[quote=JJkizak]Videditor: In my area I have no problems at all with CBS and motion. The only difference that I can see is that Fox has poor background resolution compared to CBS. Your technical analysis is flawed as the 1080i will give you the proper fast action as the 720p will not. This is how I shoot High-Definition (1080i) as the 720p will be very jumpy when viewed back on a HDTV CRT and really jumpy on an LCD panel.
1080i in sports is not a "area" related issue. It is a natural broadcast issue. I think you just have your numbers mixed up, as what you are saying is what I am saying, just with the wrong format. 1080i is higher resolution than 720p, but the interlace causes fast motion artifacts as I described before. Not sure what you mean about how you shoot HD? What are you shooting HD on? The Sony Zhd unit? The networks picked a resolution to transmit on for all programming, Fox, ESPN and other "sport" dominent networks chose progressive due to the motion issues. I am a freelance sports tech and have copied a statement from a trade magazine for you. This one happens to be from ESPN. I will agree with you that the CRT is a better picture, but truely, how many consumers are going to buy one vs. a LCD or Plasma? No one I know. Most HD remote trucks usually only have one crt foe QC everything else is plasma- which has more to do with weight issues & ease of set-up with Miranda's multi-picture zoning. Anyway, trust me 720P for sports. Please not another VHS vs. Beta battle...
Here's that articale:
Why Did ESPN Choose 720p versus 1080i?
ESPN chose 720p because of the "p," which stands for progressive scan technology. Progressive scan technology paints the picture on your television screen from top to bottom on a line-by-line basis.as in lines 1,2,3,4,5,6,7, etc. Interlace technology, the "i" in 1080i, paints the picture on an every-other-line basis, first painting lines 1,3,5,7,9 and then a split second later painting lines 2,4,6,8 and 10. Your eyes then assemble the painting into one image.
Progressive scan technology produces better images for the fast moving orientation of sports television. Simply put, with 104 mph fastballs in baseball and 120 mph shots on goal in hockey, the line-by-line basis of progressive scan technology better captures the inherent fast action of sports. For ESPN, progressive scan technology makes perfect sense.
We note with interest that when consumers now shop for DVD devices which produce the best pictures, the industry standard for quality is "progressive scan DVD players." We believe that says a great deal about our selection of 720p.