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Steeljag

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HD at the house is the best on our 55" Sony ! Sports / movies / any outdoor channel are perfect ! In the TT we have digital reception picked up by the batwing. When we're camping we really don't watch allot of TV so digital works fine for us.


However, if there is a big game or race........and the neighbor is watching outside on his / her big screen, I want it to be in HD.........so don't be cheap........spend the $$$............so I can wonder over with a few beers and my chair to enjoy it !


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Steeljag wrote:

HD at the house is the best on our 55" Sony ! Sports / movies / any outdoor channel are perfect ! In the TT we have digital reception picked up by the batwing. When we're camping we really don't watch allot of TV so digital works fine for us.


However, if there is a big game or race........and the neighbor is watching outside on his / her big screen, I want it to be in HD.........so don't be cheap........spend the $$$............so I can wonder over with a few beers and my chair to enjoy it !


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Yep!! As a retired Broadcast Television engineer it took a lot of money and hard work to convert everything to Hi Def. I love it!!!


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rgatijnet1 wrote:

HD is not that important but some of the channels that I get, that are ONLY broadcast in HD with DirecTV, are important to me.

even if its broadcast in HD u can still receive the channel

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DOCj says:
--HD signals are broadcast in 16:9 format compared to the 4:3 format of SD. Therefore, watching SD TV on an HD set will mean seeing lots of black borders.

Not true all u do is ajust the aspect ratio and you can have full screen on most channels.It does depend on how its broadcast.

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And soon 1080 will be edged out by 4k - four times the pixels of 1080 or so I've heard.


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Boonedocks wrote:

Jack_Diane_Freedom wrote:

I no longer have HD eyes so SD is fine.


Actually, I would think that as your eyes weaken, the more valuable HD is with its much higher resolution.


all that means is us old fogies will see a sharper picture fuzzily.
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A couple of things. First of all, none of these networks are truly broadcasting HD. All of it runs variable compression to something less than HD. The only true HD is off air with an antenna. Even at that, most of the stations are renting so many subchannels that they don't really broadcast in true HD either. As far as what the eye can see, one may not see the higher resolution, but typically your eye detects much better contrast and depth of field from viewing in 1080P.
The other thing to consider is how good your tv upconverts, as that will have a significant effect on how good standard definition looks. I've discovered my old Hitachi plasma upconverts extremely well. I often watch stuff on YouTube from the HDMI output on my laptop. I have been amazed at how much better it looks on the TV than on my laptop screen. Things that blur together on the laptop look clear on the TV. I've since bought a second TV and boy is it disappointing compared to the Hitachi.


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HD is only as important as your wants. You will get the news and NASCAR without HD. You will get it clearer with HD.

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rgatijnet1 wrote:

HD is not that important but some of the channels that I get, that are ONLY broadcast in HD with DirecTV, are important to me.

they can be broadscast in HD and received on your regular receiver but wont be HD is all.its not like you cant view the channel

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