|Originally posted by AMorrison|
It's a shame that they perpetuate inaccuracies (e.g. Good Morning Miami is HD)
|"For those of you are really technically inclined, think about this: movies and many primetime shows that are produced on film are made with only 24 pictures per second, so 1080i actually becomes progressive scan when film-based material is being broadcast!"|
|Originally posted by tonyb100|
actually if they say that 1080i becomes progressive that is more then splitting a hair.
|Originally posted by trbarry|
This would be quite true if:
1) All HDTV's capable of displaying 1080p would do 3:2 pulldown removal (most probably will), and
2) The broadcasters didn't first filter the heck out of the video because they expect it to be viewed at 1080i. It is too bad they didn't plan more for this and say the stupid STB's and TV's should do that at home. Then you could choose not to do it if you had good equipment. If they could even agree on a more exact standard for interlaced filtering then they could probably make it somewhat reversible in a good STB or scaler.
|Originally posted by S. A. Moore|
If an HDTV set converts to progressive internally, then that statement
is correct. I agree that they are assuming a lot, but how many sets
actually scan right to the screen in interlaced ? My set certainly does not,
and I would guess that any set with various aspect modes does not,
for the simple reason that it is probally cheaper now to store and digitally
process a frame than to try to mess with the scan lines.