HD TV quality not so good?

Discussion in 'iPod' started by mmccaskill, Sep 15, 2008.

  1. mmccaskill macrumors 6502

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    Maybe it is because I have a 30" ACD but the free episodes of Heroes, Monk & pysch don't look very good. Plus it stutters every 15 seconds or so. You'd think with a MacPro w/ 8800GT it wouldn't stutter.
     
  2. Galley macrumors 65816

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    Supposedly the bitrate is only 4Mbps. HDTV is usually around 19Mbps, and Blu-ray Disc can run 40Mbps. :(
     
  3. sonictonic macrumors 6502a

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    It shouldn't stutter so I think that part is just you buddy. As far as the looks of it, I definitely agree about Monk and Psych looking pretty crappy. The picture has a lot of noise for sure. The Office on the other hand looks fantastic on HD. Upon some online research, I was told that Monk and Psych were not originally filmed with HD cameras, and The Office was. So that would make sense...
     

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