Who needs HDTV Set and why?

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  1. turboman808

    turboman808 Senior member

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    For the record I doubt anyone can really tell the difference between 1080i and 1080p. My set upconverts to 1080p anyways.
     
  2. Piobaire

    Piobaire Not left of center?

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    For the record I doubt anyone can really tell the difference between 1080i and 1080p. My set upconverts to 1080p anyways.

    I would agree, probably reaching the limits of the eye to discern.
     
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    A Y Senior member

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    So in that light why the hell we are buying 1080p Blue Ray players? If inverse telecine is working then we only need 1080i .

    You'll have to ask the BD committee about that. But we get BD players because they are the highest quality HD source that's available to consumers. Also, not all TV sets or BD players do inverse telecine correctly.

    It depends. Many HD video cameras are still 1080i, but things are changing. 1080p 30fps isn't uncommon anymore.

    Film doesn't have unlimited resolution, but yes many movies are still shot in film, though that's also changing. For example, Sony built George Lucas a bunch of custom 24 fps progressive digital video cameras for Episode II. Episode I was shot on film, and then digitally scanned for the special effects people to work on them. The scanning process took so much time and effort that he decided to shoot digitally to avoid the scanning.

    --Andre
     
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    Most of your reality shows that are shot outside and in dangerous and dirty areas are shot using sony cameras at 1440i. Dirty Jobs, Ice Road Truckers, West Coast Choppers etc...

    Any reality show shot in say a house like Big Brothers that has a control room would use Canon 1080p cameras with smpte lock. Same with live shows like the Tonight Show. Basiacally anything that would have a control room.


    Top Gear uses a bit of everything. They use high end cameras in the studio and on the set. But they also use lower end sony cameras in areas where they can get damaged or destroyed. I've even seen them use the lowest of quality consumer cameras in a few cases.


    Most of this stuff would ultimately be up converted to 1080p. It just makes it easier for editing.



    All of our stuff is shot at 1440i and up converted to 1080p for final editing. For VOD clients I am asked for many sizes and resolutions. Itunes, Ipod, TV(Comcast doesn't ask for the same resolution as Cabelvision), Online, they all want different formats in the end.
     
  5. ohm

    ohm Senior member

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    The answer to your question is planet earth in blu ray.
     
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    I can see the difference between regular tv and HD, though its hardly a deal breaker for me.

    I cannnot tell the difference between DVD and blu-ray. DVD vs VHS, light years. DVD vs BR - microscopic.

    I think technology is about maxed out for what your eyes/ears can sense on a 2D plane. I mean, how much more revolutionary can it get? Am I wrong for thinking that we have maxed out on quality?
     
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    the sound of blu-ray is what finally converted me. i can't really tell a huge difference in the picture vs. DVD. THE SOUND, BABY.
     
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    Cablevison ftw! Not going to lie, expensive but worth it. iO Triple Play
     
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    still, a fart sounds like a fart on DVD or Blu-Ray. I cant imagine it being that much more of a mind blowing experience. Seems like a high price to pay for such a miniscule reward, unlike the analog tv/vhs vs HD/DVD jump.
     
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    still, a fart sounds like a fart on DVD or Blu-Ray. I cant imagine it being that much more of a mind blowing experience. Seems like a high price to pay for such a miniscule reward, unlike the analog tv/vhs vs HD/DVD jump.

    Depends on your sound system.
     
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    The answer to your question is planet earth in blu ray.
    I will agree with this, though I don't have a BR player. I bought an HDDVD on the cheap an have been loading up on $5-10 HDDVD's.

    Planet Earth is incredibly beautiful though, regardless.

    [​IMG]
     
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    The title asks, who needs an HDTV. The answer is: no one needs one. Hell, you don't even need a TV.
     
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    I cannnot tell the difference between DVD and blu-ray.
    The easiest test I know is to try to identify individual faces in a crowd. It's much easier with BD than DVD. --Andre
     
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    The easiest test I know is to try to identify individual faces in a crowd. It's much easier with BD than DVD.

    --Andre


    What is the best device for watching Internet on your TV-set?
     
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    Much of my library is still in VHS format. Going to a HD television would be a step in the wrong direction as far as picture quality goes. I have no reason to get a television with a higher resolution to make all my old media look even worse.

    IMO this is just a racket. Seems like people JUST replaced all their VHS with DVD, and now you have to start replacing your DVDs with Blueray at around 40 bucks a pop.

    I don't think so.

    My next media player isn't going to be Blueray, it's going to be a streamer like a WDTV or Popcorn Hour.


    Wow, just wow. [​IMG] I can understand people with big DVD libraries not wanting to replace all of them, but even my 60yr. old cheapskate father has thrown out his VHS. Just download the damned divx of the movies you've got on tape and from this point on only buy BR. Just from a convenience aspect it's worth getting rid of vhs. I have 500 movies on my hard drive. I can bring them up instantly, they don't need to be rewound, and they don't add to the clutter in my life. I stream them over a wired network.

    BR is a huge step up in video quality from DVD. Maybe you don't care about it, but I think it's awesome.
     

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