Originally Posted by RonFox
... watch the football games off of the HD channels on Satellite. Is the bug you all are talking about a problem for that, or do I need to get some tech info regarding his satellite box for you to answer that?
The problem is for any 480i/480p source. If your dad watches HD football (HD from satellite/cable/OTA) then the problem according to OP is almost nondetectable. If you watch standard definition (SD) stuff or movies off a non-upconverting DVD player, you/your dad will notice the blurring/ghosting.
You do know that not all satellite channels are HD, right? Also, even those channels that broadcast in HD, only do so for certain shows/events. For example, some football games are in HD, some are not. Granted, in a few years, more than not, a lot more content will be broadcast in HD. Almost all Saturday college football and Sunday NFL on network TV is in HD. I'm pretty sure that not all of ESPN game plan is HD. I'm not sure if DirecTV NFL Sunday is or not - while the local channels are, NFL Sunday brings in feeds from other cities, but the feeds could be SD. Anyone with HD DirecTV and NFL Sunday wish to comment?
All in all, what I'm trying to say is that there is a difference between HD and digital. Satellite is digital, so you get good, clear resolution of SD content, but HD is like satellite or DVD content on steroids. You get enhanced digital content with HD. Hence, 480p < 720p < 1080p with 720p and 1080p being considered HD.