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who says no 1080P broadcasts soon?


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#26 OFFLINE   soloredd

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Posted 15 December 2007 - 12:32 PM

Blah.

Good luck to these people staying afloat. HD customers in the overall picture account for very little. Those who are coming into HD see a huge difference from SD to HD but to expect them to then go from 720p/1080i to 1080p and find it worth it?? HA!

1080p should have been started from the get-go. In my opinion, it's too late to start pushing it out now. The next gen of high-definition programming will come along.

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#27 OFFLINE   Stewart Vernon

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Posted 15 December 2007 - 02:25 PM

1080p should have been started from the get-go. In my opinion, it's too late to start pushing it out now. The next gen of high-definition programming will come along.


I agree with you on that point. I wish the OTA folks had gotten together and with the frequency changes and all with some of the spectrum being sold in a couple of years.. I wish that they had also taken the opportunity to re-define the channel bandwidth for digital OTA, so that in 2009 they could switchover and have more bandwidth per channel to be able to broadcast 1080p at 60 fps if needed.

It's also a shame, but nothing we can do about it at this point... that MPEG2 is locked into ATSC because with MPEG4 OTA could perhaps squeeze more in there too... but so many people would be stuck with non-MPEG4 HDTVs with built-in tuners that it would be a nightmare. So while satellite and cable can shift to MPEG4 for better bandwidth usage, OTA will be stuck with MPEG2 for the long haul.

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