[mythtv-users] HDTV With Motion Not Smooth

Michael Haan michael.haan at gmail.com
Thu Dec 29 15:29:22 EST 2005

On 12/29/05, Michael T. Dean <mtdean at thirdcontact.com> wrote:
> Michael Haan wrote:
> > So, Iknow it's somewhat subjective, but watching Lost, the motion
> > seems to be fine.  I'm wondering if 720p vs 1080i might me the issue.
> > Does anyone know what Lost is broadcast in, vs My Name is Earl?
> Lost is on ABC and ABC is 720p.  My Name is Earl is on NBC and NBC is
> 1080i.
> TTBOMK, it can be broken down as:
> ABC/Fox = 720p
> CBS/NBC/PBS/UPN*/WB = 1080i
> *at least those UPN stations owned by CBS (don't know about the other
> UPN stations, but some may be in 720p)
> Also, all cable/satellite premium networks (HBO, Showtime, Discovery HD,
> HDNet, HDNet Movies, INHD) use 1080i for movies/special programs
> (because it's better for "not fast"-moving scenes).  ESPN HD (which,
> like ABC, is owned by Disney) uses 720p (because it's better for
> fast-moving scenes as exist in sports).  Strangely enough, NBA TV uses
> 1080i (maybe they have the players run slowly :).
> Mike
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Ok, so maybe that is the reason for jerky motion playback on MNiE vs smooth
on Lost.  Now, if so, how do I fix it?
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