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#1 OFFLINE   seern

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Posted 09 September 2010 - 11:12 AM

Yesterday I received this slickly made booklet that is titles "Discover Your Free DirecTV Features". In there they touted 1080i and I am quoting "...the same stunning quality as Blu-ray." Now, I know that 1080p looks better then 1080i, but same stunning quality as Blu-ray. The band width needed to transmit the Blu-ray bit rate would eat a lot of available channels.

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Posted 09 September 2010 - 11:20 AM

Something is wrong with your TV if 1080i looks better than 1080p. :)
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Posted 09 September 2010 - 11:33 AM

Something is wrong with your TV if 1080i looks better than 1080p. :)


Maybe I should put "in theory". You are right it is very had to tell much difference by looking. The point was even 1080p is no where near Blu-ray as D* was trying to imply.

Edited by seern, 09 September 2010 - 11:48 AM.

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Posted 09 September 2010 - 11:37 AM

Maybe I should put "in theory". You are right it is very had to tell much difference by looking. The point was even 1080i is no where near Blu-ray as D* was trying to imply.


1080i < 1080p. Regardless, DirecTV claims that their offerings in 1080p rival blu-ray, not what they offer in 1080i. Either way, their wrong. There is more to it than resolution...bit rate being one key factor.
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Posted 09 September 2010 - 11:48 AM

Typo up there which is edited. Why I hit i instead of p and the other way round is anyone's guess. Still, D* is getting a little over board to claim that its 1080p is a good as Blu-ray.

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Posted 09 September 2010 - 12:09 PM

Maybe I should put "in theory". You are right it is very had to tell much difference by looking. The point was even 1080p is no where near Blu-ray as D* was trying to imply.


I can tell a difference for sure. 1080p is much smoother than 1080i. You're right, 1080p isn't "near" Blu-Ray, it is Blu-Ray quality.
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Posted 09 September 2010 - 12:26 PM

I can tell a difference for sure. 1080p is much smoother than 1080i. You're right, 1080p isn't "near" Blu-Ray, it is Blu-Ray quality.


Directv's 1080p isn't as good as BluRay 1080p. Like Hoosier 205 said, bitrate affects picture quality and Directv doesn't have the same bitrate as BluRay.

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Posted 09 September 2010 - 12:37 PM

Directv's 1080p isn't as good as BluRay 1080p. Like Hoosier 205 said, bitrate affects picture quality and Directv doesn't have the same bitrate as BluRay.


They also don't offer the same lossless high definition audio formats as Blu-Ray as well. No Dolby TrueHD or DTS-HD Master Audio.

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Posted 09 September 2010 - 12:43 PM

Something is wrong with your TV if 1080i looks better than 1080p. :)

...as would also be the case in reverse. :D
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Posted 09 September 2010 - 01:38 PM

I can tell a difference for sure. 1080p is much smoother than 1080i. You're right, 1080p isn't "near" Blu-Ray, it is Blu-Ray quality.



Perhaps as an average you're correct.

I do kind of understand what you’re saying. DIRECTV 1080P is as good as a poorly produced blu-ray with low bitrate. I have a few blu-rays with low bitrate. Very easy to spot video quality deficiencies. However, I’ll put my best blu-ray disc up against DIRECTV’s best 1080P, blu-ray wins every time.

If all blu-rays were manufactured to the upper end of their specification, DIRECTV would get smoked every time.

Unfortunately, many companies cut corners with blu-ray technology. If a blu-ray gets poor quality reviews, I won’t buy it.

The blu-ray manufacturers rammed blu-ray's capacity down our throats. (Sound familiar?:lol:) Not many manufacturers utilize blu-ray's true potential.

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Posted 09 September 2010 - 05:19 PM

Something is wrong with your TV if 1080i looks better than 1080p. :)


Unless your TV doesn't support 1080p.

I don't really think DirecTVs 1080p looks that good. It's okay but I wouldn't say it looks better than their 1080i broadcasts, it looks about the same.




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