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|Would you say 480p looks better then 1080i?|
|Originally posted by Hughmc|
calinb: nice article, nice proposal but 1080I is not 540I nor will it ever be. I understand what the article is trying to say but to compare is really erroneous because they are two different formats. I have a 50in sony lcd. its native format is 788p. Beyond a reasonable doubt any programs that are in 1080i have a noticeably better picture. Shows like Leno and sports like NHL hockey that I have watched on HD net look superior to NHL hockey on espn in 720p. This is not just my opinion as I have had dozens of people who are impartial not techies but who love hockey etc, and they even notice the 1080i picture being better.
|Originally posted by dfiler|
Some people have perfect pitch, able to discern the wavelength of a sound to unbelievable resolution.
Some people can look at skyscraper and tell you how many stories there are within a half second.
Some people can look at a color and give you it's exact RGB values while depending on ethnicity, others have a 33% chance of being color blind.
Some people can play a song back perfectly after hearing it only one time.
Some people can tell you the temperature, accurate to .5 degree F.
Human brains recalibrate themselves to make better use the spectral spread of ambient lighting.
Human brains will recalibrate themselves over time to account for increases or decreases in the 'noise floor' in the nervous system.
Brains will also fill in the blank spots created by defects in the retina. (Mappings of these from an optomotrist visit are quite fascinating)
Women have better color perceptions while men have better spatial perception.
Women hear better at higher frequencies then men.
Different races have different types of color blindness.
... and on and on ...
The point is that differences between viewers far outweigh differences between 720p and 1080i.
All this talk of field rates and resolution is completely useless without also figuring in sensory and neural differences.
|Originally posted by maximum360|
Nevertheless, I'll say to avoid all the bickering just hold out for a 1080p set if you have the cash.
|Originally posted by levik1832|
Allow me to complicate this argument a bit more.
People should also keep in mind what the output on their cable or sat decoder (if applicable) is set at. Case in point, I was watching football this past sunday on a Sony GWIII 50in over a cable HD feed. The GWIII has a 788p native resolution so there is some additional scaling no matter what signal is fed to the tele. However, when setting the box at 1080i output, the game on CBS (1080i feed), looked awesome, and the fox game (720p feed), while looking really good, was not as sharp as the CBS game. Switching the decoder box to output 720p resulted in the opposite (Fox looking great, CBS looking really good but not as great). This is obviously nothing new to veterans of this forum, but for the noobs, any time you introduce an extra step of scaling or conversion will result in a slightly degraded picture. Make sure you know what feed the station you are watching is outputting (1080i or 720p) and what your decoder box is outputting before you make any judgments on what resolution "looks better." I was watching the games off a comcast box and by default, it comes set at 1080i. If one were watching Fox's HD broadcast on a DLP or non-sony LCD tv (i.e., 720p native res) at default configuration with the cable box, one would actually see the 720p signal upconverted to 1080i in the cable box, then down converted by the television to the native resolution. 2 steps of scaling with hurt any picture and might leave a viewer thinking that 1080i, since it was only scaled once (in default config) is better when a 720p signal on that kind of television should look better. This kind of stuff can make even decently education shoppers go cross-eyed and it's no wonder why the transition to HDTV will take much longer than expected.
|Originally posted by NVboy|
I'm all for 1080p, but how will (already) crappy SD look on it?