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480p--what's the point

Discussion in 'DIRECTV HD DVR/Receiver Discussion' started by mashandhogan, Jan 30, 2011.

  1. mashandhogan

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    Why do we have a 480p option on our DVRs. There are no native 480p programs and only a handful of early tvs have a native of 480p. So, Why do we even have this option??
     
  2. tcusta00

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    If I had to render a guess I'd say it's because...

     
  3. hilmar2k

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    You answered your own question.
     
  4. mashandhogan

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    Modified Question: WHY DO WE NEED THIS NOW??
     
  5. davring

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    Our local PBS broadcasts 480P on some of it's sub channels, looks far better than regular SD.
     
  6. hilmar2k

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    Modified answer: Why do we need to get rid of it? Does it bother you somehow?
     
  7. Nick

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    Why ask why? :shrug:
     
  8. tcusta00

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    My unmodified answer:

     
  9. Herdfan

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    I have one. :shame:

    But not my choice. Wife bought it for the kitchen and it was bought because 1) it was black, 2) it was the "right" height, and 3) all flat TV's looked the same.

    It is a 4:3, but it works where we have it. It will take a 720p signal, but looks better with the 480p signal.
     
  10. mashandhogan

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    Just wanted to know if there were any folks out there with 480p sets
    :nono2: for asking
     
  11. tcusta00

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    You should have asked that, then.
     
  12. xzi

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    I have a Samsung 27" 16:9 CRT EDTV in my bedroom, and the 16:9 setting with 480p looks great on it. Leave my 480p alone! :)
     
  13. litzdog911

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    Yes, I have a Sony CRT TV in my daughter's room that works best at 480p.
     
  14. SWORDFISH

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  15. bobnielsen

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    If the chipset supports it, there is little added cost to offer it.
     
  16. mitchflorida

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    I have a ten-year old Sony large screen 4x3 aspect HDTV and 480p looks the best on that size screen. If I use 1080i, the picture is clearer but really shrinks, leaving much more blank space on the screen.
     
  17. HoTat2

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    I have an H23-600 STB connected by component cables to an old 4:3 20" LCD (800 x 600 res.) for the kitchen and breakfast room area that can accept a maximum input of only 480P. So I locked the receiver's scaler to output just 480P,

    Looks good even though we prefer to crop the HD images to 4:3 on this set instead of letter-boxing them.
     
  18. tunce

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    My first "EDTV" HDTV was a panasonic viera 37" plasma that we purchased on a close out for 1399.00 back in 2002. Which I still have today in the kids toy-room and it works great! It is a great TV it as all the built-in tuners and is 480p Native but will interpolate up to 1080i.
     
  19. JonW

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    I use native mode myself, but if I didn't like how my TV was de-interlacing 480i content, I might try 480p. More options are generally good.
     
  20. hilmar2k

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    You can still use native, just unclick 480i.
     

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