in the 1080 format

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MOST ARE 1080I...........
by BONSPEED / February 27, 2006 9:46 AM PST

............ ONLY ABC, FOX, AND ESPN PERFER THE SMOOTHER 720P. NFL FOOTBALL LOOKS BETTER TO ME IN 1080I ON CBS THEN ABC MONDAY NITE GAMES. HOWEVER, NOT ALL 1080I OR 720P ARE EQUAL. ESPN GAMES ARE 720P, BUT LOOKS PRETTY GOOD TOO.

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Someone told me they were broadcasting in 1080.
by jcrobso / February 28, 2006 12:14 AM PST

YES it is possible!!!
As I have said before 720p and 1080i take the same bandwidth about 37.5mb/sec. Which one is beter is a coin toss. More pixels (1080i) vrs cleaner action sceens (720p).
In January when Bush had the State of the union broadcast. I was switching between CBS, NBC and ABC.
Since all 3 networks were using the same feed, but broadcasting in two different formats, gave me a chance to compaire them.
Since the seen was mostly static, I was flipping between channels. So 1080i vrs 720p(ABC) both were very good, the 1080i had a edge on picture quality the more pixels were noticable. Only thoes that have 1080 sets could see the difference. But it was NOT a big difference!!!!!
AS others have said "not all HD content is created equal" This will have a much bigger effect on picture quality than 1080i or 720p format will.
Cable and dish/direct can do what they want.
Here is link to a review of the new Dish 622. john
http://www.dbstalk.com/showthread.php?t=53590

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(NT) How?
by Bob Werth / March 2, 2006 7:01 AM PST

I have Panasonic TH-50PM50U monitor. I receive brodcasts thru a TW Scientic Atlanta Explorer 3250HD cable box. When the "cable guy" did the installation he just set the box for 1080i and my monitor to 1080i and said the TV would "adjust to what ever is broadcast" but with this setting I would always get the highest quality picture. How can you guys tell what format(720i or p or 1080i) is being used for a particular program?

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BOB ITS PICTURE QUALITY
by stewart norrie / March 2, 2006 7:23 AM PST
In reply to: (NT) How?

Just watch a hi-def program and when they switch to a comericial the picture will turn to 4X3 and will look horrible. I think the broadcasters are doing a super job with there hi-def transmissions but they still dont have enough hi-def camers etc to give full time h-d

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(NT) 720p or 1080i ?
by Bob Werth / March 3, 2006 12:33 AM PST

I understand the different formats but how can the you tell if a particular HD program is 720p or 1080i? It was mentioned in an earlier post on this thread. Just curious.

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How?
by Bob Werth / March 2, 2006 7:02 AM PST

I have Panasonic TH-50PM50U monitor. I receive brodcasts thru a TW Scientic Atlanta Explorer 3250HD cable box. When the "cable guy" did the installation he just set the box for 1080i and my monitor to 1080i and said the TV would "adjust to what ever is broadcast" but with this setting I would always get the highest quality picture. How can you guys tell what format(720i or p or 1080i) is being used for a particular program?

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How?
by Bob Werth / March 2, 2006 7:03 AM PST

I have Panasonic TH-50PM50U monitor. I receive brodcasts thru a TW Scientic Atlanta Explorer 3250HD cable box. When the ''cable guy'' did the installation he just set the box for 1080i and my monitor to 1080i and said the TV would ''adjust to what ever is broadcast'' but with this setting I would always get the highest quality picture. How can you guys tell what format(720i or p or 1080i) is being used for a particular program?

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OOOPS
by Bob Werth / March 2, 2006 7:07 AM PST
In reply to: How?

Sorry I don't know what I did but my question got posted 3 times.

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by Riverledge / March 2, 2006 9:46 AM PST
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SOME SERVER problems. Many of us have double and triple posts in the last 12 days.


C-NET MODERATER said they hoped to have fixxed by now.
Guess not.

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