Originally Posted by klown
Well I hooked it up last night, cable box with HDMI and 50" plasma. Man the shit is sweet!! The HD channels come in 1080i, there is this channel on there called HD theater, man that shit is sweet!! Even the regualr digital channels come in nice.
So far that is the best regular HD tv can do, 1080i. After Feb 09 when stations can drop analog, they will be able to put more money into HD. And I see all channels in HD & 1080p by 2010. Currently your PS3 will show movies & games in 1080p.
Ability of the eye to see 1080p
A person's ability to distinguish small details is described by visual acuity
. When individual pixels are barely resolvable, increased resolution brings little benefit for the viewer unless the viewing distance can be shortened or the display enlarged. Thus for 1080p television
viewing, there is a minimum size to distance ratio to see a significant benefit. The ability of the eye to resolve 1080p content also depends on the amount of contrast in the picture. For optimum viewing, it is recommended to sit back approximately three times the height of the screen.
To distinguish the difference between 1080p and 720p with the human eye with 20/20 vision
and a 50 Inch screen, you need to be sitting within 6 feet of the screen[citation needed
] - approximately half of this recommended distance.