[mythtv-users] [OT] *Real* High-Def TV!

James Armstrong james at thearmstrongs.org
Sun May 22 01:45:23 UTC 2005

On May 21, 2005, at 4:11 PM, Brad Templeton wrote:

> On Sat, May 21, 2005 at 12:26:35PM -0400, Michael T. Dean wrote:
>> One reason that I haven't yet purchased a high-definition TV is  
>> the fact
>> that TV's being sold today do not fully support the ATSC standard.
>> Whereas the maximum resolution allowable in the ATSC standard is
>> 1920x1080 pixels, today's TV's only support 1280x720 pixels  
>> resolution.
> True, but that's similar to the logic that says you should never buy
> a computer, since if you buy one, it will be obsolete in 2 years when
> something twice as fast and half the price is available.

Actually, that is what you get when you buy the new fangled tv's. My  
3 year old Hitachi HDTV has 1200 lines of resolution. That is why I  
hate these new flatscreen and plasma tv's. They are only 720.

- James 
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