@Lucid_Shadow wrote: I juat have to say that the only thing I am disappointed in here in this thread is the complete lack of understanding by most of the posters in regards to the difference between progressive scan and interlaced scan. People trying to compare a true 1080p wth 720p instead of 1080i with 720p, as well as not understanding the fps or the compressions. What we have for the most part are people who see 720 < 1080, ignore the rest and assume they are being ripped off. I'm not here to give a lesson in how these things work, too many of you have failed to do the research yourself, and I refuse to type up an in-depth explanation that will fall on deaf ears because your minds are already made up. I will say, those of you who are claiming that you are seeing a major degredation are most likely suffering from either confirmation bias OR a cheap/budget tv that doesn't have the graphical processing power to upconvert to native resolution.
The problem is the underlying horrible compression and bit-rate, not the resolution and scanning. If you're a compsci person, then you know GIGO (garbage in, garbage out). Doesn't matter how many bits of resolution you have if the underlying picture is inferior. Bigger and higher resolution displays exacerbate the problem.
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