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ESPN HD's Picture quallity issues

Discussion in 'DIRECTV Programming' started by kenkraly2004, Sep 14, 2010.

  1. Nov 8, 2010 #101 of 167
    hdtvfan0001

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    I'm thinking there is some setup differences going on...and will gladly work to resolve those if desired.
     
  2. Nov 8, 2010 #102 of 167
    Richierich

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    ESPN did a Lengthy and Costly Study to Determine which Format, 720P or 1080I, would render the Best Picture Quality for Fast Action Sports and concluded along with ABC that 720P was Better. Then Fox jumped on the Bandwagon.

    720P done Right is every bit or better than 1080I and the Statistics Prove It but I guess you have not read these Statistical References, have you???

    An article referenced by texasmoose.

    http://www.infocellar.com/television/interlace-progressive.htm

    And another Post from texasmoose.

    http://alvyray.com/digitaltv/naming_proposal.htm

    Read these and refute them with Facts and Statistics.
     
  3. Nov 8, 2010 #103 of 167
    BattleScott

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    Very true, and that's what I meant by "for the most part they are small...".

    But my main point is that a GOOD 720p signal is going to look GOOD on your set regardless of whether it's the $5000 sammy processing it or the $200 HD DVR. Likewise, a BAD 720p signal is still going to look BAD either way as well.
     
  4. Nov 8, 2010 #104 of 167
    sigma1914

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    HBO looks like crap a lot of times.
     
  5. Nov 8, 2010 #105 of 167
    hdtvfan0001

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    Very true.
     
  6. Nov 8, 2010 #106 of 167
    Richierich

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    Yes, it is rather Difficult even for an Expensive Scaler to make up for the Deficiences of a Bad Incoming Signal whether it is 720P or 1080I especially if the Bitrate has been decreased.
     
  7. Nov 8, 2010 #107 of 167
    Steve

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    Lower...
    As they say... garbage in, garbage out.
     
  8. Nov 8, 2010 #108 of 167
    Richierich

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    I tend to stay away from GIGO!!! :lol:
     
  9. Nov 8, 2010 #109 of 167
    Steve

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    Lower...
    I try to, but the Mrs. gets mad at me if it piles up! :lol:
     
  10. Nov 8, 2010 #110 of 167
    hdtvfan0001

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    !rolling
     
  11. Nov 8, 2010 #111 of 167
    Hutchinshouse

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    All HD is not created equal. Until stations & broadcasters etc get smacked, this crap will continue. Unfortunately the little HD logo doesn’t mean much to a few stations. My rule is, if the video looks like sh*t, I change the channel. I refuse to watch garbage.. As of late, HD inconsistencies just blow me away. Isn’t there some sort of HD standard one must adhere to? Can stations really offer us crap and slap an HD logo on it? I thought the FCC had to govern this stuff.
     
  12. Nov 8, 2010 #112 of 167
    Richierich

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    Yeah, I know as I just went and got my Empty Garbage Can from the Street.

    Gotta do those Honeydo's!!! :D
     
  13. Nov 8, 2010 #113 of 167
    hdtvfan0001

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    Find any 720p HDTV's out there in the neighbors trash? !rolling
     
  14. Nov 8, 2010 #114 of 167
    Richierich

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    Yes, I threw mine away as well as they look like Garbage and I just bought some 1080I HD Displays that Blow away those 720P Displays and they will only allow me to Tune to 1080I or 1080P Channels!!! :lol:
     
  15. Nov 8, 2010 #115 of 167
    sigma1914

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    Tonight's game looks great. Might be my new plasma. ;)
     
  16. Nov 8, 2010 #116 of 167
    hdtvfan0001

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    That must be it. :D
     
  17. Nov 8, 2010 #117 of 167
    sigma1914

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    :lol:

    Really though, the PQ is excellent.
     
  18. Nov 8, 2010 #118 of 167
    BattleScott

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    They must have switched to 1080i. :rolleyes:
     
  19. Nov 9, 2010 #119 of 167
    Richierich

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    A Great Display with a Great Scaler can make a Difference. Maybe they switched to 1080I just so they could Quiet the Bitchin!!! :D
     
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    Hutchinshouse

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    Perhaps you’re correct, a “Great Display with a Great Scaler” will make a difference. However, it should not be required! Some channels look absolutely beautiful in HD, others look like sh*t. Clearly a “Great Display with a Great Scaler” is not the definitive factor. Does it help? Yup. However, a crystal clear feed from the network/affiliate does far more good than any scaler.
     

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