Originally Posted by NYCLA* PLEASE
, and America would still be in the dark ages. **** Analog. I'm GLAD
the United States finally kicked that dinosaur technology to the curb. NTSC was always inferior to PAL as it was.
crap ass 480i tube televisions are no longer sold. America should have done this TEN YEARS AGO - AT LEAST.
Except for CRT TV's are superior to HDTV's on SD, I agree, but as I said, it's problematic and I
hate it because ".....Billions of dollars of countless millions of now useless portable TV's, (and tossed in the landfills by idiotic consumers); new uhhh......."portable" DTV's that can't pick up crap without an external antenna, defeating the "portable" namesake. It should never have been done until HDTV's were made to look great on any content.
There should be some kind of (for lack of a better term) "backward degrading" processing that "softened" SD and poor quality signals. Also not until all channels were available in HD."
If all the powers that be would have started this transition several years ago, and did it intelligently and logically,
there would not be these problems today because of it.
I guess if you never watch SD programs; never have any use for a portable TV to use outside, or in your car or boat; don't have any NTSC only TV's; and have another planet in mind on which you and your descendants can live once this one is overrun with electronic waste, then I guess I'd be glad too.
P.S. and "Backwards Compatibility"? NO thank you, that always just hobbles any good new technology.
Be that as it may, that also comes as great cost to those with older equipment who cannot afford new equipment. There's no reason it should "hobble" new equipment if it's done correctly. (But I didn't say anything about backward compatibility. If you're referring to "backward degrading" processing
, I think I could better describe that as maybe downward processing that "softened" SD and poor quality signals. Such as, many say that SD looks better on component video than HDMI because component "softens" the bad PQ).
P.P.S. What networks are in "no hurry" to broadcast in HD? The major broadcast networks all are, be it 720p or 1080i. Cable channels, well, who cares?
Obviously more care than do not. Many millions do. (TLC, TDC, Discovery Science, NatGeo, History, SciFi, ESPN, Comedy, CNN, FOX, MSNBC, dozens more). Network TV generally sucks, they're showing as many reruns as cable. Because of that, is all the more reason for cable use even with their 99% reruns.
There are many many shows on network TV (as well as cable) that are not in HD.