Originally Posted by chaz01
As David points out, the last greatest thing has yet to be completed.
This is true, and it is a real concern. HD can be a lot better than it sometimes is, but the market place is as much to blame as the industry. After all, who bought into the 'more HD channels is better HD' theory?
Q. When was the last time you heard of consumers petitioning HD providers to reduce the number of HD channels in exchange for better HD on fewer channels?
A. Never. Everybody wants more, and when push comes to shove, HD image quality suffers.
Majority of my tv channels are still in 4:3 480i even with digital mandate (which was balked at by the industry if I remember correctly.
Because the majority of content was created before HD existed, and a lot of it (video based) can never be native HD. And the TV industry didn't balk at digital TV.
1080i vs 720p debate nullified with intro to 1080p. where are the 1080p tv channels?
Although 1080p is part of the existing ATSC standards, no one ever expected it would be in use except for film based sources at some point in the future; the frame rate is way to slow for live action. At least for the time being, MPEG2 simply doesn't have the capability to deliver that much signal. Maybe it never will.
Credibility a bit shaky.
In what sense? HDTV was never part of the government mandated change to Digital TV.
And the glasses....
Lots of people wear glasses. I'd bet even you do, in the sun.