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Old 11-27-2006, 07:03 PM   #1
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Default Specific Blu Ray ? (1080i v 1080p)

Hi - I have a very specific question for very specific circumstances please. I want to hear from people who have a 1080i/p monitor with a Blu Ray DVD player sending a 1080p signal to the monitor & Cable/Satellite sending 1080i to the same monitor. When you watch some of your favorite movies (that you know really well) how much different do they look from when you saw them on broadcast HD(1080i connection) compared to your Blu Ray (1080p) connection? If better - in what ways? Also, I would like to know what size monitor you are basing your comparisons on. PLEASE do not post unless you have first hand knowledge re: this specific question, thanks for your time & reviews! Deca
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Old 11-27-2006, 07:14 PM   #2
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Very noticeable difference for me. I have Dish. AFAIK DirectTV is no beter. Anyway, the issue isn't that much of 1080i vs. 1080p as the compression related artifacts and PQ loss. So, BD movies are mucho better. In detail, in colors and so on. Dish wasn't this bad back in Feb 06 when they switched to mpeg4. But in 3-4 months they've added lots of HD chanels and now it sux. Especially compared to hidef dvds. Still beats watching SD, but overall hidef dvds are a lot better.
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Old 11-27-2006, 08:03 PM   #3
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Unfortunately the truth is a lot uglier.

Dish did not introduce MPEG4 as they promised. Instead, they put MPEG4 flags at the beginning of broadcasts so people who do not own their latest and most expensive equipment won't be able to watch the new channels, although they have no MPEG4 content.

Then they did away with true HD and introduced HD Lite on all Voom channels. This is a dirty form of HD where they subtract so many lines of horizontal resolution. 16 out of the 23 HD channels have this xxxx.
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