On Thu, Nov 22, 2007 at 01:56:10PM +0200, Füley István wrote: > Hello list, > > I followed the recent messages about the future of VDR with great interest > . > I would like to share my recent experiences about HDTV. As I consider > myself to be open for "new technologies" like HDTV is now, I recently > bought an HDTV receiver. > It doesn't matter who produced it, I think my hardware is an average HDTV > setup for 2007: a DVB-S2, MPEG4, H264 compatible receiver with a 1368x768 > LCD display.
Oops, that's really not so good... one can't comment about HDTV with a resolution which is not full HDTV : 1920x1080... > My first impressions are: yes, it looks better, than SDTV. Some say the > difference is comparable with the B/W - color one, well, I don't think so. > I don't see any reason to watch a news or a serial in HDTV. I think HDTV > would be fine for a couple of premium channels/package, for ex. a movie and > a sport channel, and the rest should remain in SD. Considering the huge > technical investment (20Mbit/sec/channel, high speed dedicated MPEG4 > decoders, which consumes a lot of energy, HDready displays, etc), I'm not > sure it worths to watch a wheater report in HD. > Compared to a well encoded 16:9 SDTV channel (for ex. ZDF), an HDTV picture > does not take my breath away. Give a try to a REAL hdtv and recomment again ;-) HDready displays are only crap from what I had see, one really need a Full HD or there is no "good" reason at all to switch. -- Grégoire FAVRE http://gregoire.favre.googlepages.com http://www.gnupg.org http://picasaweb.google.com/Gregoire.Favre _______________________________________________ vdr mailing list email@example.com http://www.linuxtv.org/cgi-bin/mailman/listinfo/vdr