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Old 02-06-06, 12:43 PM
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So what's next in HDTV technology?

What's next with HDTV technology? Does anyone have info on if and when HD is broadcast in 1080p? Any news on anything else?

I'm looking at buying a Sony 60" XBR in the fall, and asked the salesperson what he thought would be coming next in the new model. Besides positioning the speakers underneath the screen (as in the A10), he said not much.

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Old 02-06-06, 02:22 PM
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Plenty of discussion of what's next in the HD forum.

Bluray vs HD-DVD, mostly. Also, 1080p TVs. But most of those aren't ready for primetime. Perhaps next fall's Sony will be. They need to have both 1080p INput and OUTput capability. Most 1080p TVs just have OUTput right now.
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Japan is already working on Ultra High Definition TV

http://www.nytimes.com/2004/06/03/te...rtner=USERLAND
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Old 02-06-06, 04:53 PM
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Originally Posted by PaulNB
What's next with HDTV technology? Does anyone have info on if and when HD is broadcast in 1080p?
No changes to current broadcast standards are in sight. However, 1080i signals can be deinterlaced for 1080p displays the same way that DVDs are deinterlaced for current HDTVs.
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Old 02-07-06, 10:47 AM
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I can't wait to see SED in stores, but I hope someday we get digital projectors with those kind of specs.
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Old 02-07-06, 11:25 AM
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I didn't realize SED included phosphor. That means there will probably be burn-in potential. I can't wait for those arguments.
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Old 02-07-06, 12:57 PM
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I'd like to see broadcasters make better use of their subchannels. For example, for sports, if there are regional broadcasts, show the alternate game on a subchannel.
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Old 02-07-06, 01:33 PM
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I'd like to see broadcasters make better use of their subchannels. For example, for sports, if there are regional broadcasts, show the alternate game on a subchannel.

Ironically, this announcement is made today:
http://biz.yahoo.com/prnews/060207/phtu017.html?.v=44


That's exactly the kind of thing I'm talking about. Weather on the subchannels is nice, but you only really need one of the locals to do that.

ABC News Now was also nice - gave a 24-hour-news option for those who do not wish to get cable or satellite.
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Old 02-07-06, 01:48 PM
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Originally Posted by Spiky
I didn't realize SED included phosphor. That means there will probably be burn-in potential. I can't wait for those arguments.
Plasmas can burn-in and they still seem to sell like hotcakes.

SED having all the advantages of CRT without all the disadvantages? I'll take it.

One thing that SED will probably still have is a glass screen, which sucks for reflectivity. It's one reason why I like LCD/DLP TVs so much - a matte screen.
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Originally Posted by Red Dog
Ironically, this announcement is made today:
http://biz.yahoo.com/prnews/060207/phtu017.html?.v=44


That's exactly the kind of thing I'm talking about. Weather on the subchannels is nice, but you only really need one of the locals to do that.

ABC News Now was also nice - gave a 24-hour-news option for those who do not wish to get cable or satellite.
HDLite. Sounds like a bad idea to me. 1 HD signal just fits into a 6MHz channel bandwidth. Subchannels steal from that. Unless these are all SD channels.

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We've actually been pretty lucky here in Mpls on this topic. KSTP (ABC) actually turned off their weather channel during the Superbowl to get the best pic, from what I understand. At customer request!

And our PBS channels have set things up beautifully. We have 2 PBS stations. For digital: 1 of them has one HD digital channel, the other has 5 SD digital channels. So they divided that properly to not kill HD bandwidth.
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