Originally Posted by GQB
As far as I know, all broadcast is 720p or 1080i.
Frankly don't know if Blu-Ray or HD-DVD release are currently 1080p.
Only a small fraction of Blu-Ray or HD-DVD is anything less than 1080p. There are some exceptions.
But I have no ego invested in being wrong about the amount of 1080p content.
There is no 'wow' factor between 1080i and 1080p. I've seen both on good systems.
You previously said it didn't exist, but then you say you've compared them?
Some displays have deinterlacers, but many don't. I think that's a big factor. The size of the set does make a difference too.
Its not what will drive the market.... HD is barely doing that on its own.
Yes and no. It's growing, it's just that the cost needed to come down. The projections are a third of US homes will have an HDTV set this year. I'm pretty sure it's passed 25%.
The improvement over even DVD quality is a diminishing logarithmic curve.
My point is that simply that 1080p has zero bearing on AppleTV's success.
You could have made that point without adding an unnecessary statement based on blind assumptions.
Now 5:1 audio, that's another story, but that's an issue with the content, not the box.
It's partly an issue with the box too, though maybe it's upgradeable to a sufficient extent. It would either need to support DD playback, be decoded internally and sent out HDMI/recoded to DD, or have a receiver that decodes AAC5.1, which I haven't heard of one.