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My first -- and last -- impression of 1080P on DirecTV

Discussion in 'DIRECTV Programming' started by MRinDenver, Jan 3, 2011.

  1. Jan 4, 2011 #61 of 104
    Jason Whiddon

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    Well, and some of that falls on the Director. You learn that when watching stuff on a calibrated display. So choices, especially excessive grain, are annoying. Anyone see Green Zone? The fake, added grain, was HORRIBLE.
     
  2. Jan 5, 2011 #62 of 104
    Richierich

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    I just saw Wallstreet in HDX on VUDU and the PQ and AQ was Awesome and I don't even have my LG BD590 hooked up with lossless Audio but the PQ just Blew me and my wife away!!!
     
  3. Jan 5, 2011 #63 of 104
    Jason Whiddon

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    The streaming version actually has a little better audio than DD 5.1, I think it's DD EX IIRC. Vudu HDX is the future of 1080p streaming IMO, they got something good. I just read this AM that Vudu is adding 3D now :)
     
  4. Feb 21, 2013 #64 of 104
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    I just watched Argo on Directv PPV last night (2/20/13), and the video was acceptable (not Blu-ray quality, but watchable & I'm fairly picky). Audio OTOH was awful. Not up to DVD standards - really poor separation. Won't watch another PPV on Directv. Especially disappointing in that I find the regular 5.1 Audio on Directv local and premium channels to be quite good.
     
  5. Feb 23, 2013 #65 of 104
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    ive never seen 1080p but im not overwhelmed with my blu ray player either. Of course when hd was first coming out and I was listening to sports talk radio a lot in those days they would always talk on air about how great hd was and go on and on about it so I finally got to a dealer to check it out and I was a bit let down I was like ok it is a bit nicer but not like the way these guys on the radio were going on about it....most people I know agree hd is nicer than standard def picture but it's not like going to color from black and white pic its a bit sharper picture but its nothing to wet your pants over.
     
  6. Feb 23, 2013 #66 of 104
    MysteryMan

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    I'm confused by your post. In your opening statement you say you've never seen 1080p and are not overwhelmed with your Blu-ray player. That's like saying I've never experienced climate control and am not impressed with my air conditioner. Care to elaborate?
     
  7. Feb 23, 2013 #67 of 104
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    Huh?

    You sure you have HD?
     
  8. Feb 23, 2013 #68 of 104
    dennisj00

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    We have a friend who complained that their new tv wasn't any better . . . until she got new glasses! Seriously!
     
  9. Feb 23, 2013 #69 of 104
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    I think the poster means he'd never seen a DIRECTV 1080p PPV, but since he's not impressed with the 1080p playback content from his BD player which is much of better PQ than DIRECTV's (or any broadcaster for that matter) of course, its obvious then he wouldn't care for any of DIRECTV's 1080p PPV programming quality.
     
  10. Feb 23, 2013 #70 of 104
    MysteryMan

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    That's why I asked him to elaborate.
     
  11. Feb 23, 2013 #71 of 104
    elaclair

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    You're almost right. There is one other small change. Yes most modern sets de-interlace the picture anyway. But there is also the 24fps aspect....it removes the 3/2 pulldown that CAN introduce picture jitter in some scenes. Depending on the scene it can be completely invisible, or there just enough that you'd only notice if it were gone.
     
  12. Feb 23, 2013 #72 of 104
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    Yeah, saying it doesn't have special effects is a bit odd.
     
  13. Feb 23, 2013 #73 of 104
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    Yes, but even here unless you have a plasma, 120/240 Hz LCD, or maybe 48, 72, 96 Hz, etc. tube type HDTVs TVs that use screen refresh rates which are multiples of the 24 Hz film rate, its useless to you.

    Most HDTVs in use today are of the 60 Hz refresh rate LCD panels that while many are certainly capable of receiving a 1080p@24 Hz format signal, must add in a 3/2 pull-down frame sequence to display it thereby effectively defeating the entire purpose of sending the signal in a native 24 Hz frame rate to begin with.

    Also flat panel HDTVs are progressive scan of course and contain 3/2 pull-down detection circuitry anyway to remove redundant fields or frames from film based programs to derive the original 24 Hz frame rate.
     
  14. Feb 23, 2013 #74 of 104
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    never saw directv 1080p have seen blu ray....not impressed....clear?
     
  15. Feb 23, 2013 #75 of 104
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    Seriously? No offense, but are you old?
     
  16. Feb 23, 2013 #76 of 104
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    Im 47 i dont think thats old, but certainly im not young. When my mother get a 720 Hd set and she had the hd channel and sd channel in her line-up I could not tell the difference between the 2 so when I get hd tv's I got 1080 sets cause to me the 720's are worthless. At least with the the 1080 there is a slight difference. My eyesight is perfect I have never had glasses or contacts in fact my last eye test the doctor said I have better than 20/20 eyesight more than likely.
     
  17. Feb 24, 2013 #77 of 104
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    There is a noticeable difference between 480i and 480p. Upscale to 720p, 1080i, or 1080p and there's a significant difference. Perhaps your TV needs calibrating.
     
  18. Feb 24, 2013 #78 of 104
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    My parents had both the HD and SD channels in their line-up too and there was no difference. That is because they were not using the composite video connection :D My nephew switched it to HDMI, and there is a world of difference.:sure:

    I am 60, nearsighted, and have cataracts,and even I can tell the difference between 480i and 720P. Even on my 55" Panasonic plasma, I really cannot tell the difference between 720P and 1080i.
     
  19. Feb 24, 2013 #79 of 104
    ken100

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    well i dont know what connector they were using, but i use hdmi. and ive heard others (co-workers) say similar comments as i have mentioned. one younger one told me just a few weeks ago when we were talking about hd that she could not tell the difference between hi def channels and non hi def channels but her husband can. i will say i can notice the difference more since i switched to directv than when i had dish but its not a huge knock me over with a stick difference. and i dont know why any of my tv's would need to be calibrated they were bought brand new when i bought my current home less than 2 years ago and it was like this when they were brand new out of the box and i notice this when at other peoples homes watching their hd sets. im just not easily impressed by technology i guess.
     
  20. Feb 24, 2013 #80 of 104
    MysteryMan

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    Most TV's are factory set to look good in showroom floors and need to be calibrated for home viewing. Calibration fine tunes the TV's black level, white level, sharpness, color temperture, ect. for optimum home viewing.
     

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