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D10 Satellite - HD Anticipation and other posts

Discussion in 'DIRECTV General Discussion' started by lwilli201, Aug 23, 2007.

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  1. Sep 6, 2007 #581 of 8833
    rpfotog

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    I have no first hand knowledge here, but I'm thinking that Hogan's Heroes, like most tv shows of that era, was shot on 16mm film, not 35.
     
  2. Sep 6, 2007 #582 of 8833
    smiddy

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    I had wondered about that, thanks for clearing that up. I would suspect then, when we all have to go to 16:9 screens, that the dead space will go away...
     
  3. Sep 6, 2007 #583 of 8833
    Jeremy W

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    There is no 16:9 mandate, just ATSC.
     
  4. Sep 6, 2007 #584 of 8833
    smiddy

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    I suppose I'll have to read the ATSC docs on the aspect ratios. Bad assumption on my part...

    Aren't there 18 different ATSC signals? Most HD (what I suppose is considered HD) are 16:9, correct? Is anyone going to transmit 4:3? It is possible I suppose, but is it practical? Interesting, I hadn't considered 4:3 Digital TVs, but are there manufacturers making them? A big humm to me!
     
  5. Sep 6, 2007 #585 of 8833
    Ken984

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    Bossier...
    There are a few 4:3 hdtv's or there were in years past, now with tubes going away for good almost all tvs will be 16:9. I am sure there are still a few psychotic holdouts screaming about "full screen" for dvds because they want all of the picture.
     
  6. Sep 6, 2007 #586 of 8833
    Jeremy W

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    Something like that, I believe.
    All HD is 16:9. The signal may include pillar bars, but the receiving device will always see it as 16:9.
    Smaller broadcasters, as well as the vast majority of subchannels.
    Every TV is required to have an ATSC tuner, including 4:3 TVs.
     
  7. Sep 6, 2007 #587 of 8833
    lwilli201

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    There are many digital 4:3 TV's on the market. This page on Walmart website has a bunch. Only one widescreen tv, but it is not HD. They are standard definition digital TV's.

    http://www.walmart.com/catalog/catalog.do?cat=533404
     
  8. Sep 6, 2007 #588 of 8833
    buckeyeb

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    I know this is a little off topic, but digital does not mean HD. I have heard many people assume that the 2009 mandate will mean that all broadcasts are in HD and that is not true!!!!
     
  9. Sep 6, 2007 #589 of 8833
    hdtvfan0001

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    You are correct.

    That said, of those stations going digital, which ones have not gone HD? :confused:
     
  10. Sep 6, 2007 #590 of 8833
    smiddy

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    Yep, those are digital tuners, but perhaps not an ATSC signal tuner (just to clarify digital from my previous post, I was meaning ATSC signal tuners). Those are 4:3 sets for sure, but perhaps not ATSC capable (NTSC tuners can be digital signal processing).

    I had assumed we'd all have to go to HD, but it is ATSC we have to go to, which does encompass some 4:3 signals, according to the ATSC standard docs.
     
  11. Sep 6, 2007 #591 of 8833
    Jeremy W

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    Digital = ATSC. Always.
     
  12. Sep 6, 2007 #592 of 8833
    vertigo235

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    ATSC is OTA

    NTSC is Cable

    NTSC can be digital...
     
  13. Sep 6, 2007 #593 of 8833
    Sirshagg

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    NTSC is OTA too (or am I out to lunch?)
     
  14. Sep 6, 2007 #594 of 8833
    Smthkd

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    ATSC is Digital OTA

    NTSC is Analog OTA and Analog Cable.
     
  15. Sep 6, 2007 #595 of 8833
    bbaleno

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    at first I though, good point.

    then I realized that most OTA I get use the bandwidth to broadcast non hd sub channels.

    ch 44 in boston does
    44-1 simulcast
    44-2 pbs world
    44-3 create
    44-4 HD
    and others do this as well
     
  16. Sep 6, 2007 #596 of 8833
    vertigo235

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    I think NTSC analog is OTA, yeah, but digital is ATSC.

    I'm not an expert :)
     
  17. Sep 6, 2007 #597 of 8833
    Jeremy W

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    :confused:

    NTSC is analog OTA. It is also analog cable. It is never digital. ATSC is only transmitted OTA, and it is always digital.
     
  18. Sep 6, 2007 #598 of 8833
    smiddy

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    Nope, you're not out to lunch.:grin:
     
  19. Sep 6, 2007 #599 of 8833
    smiddy

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    You can have a digital tuner that receives analog signal.
     
  20. Sep 6, 2007 #600 of 8833
    Smthkd

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    Not exactly, ATSC is strictly for digital! If your tuner accepts analog it also has a NTSC tuner in it unless the unit is a hybrid of both technology!
     
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