If I will mainly be watching sports od my HD set?

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  1. RichLuke

    RichLuke Auditioning

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    Should I buy one now or wait until more sets will display 720P natively?

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  2. Jeff Gatie

    Jeff Gatie Lead Actor

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    Rich,

    I have viewed 720p upconverted to 1080i vs. native 720p and I am hard pressed to see the difference. If you are watching sports exclusively and live in the Boston area, this is the time to get into HDTV. All the stores are pushing it, you can get rebates on your set ($100 at Circuit City) if you sign up for Comcast HD, all of the HD football broadcasts are now available (since Comcast just got the local CBS-HD), we have ESPN-HD and NESN Bruins and Red Sox home games are in HD via INHD2. I would not let lack of true 720p keep you from viewing the beauty of HD sports. More than any other broadcasts, HD really shines with sports!
     
  3. Steve Schaffer

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    I've seen native 720p sports on ABC and ESPN-HD upconverted to 1080i by my stb and native 1080i sports on CBS and HDNet. Haven't seen any appreciable differences.

    Sports in HD, either live or pre-recorded from video (not film) sources is among the best looking HD available, regardless of original scanrate.
     

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