You think you have problems, all but 3 channels here in australia run 540p lol
I love the comment about 'Ludicrous HD'...
720p is fine for regular TV viewing, and 1080 for sporting events. Most TV broadcast where I live isn't above DVD quality, so "Ultra" TVs are a waste of their time and money pushing them out. Most viewers would not notice the difference from a 1080 50" television to those crazy resolutions, even if the content was available.
They sure are desperate to sell more sets.
There aren't any cable companies in Belgium that run any services that included hd boxes with 1080p? The most common ones I've seen in the US are At&T, Comcast, and Direct TV. Most of the HD channels I came across were 1080p save for a few I think.
AT&T and Comcast (I'm a Comcast subscriber) don't even broadcast in 1080p, except DirecTV which is actually a satellite provider, not cable. However, DirecTV offers a limited amount of 1080p and their signals are compressed which are lower quality than the Blu-Ray counterparts.
How many gigs would a movie need in this resolution? Would it fit on Bluray? I already avoid downloading anything in 1080P because it's just too big and takes too long and I'm content with 720P.
Maybe when I have a 5TB hard drive and better internet speeds I'll move up to 1080P but can't see myself moving to this new resolution for almost 10 years.
I'd be more interested in a laser TV with more color accuracy and deeper blacks and a TV that is 1cm thick.
Can't wait for all the reality TV dross and other crap programming to be broadcast in 4K.... </sarcasm>