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It could be because I see "almost" no difference in 480i and 480P but the 1080i sure is sweet.......

And 1080P TVs are a little expensive for my blood. I was going to buy one but $700 to $1000 more for a 50" 1080i? I didn't think so.

I'm not too thrilled about 1080P TV nor High Definition DVDs, hardware is too expensive and so it's the media.
I think that for most mid-market products, 1080p is all smoke and mirrors. When you get into larger, high-end equipment, then it pays off.

Besides the technology isn't refined yet, and they aren't about to broadcast 1080p anytime soon (bandwith constraints)... Currently I recommend to people who ask to stick with 720P as long as they plan on upgrading within the next 4 years.
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Besides the technology isn't refined yet, and they aren't about to broadcast 1080p anytime soon (bandwith constraints)... Currently I recommend to people who ask to stick with 720P as long as they plan on upgrading within the next 4 years.
Exactly, this is the big thing... NOTHING is broadcast in 1080p nor will it be any time soon. Broadcasters and show producers have already invested a lot moving to 720p and 1080i HD which is much more expensive to them when relatively compared to what you dish out to make the switch. They aren't going to suddenly buy new 1080p cameras, and countless other pieces of equipment which cost hundreds of thousands (ONE broadcast quality studio camera) because it's a new standard. Some haven't even made the switch yet and when they look at the prices and how most 1080p owners won't even notice that they're getting a 720p feed, they'll opt for the cheaper 720p/1080i. None of this even accounts for the fact that we don't have the bandwidth to carry 1080p. Basically, 1080p will be restricted to Blu-ray and HD-DVD... I hope you really like movies.
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I think that for most mid-market products, 1080p is all smoke and mirrors. When you get into larger, high-end equipment, then it pays off.

Besides the technology isn't refined yet, and they aren't about to broadcast 1080p anytime soon (bandwith constraints)... Currently I recommend to people who ask to stick with 720P as long as they plan on upgrading within the next 4 years.
i think the plan is to never broadcast in 1080p on regular air waves atleast so that the movies you buy at the store look better than what you can see on TV, it makes you want to but them more... wow i just realized how long it would take someone to download an illegal high def movie... that's a good deterent along wiht HDCP
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