Originally Posted by Pezzaturra
Isn't the whole HDTV bonanza nothing but marketing ploy to make people upgrade their TV sets? Or in other words spend their money...
I have read that cable companies stream every HD signal compressed. So I plugged the antenna into my TV's tuner and i was blown away by how sharper and 3-d the picture looked. Then I read a bit about broadcast HD and learned that the highest quality is only 1080i...
So there is no cable or broadcast signal that provides 1080p resolution thus 1080p TVs are useless, unless you play Blue Ray dvds .
Then I went back and looked again at my FIOS cable, man was it lacking compared to free air broadcast channels.
Where is FCC when you need them to protect consumers from false claims?
End of rant.
I need it.
Whats funny is you are talking about Cable and OTA broadcast. Haven't done over the air in 15 years and dropped cable 2 years ago. To those who do maybe they don't need HDTV.
I have terrabytes of TV shows on my network. I have literally thousands of movies and even more tv shows in a stack of drive about the size of 10 VHS tapes.
All accessed by my popcorn hour(s) that are about the size of a single vhs tape.
I don't have tapes, cd, dvds, or the players for all these things junking up my house. With flat screens on the wall it makes the place super clean and nothing is intrusive in any way. The technology makes my place more of a home if you ask me. But thats just my opinion.