There is more programming in 60 frames outside of Sports.
Regardless of how many there is, the fact is, that is that it there.
My conclusions were NOT based upon one TV, they were based upon many factors and many situations of scaling 720 into a 1080P set.
For one people that have watched Monday night football over a friends house and wondered why it looked better on his friends set than his own. When asking, being surprised that the other set was 768p.
1080p proponents are quick to jump on the scaling issue. Most 768 sets are NATIVE 720p. The simply add the pixel count. But for the time being I'm talking about 720p.
1080p proponents are quick to limit the viewing field to 1080p up close. But that is not the situation with all signals or with some peoples preferences.
The scaling issues are more of a factor on paper than it is in reality or to the eye.
I know I have only have 5 posts here, but I speak from experience and have conducted several of my own tests.
Todays high end 768p and 720p TVs, scales 1080i with super picture quality.
I have conducted a test with a 1080i signal on one of the best CRT sets, A 2006 34 inch Sony Widescreen (native 1080i), against it's own Sony KDL V 32 XBR1 (lcd flat screen 768p).
Both with the same 1080i signal both connected HDMI.
There wasn't one person in the room that didn't pick the LCD, and one was scaled the other was not.
So despite the CRT displayed the 1080i signal in it's purest form without scaling, it lost on picture quality.
If scaling was such an issue there would have been a determined conclusive differences in SIDE BY SIDE TESTS, but there was not.
Here is a conducted professional test
"We've done side-by-side tests between two 46-inch LCD HDTVs, one with 1366x768 resolution and the other with 1080p resolution, using the same 1080i source material, and it was extremely difficult for us to see any difference. It becomes even more difficult at smaller screen sizes or farther seating distances--say, more than 1.5 times the diagonal measurement of the screen."http://www.cnet.com/4520-7874_1-5137915-1.html
When they were up close they said it was
"was extremely difficult for us to see any difference"
As they moved back to 6 and a half feet (1.5 times the diagonal measurement of the screen) it became even "more difficult" than what they said was "extremely difficult"
"The good news is that amongst the 1080p sets they used (the 47-inch Westinghouse and the 50-inch Pioneer) the level of detail was "virtually identical." However, when they compared the image to sets with lower resolutions, they noticed it was harder to pick up on the differences in detail. Overall, they concluded it would be "practically impossible" to tell the difference between the image on a 1080p vs a 1080i or 720p. "http://gizmodo.com/gadgets/1080p/108...-it-213983.php
"Surely, you will not perceive any difference in image detail between 720p and 1080i/p HDTV material on the smaller sets from 10-feet away. You need to sit closer and feed your 1080p HDTV set with a good quality HD source to possibly start to see any difference."http://www.practical-home-theater-gu...080p-HDTV.html
The human eye is always the deciding factor in side by side tests.
Keep in mind that with these 1080p sets, 1080p sets have the advantage because their set was made for the 1080i signal.
The scaling issue is an issue that 1080p jump on but has shown to be irrelevant in SIDE BY SIDE tests.
1080p sets also scale 720p signals.
The 720p signal does not show a poorer signal on the 1080p set because of the scaling issue, but because of adding 360 vertical and 640 horizontal lines to the image. It's not bad, but the 1080p shows better picture quality with the 1080i or p signals compared to when they have a 720p signal going into it.
With the 720p sets there is no big difference in picture quality from ABC.s Lost to the CBS show 1080i CSI Miami.
But there have been many reports, many, that 1080p owners are not satisfied with the ABC or FOX signals compared to their 1080i signals.
1080p proponents have been quick to jump the wasted or thrown out resolution issue of converting 1080i to 720p.
But like the scaling issue, the eyes is always the deciding factor.
Those in the 720p corner, say it's resolution that was never going to be seen at a normal distance and has evidence to back their side....
720p supporters claim that at a normal distance, the resolution is wasted, and their set converted that signal to the max resolution of the eye, if it is Blue Ray or 1080i.
Their side of this is that it is wasted resolution at a normal distance, and again have conclusive tests.
"The average 42-inch-diagonal, 1,280-by-720 plasma or LCD display has pixels that are roughly 0.029 inches wide. (Of course, each model has different inter-pixel spacing, but, for now, we'll assume they don't.) If the same size display had a resolution of 1,920 by 1,080, the pixels would be 0.019 inches wide. As you can see, in a 42-inch display at a distance of 10 feet, your eye can't discern the resolution available even with 720p. Even more resolution is "wasted" at 1,920 by 1,080."http://blog.hometheatermag.com/geoff...n//index1.html
"For example, despite the fact that a 37-inch LCD with "only" 1,366x768 pixels has to throw away a good deal of information to display a 1080i football game on CBS, you'd be hard-pressed to see more detail on a similar 37-inch LCD with 1,920x1,080 resolution."http://www.cnet.com/4520-7874_1-5137915-1.html
"Now, assuming that you're not going to move your couch but you want a bigger TV, how does this work with a 50-inch set? The pixels in a 1,280-by-720 display are 0.034 inches wide, which is almost exactly what your eye can discern at 10 feet. A 1,920-by-1,080 display has 0.023-inch-wide pixels, smaller than your eye can resolve. A 1,920-by-1,080 display would have to measure more than 70 inches diagonally before you start testing your eyes' limits on the display's resolution (at least at 10 feet)"http://blog.hometheatermag.com/geoff...n//index1.html
It is not easier for 720p to go into 1080p than to de interlace 1080i to 720p. As professinal tests have concluded de interlacing the signal is irrelavant because the test have concluded so.
1080p advocates criticized cross conversion, but as I have pointed out above, tests have proven to display amazing 1080i conversions to the progressive 700's.
Here is why 1080i looks better on 720p sets in comparison to up-convert 720p to 1080p.
It is up scaling that is more difficult.
This is why you never have true DVD up conversions from 480 to 1080.
There is enough pixels and power in the 1080ix1920 signal to fully cross convert and power to 720p or 768p, where as there is not enough pixels and power in the 720p V signal going into 1080V and 1280H to 1920H.
This is up conversion, and 720p proponents have enough evidence to show that the 1080i signal is converted to the max resolution of the eye from where they are viewing the set and because of wasted resolution that they would have never seen ...
"hard-pressed to see more detail on a similar 37-inch LCD with 1,920x1,080 resolution"
1080p proponents want to exaggerate the lack or actual 60 frame broadcasts. But the fact remains that even if the signal is 720p/30, there is a lack of pixels and power to go into the 1080p set, and dilutes the signal.
Cross conversion and down conversion actually cross convert and down convert, you can never fully up convert as we have evidence with 480i DVD and up-scaliers.
The major OTA broadcasters are FOX, ABC, CBS, NBC.
2 of these 4 are in 720p. The superbowl, the most watched event, was last seen and broadcast in 720p/60.
Even if sports was the only 60 frame content, that fact remains that the signal is there. For the time it takes 1080i to paint 1080i, 720p painted 1440 progressively.
Keep in mind I am now talking about broadcast signals.
The fact of the matter is most people never thought of the frame rate, it is always the VERTICAL resolution mentioned in advertising a set or a signal.
Those in the 1080p corner do no take into consideration the overall function if the set.
We have spoken about 1080 and 720p signals, but 480i signals look better on 720p sets, because the pixel climb to 720p is less.
Directv owners have seen and reported very good results in seeing great picture quality in many 480i broadcasts with their set top in 720p and seen amazing 720p DVD upconversions with the DVD player in 720p/HDMI.
From my experience, 720p owners do not go out of their way to claim superiority the way 1080p owners do.
Taken that they did not consider these factors when buying their 1080p set, they automatically concluded that their set must look better, after all, how can 720p be better than 1080p?. After some developed a cavalier attitude to all other sets, they first heard of these other issues after they have already bought their set. Now they will fire back to justify their purchase.
Overall, 720p sets perform better, we can go back and forth and although this will not change the attitude of the 1080p owners drive to claim superiority or justify their reasons why they first bought the set, they are now realizing this is a BMW VS Mercedes disagreement.
The issue has pro's and cons on both sides for either to claim official superiority.
720p proponents feel they have they have the advantage since they have conclusive professional results that have shown no differences with the 1080i signal at a normal difference and their set does not dilute the 720p signal.
But it a fact that 720p sets display not only better 720p signals, but better 480 signals as well. Because it has less of a climb to 720x1280 than to 1080x1920.
Like I said, those with Directv HD set tops have reported very well up conversion to 720p with the 480i signal.
720p proponents see 1080p sets as an unnecessary task to fill the pixel resolution of set, because it is too much for the eye to perceive at a normal distance.
The majority of the mainstream world do not place their couches love seats and recliners 6 and a half feet from a 50 inch display.
720p proponents feel they had better viewing at 11 feet with average sized big screen because the pixels are bigger in regard max eye resolution factor.
Overall, the 720p sets perform better.