Adamiscold wrote:Devil505 wrote:Edit: Also, do any any cable companies put out a 1080i video signal? (any benefit for having a 1080i display for watching cable?)
Most of the Blu-ray disc's offer a better picture then what you can get from the cable companies hd channels. That is all due to compression and how it's encoded, Direct TV's HD channels are mostly in Mpeg4 which is better then the cable companies Mpeg2 but not as good as some blu-rays Vc-1 (sp?)
You can't get a 1080i picture or even a dvd's 480p picture without having a tv that has the ability to display those resolutions. Analog tv set's can not do it, they only display 480i.
I notice a big difference in picture quality between broadcast (over the air) TV and Direct TV. The Tonight Show background really pops over the air while not so much on Direct TV, and you are saying cable is worse? Guess i won't go there, better to go get a better antenna