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CStenfors
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FOIS HD TV is 1080i??

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My TV set reports on the FIOS signal (over HDMI) as being 1080 interlaced and I was hoping for 1080 progressive, especially for stuff like football games.

 

Is this something I can change in setup?

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@CStenfors wrote:

My TV set reports on the FIOS signal (over HDMI) as being 1080 interlaced and I was hoping for 1080 progressive, especially for stuff like football games.

 

Is this something I can change in setup?


No. Even if other providers are providing a 1080p connection, they are up scaling the picture. I do not know of anyone broadcasting in 1080p even though they may advertise 1080p. The difference may hardly be noticeable. I believe the new boxes Verizon will be coming out with, will support a 1080p output but there will likely be no programming in 1080p at this time. Perhaps others can provide more input on this subject. I am not an expert on video formats, but know what I have, and what I have read. I have 1080i. BluRay may give you a nice 1080p picture.

 

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@CStenfors wrote:

My TV set reports on the FIOS signal (over HDMI) as being 1080 interlaced and I was hoping for 1080 progressive, especially for stuff like football games.

 

Is this something I can change in setup?


No. Even if other providers are providing a 1080p connection, they are up scaling the picture. I do not know of anyone broadcasting in 1080p even though they may advertise 1080p. The difference may hardly be noticeable. I believe the new boxes Verizon will be coming out with, will support a 1080p output but there will likely be no programming in 1080p at this time. Perhaps others can provide more input on this subject. I am not an expert on video formats, but know what I have, and what I have read. I have 1080i. BluRay may give you a nice 1080p picture.

 

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No networks currently broadcast in 1080p. If you want progressive scan, networks like Fox and ESPN broadcast in 720p.

CStenfors
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So what is the big deal with 120Hz (or even 240Hz) refresh rates if the image is still interlaced?

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@CStenfors wrote:

So what is the big deal with 120Hz (or even 240Hz) refresh rates if the image is still interlaced?


If you have your flat panel hooked up to a PC, it makes for some cool gaming. I have a PC hooked into my 46", but really do not get into games. One of the issues with older flat screen TVs is the refresh rate when playing games. Some game consoles may even show a difference.

 

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Don't get too excited about blu ray 1080p. It's only 24 frames per second.

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@GaryDoug wrote:

Don't get too excited about blu ray 1080p. It's only 24 frames per second.


Which is the same frame rate that a commercial movie (on film) is shot and projected.  Coincidence, I think not Smiley Wink

 

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This link has some good information as to who broadscasts in 720p v. 1080i

 

http://reviews.cnet.com/hdtv-resolution/

 

 

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@pl626 wrote:

This link has some good information as to who broadscasts in 720p v. 1080i

 

http://reviews.cnet.com/hdtv-resolution/

 

 


 

Good find and great info!

 

Thank you.

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Lots of useful information there. Confirms what I've always suspected about why a movie on BluRay looks better on my 32" Panasonic 720p 120HZ set than on my 46" Samsung 1080p 60HZ set. More is not alway better.

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