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Discussion in 'Blu-ray & DVD Players & Recorders' started by Rasczak, Aug 7, 2003.

  1. Rasczak

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    Whilst not exactly 'breaking news' it does look as though the wheels are starting to roll on European HDTV.

    http://www.whatvideotv.com/news/fra...atvideotv.com/cgi-bin/displaynews.php?id=4500
    (Hope the link works - if it doesn't goto the Electronic News Page)

    Of specific interest is:
    Can't come a moment to soon in my book.
     
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    Hi,

    Rasczak, to a complete novice what are the benefits of HDTV? Could you give some Pixel resolutions or something that can be a meaningful comparison. Is it only for satellite broadcasting or will DVD's be in HDTV format soon?


    Thanks in advance

    Mel
     
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    sparky bun

    HDTV resolution is 1920 x 1080 known as 1080i or 1080p depending on whether the signal is interlaced or progressive scan. There is also a semi high def res of 1280 x 720. (720i or 720p)

    It will be satellite or internet download only at the moment as DVD cannot hold enough data - high def will probably need 5 times as much data as it has 5 times the resolution of PAL anamorphic widescreen - 720x576.

    That would give you only 48min on a dual layer DVD.

    Blue ray or Holographic disc will remove this obstacle with their much increased capacities.

    Cheers,
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  4. Rasczak

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    Well as Calscot posted higher resolution. For home cinema users it should be a greatly improved picture - especially for projector and large screen users.

    We will probably see High Definition DVDs marketed on BluRay disks. I think it is very unlikely that it will become the defacto standard as many programmes will not benefit but we may see special HD-DVDs take the market currently held by Superbit DVDs.
     
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    For recording HDTV you'll want a JVC D-Theater D-VHS deck, it's the only thing I know of that can record HD, other than a PC.
     
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    Hi all,

    Thanks for a very succinct and informative answer. Yes I can see what a dramatic increase in resolution and therefore better picture it will give. Does this then mean better plasma screens/televisions to handle the increased resolution?

    cheers

    Mel
     
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    Yes, you will be able to buy HDTVs.
     
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    Hi,

    Samsung have recently demonstrated a 70" 1920x1080 resolution plasma. Mmm...can't wait! :smoke:

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    Sport is one of the types of programs that will improve the most, for example, on wide shots, football players faces, instead of just being a smudge, might actually be almost recognisable.

    Cheers,
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