dawggpie said:great show. I only recently got into it after I bought the season 1 DVD for my mom this past xmas. I've been addicted since =) Gotta catch up on seasons 2 and 3 soon.
Up until tonight's episode I couldn't stand Cloe, but she finally manned up and earned my respect tonight hehe
I was thinking the same thing as well when the idiot president couldn't make a freakin' decision.sgvnsxrated said:love it.. jack bauer should be president!
MiamieNeSeX said:Why, if the anounce right before the show begins about it being in HD, do they only transmit in 720i as opposed to 1080i? Or does that have to do with the local station that is doing the broadcasting?
There is no 720i HD, only 720p which is much higher quality than 1080i. Many tv's do not do 720p in which case 1080i is the best (same as 540p but prone to jaggies and crawlies).
caz-nsx said:Most broadcasts are in 720p because they use less bandwidth than 1080i. 1080i is true HD. 1080 lines is obviously higher than 720. The only difference is progressive scan versus interlaced scan. Most people prefer a 480p signal over a 480i signal. So in that case you would assume that progressive is better than interlaced. But when you increase the resolution the scan is less of a factor. Either way 720p or 1080i looks great on a nice display.
A DVD is 500 lines, I believe, double that of analog, 240 lines. Double the quality of a DVD and you get HDTV. No wonder it looks so good.