First, I am NOT a comcast/xfinity employee or shill. I have had my problems with them over then years, but usually have issues corrected post-haste.
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. I know I sound like I'm coming off like a jerk, but for the love of all that's holy, please research what you are talking about before spouting off ignorance that only confuses people who run into this thread and get irate because they listened to the drivel you spew. There is a REASON the Xfinity employee keeps "parroting the talking points." ...Because he/she keeps hearing the same illogical arguments from the uninformed.
-Computational Science PhD Student.
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