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Really quick Q: Which channels broadcast in which format?

Discussion in 'TV Shows' started by Je-P, Mar 13, 2004.

  1. Je-P

    Je-P Well-Known Member

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    Just a quick question on which network channels broadcast in 720p and which ones do in 1080i. Reason being I bought a HDTV tuner, hooked it up and turned to ABC (Dr. Dolittle). Compared screens vs. regular TV and wasn't blown away like I thought I was going to be. Then I think I read that ABC broadcasts in 720p and my Rear Projection doesn't do 720p, so maybe it's a poor upconversion. So if anyone would be so kind as to list the network channels and their HD formats, I'd appreciate it.
     
  2. Patrick Sun

    Patrick Sun Moderator
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    The Mouse does 720p (ABC and ESPN HD), Fox does 480p (at best), and the rest are 1080i (as far I know): NBC, WB, CBS, UPN. Not sure about PBS.
     
  3. Grady Hollums

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    My PBS is in full 1080i. and very rarely, but every now and then 5.1 surround, heh

    FOX just bought a bunch of HD encoders, for much more HD programing, but I am not sure if they will go for 1080i or 720p.
     
  4. Hanson

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    Word on the street is that Fox is going with 720p.
     

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