[Tig] Wikipedia statement needs editing?

Bob Friesenhahn bfriesen at simple.dallas.tx.us
Wed Apr 2 17:15:51 BST 2008

On Wed, 2 Apr 2008, Owen Williams wrote:
> The HDTV productions I work on shoot DVCPRO HD, which is 960 pixels
> across, not even 1280.  As long as it looks better than SD that seems to
> be enough.

I am not sure that even qualifies as "HD".  The result is likely not 
any better than a DVD once it finally gets to the consumer.

HD quality on the "pay" channels has been all over the map.  Quality 
on HBO has gotten so bad that I am thinking about dropping the service 
entirely.  HD should always be better than the DVD version.  It should 
not be a blurry blocky mess.

It seems that HD is in the same state as cell phone service here in 
the US.  Everyone advertises that they offer the best service but 
there is no system in place to evaluate quality so the reality is far 
different.  Whether it be statistics of dropped calls, or scrambled 
pixels, we need end-to-end measurement standards with an independent 
organization in place to make those measurements and tally the 

Bob Friesenhahn
bfriesen at simple.dallas.tx.us, http://www.simplesystems.org/users/bfriesen/
GraphicsMagick Maintainer,    http://www.GraphicsMagick.org/

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