SD Channels on a HDTV

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SD Channels on a HDTV

Maybe this has been brought up before, but is there a good reason to watch SD channels on a HDTV?

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NorthLineTony wrote:

Maybe this has been brought up before, but is there a good reason to watch SD channels on a HDTV?


Only if there is no HD version (ie: WE-TV, BBCAmerica, etc.)  Smiley Mad

 

Or if watching an HD stream messes with your recording schedule and/or it upsets your spouses viewing habits.  Smiley Very Happy

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NorthLineTony wrote:

Maybe this has been brought up before, but is there a good reason to watch SD channels on a HDTV?


Because they are there.  It is like asking why people still have DVD players or watch DVD's on their Blu-Ray player.  Even worst, why people still have VHS & Beta recorders.  There are even those out there in a small clique that still use <gasp> Laser disc players.

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When you are recording HD and have used all the allotted streams.  have to watch SD a few times at home because of conflicts.

 

 

Nothing wrong with Laser Disks, I wish there were still around.  Great picture and sound.

Beta was better than VHS and if the adult entertainment industry had been allowed by Sony to use Beta they would have won the battle between VHS.

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I agree the stream count is the key reason.  Now, do we still watch SD shows on our one and only HD set?  Yes.  The wife's old habits. Smiley Happy

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Maybe in the future there will be TV's with  all HD channels.

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Yes, if the channel upconverts SD content to stretch-o-vision choose the SD version.

 

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ethanedwards wrote:

Yes, if the channel upconverts SD content to stretch-o-vision choose the SD version.

 


ITA!  I HATE stretch-o-vision! 

 

I don't need to see everyone morphed into short and fat.

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skeeterintexas wrote:

ethanedwards wrote:

Yes, if the channel upconverts SD content to stretch-o-vision choose the SD version.

 


ITA!  I HATE stretch-o-vision! 

 

I don't need to see everyone morphed into short and fat.


Hey, I resemble that statement. Smiley Surprised

 Maybe my life is being shown in stretch-o-vision.

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Because SD content takes a lot less room on the DVR hard drive than HD content.  2 Mbps vs 6 Mbps equals 3 times the recording space for SD content vs HD.

 

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The actual reason is you CAN watch SD on hdtv's . You can not view HD stream on SD tv's. With so many SD TV's on the market it makes it hard for providers to get the rights from the Federal gov. That controls the amount a company can send out. Most programs shown on HD frequiency is actually just enhanced and upscaled SD.
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I'm not sure what you mean when you say, "You can not view HD streams on SD tv's"? I watch the HD channels/streams on my SD CRT 32" TV in my basement all the time. Of course it's not in HD just like watching a SD channel/stream on a HDTV wouldn't be HD.

 

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You can watch hd on SD tv's & ED tv's. It would just look like you are watching a dvd on the tv, if hooked up via component or s-video.
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