Huge News! Fox in HD by 2004!!

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  1. Shayne Judge

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    At least they aren't blowing smoke up anyones rumpus...fall of 2004 will take a while to get here. Too bad we can't watch skanky Hotel in HD now though. LOL
     
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    I always wondered why ABC used 720p. How many televisions out there can accept and display native 720p? Also, how many HD receivers can do the same? I have HD through Time Warner cable, whose receiver box only outputs 1080i, so even if my television could display 720p, I don't have a 720p signal to send to it.
     
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    Everyone should use 720p IMHO....let the set top boxes downconvert to 1080i for those of us with 'lesser' displays, but allow the highest quality possible to those who can afford it!
     
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    Uggh, another 720p

    The new sets need to start supporting it natively now that 2 stations are using it

    Translation: 720p is cheaper to buy equipment for
     
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    It probably varies from market to market, but it's been my limited experience that Fox affiliates may not have the same financial resources as other affiliates. While I know there are many high-tech, well-to-do Fox affiliates, I also know a lot of them have weaker broadcast signals and much smaller pockets than the other affiliates.

    While I wish everyone the best, I wonder how long it will actually be before I see Fox in HD in my area. At least this gives me hope.
     
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    I've got a Panasonic RPTV that does both 720P and 1080i. In my opinion, 720p looks smoother when there is a lot of motion (such as sports), but 1080i looks sharper when there is very little movement. For instance, prime time comedy shows look better in 1080i because they don't move around too fast.
     
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    Stupid Dumbass question...

    Does this mean ALL fox shows will be broadcast in HD, or only select ones? Wonder if they'll waste the HD technology on the Fox box?
     
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    I always thought the reason Fox didn't do HD is because all their programming is low-rent reality shows or low-brow comedy and they couldn't afford the HD cams.
     
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    Bruno-- PT56WXF95? I have that one. Great set.



    Best regards,
    ~~Nathan
     
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    I second Neil's dumbass question. I know very little about HD. Do the stations that offer it always broadcast in HD?

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    No, their digital channel will be anything from 480i to 1080p

    All depends on the show
     
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    The HD stations I've seen will upscale SD content to their HD resolution (either 720p or 1080i), which of course doesn't magically make the picture more detailed.

    As for not being able to see the difference, viewing distance is also a factor. But you'd have to be pretty far from a small screen not to notice.

    //Ken
     
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    You know it's gotten high tech when people are talking about a 1080i image being not as good as something else.

    Hey what about non digital cable sports, how do those bad boys look?
     
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    Not sure what you mean. The only way digital cable figures in is that people with cable will probably get HD only if they get "digital" cable. But people can get HD over the air with a plain old analog antenna.

    //Ken
     
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    Does this mean anything about NFL games?????? Probably not until the 2004 season at least...
     

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